Pygmy Date Palm Care and Information
As a small tropical plant, the Pygmy Date Palm has many uses. Place them in empty planting areas or between towering trees. They do not grow huge, and their roots are not known to damage walkways, planters, hardscape or pipes. They have a fibrous root system similar to turfgrass they thrive with adequate water. Pygmy date palms are also moderately drought tolerant. Once established they are very resistant and low maintenance plants.
How Big and Tall do Phoenix Roebelenii get?
Pygmy date palms can grow up to 10 feet tall. However, since they are slow growing, most people see them while they are about 3 – 6 feet tall. Just their leaves, known as fronds can grow 2 – 4 feet long.
How much water do pygmy palms need?
Pygmy palms thrive with adequate water and survive in a drought. To grow healthy trees provide water to young plants about ONCE to TWICE per week when the weather is cool. Increase the frequency n the summer, irrigate TWO to THREE times per week The amount and how often to provide water depend on factors like the soil type, weather, and plant health. Give enough water to saturate the entire root zone width and depth. Allow the soil moisture to deplete before the next time you irrigate, but do not wait until the plant wilts.