Dwarf Date Palm

This palm usually reaches a maximum height of 5 feet to 6.5 feet (1.5 – 2 meters). It is a very slow grower. It produces a stately main trunk with graceful, green fans that droop elegantly. The fronds reach about 3 feet (0.9 meters) and grow almost horizontally. It is best seen when given adequate space and is impressive standing alone, especially when given spot lighting. It has a natural habitat under the canopy of dense, tropical forests so it adapts quite well to low light environments and temperatures found in homes and offices. When its environmental needs are met, the date palm can survive for decades.

Family: Palm

Origin: Africa, Asia

Care: The root ball should be kept evenly moist. However, the soil can be allowed to dry between waterings in winter. This plant loves frequent misting. The date palm prefers a weekly feeding schedule, except in winter when feeding can be on a biweekly basis.

Lighting: Semi-sun

Ideal Temperature: 60-75°F (16-24°C)

Challenges: Spider mites in dry air. Brown fronds from over-watering or the use of hard water.

Propagation: Seeds