The Plant List

Phoenix roebelenii

Common: Pygmy date palm
Family: Arecaceae (Palmae)
Origin: Native to Laos
Light: Prefers partial shade
Water: Prefers ample water, as well as feeding and good drainage.
Temperature: Hardy to 18 degrees F

Patio tree, specimen plant, mass planting, or container plant. Indoors or outdoors. Selected for use where tropical effect is desired.

Thick trunk and spreading leaves. Slow growing, it will stay small for a long time.

Mature specimens can reach up to 6 ft. tall.

Fine-leaved. Curved leaves form dense crown. Insignificant white flowers in spring, followed by insignificant red fruit. Low maintenance palm.

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