Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix roebelenii

Pygmy Date Palm

FAMILY:
Araceae

ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

DESCRIPTION:
Small slow-growing tree to 7 ft.; grey-green leaves are 3 ft. long, pinnate and arranged in a single plane with a scurfy pubescence below; spiny leaf stems

CULTIVATION:
Keep soil moist; fertilize monthly; bright, indirect light

PROPAGATION:
Sow seed

COMMENTS:
As it is dioecious, only female plants will develop the date fruit

 

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