Phoenix roebelenii, commonly referred to as the "Pygmy Date Palm,” is a subtropical spreading palm in the Arecaceae family. It’s a slow-growing tree with long pinnate leaves. Leaflets are arranged on a single plane. Slightly prehistoric looking.

Light: Full sun to part sun

Water: Let dry down 5% of its soil volume

Environment: Used to tropical and subtropical climates 

Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic to cats and dogs

Habit / SIze: Typically grows about 6’ tall and 5’ wide

Of Note:

  • Prefers to be slightly root bound and does not like frequent repotting
  • When they get older they will develop sharper thorns on the trunk that should be avoided

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.