A picture of a Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii

Also known as

Miniature Date Palm, Dwarf Date Palm, Robellini

Starr 070124-3839 Phoenix roebelenii by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pygmy Date Palm Overview

Phoenix roebelenii is a dwarf palm species from the Arecaceae family. Originating from China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, this is a popular plant grown for the striking, ornamental appearance. It forms a slim, often single trunk, but may form multiple trunks in a cluster. Leaves are divided pinnately and measure up to 1m long. It is commonly known by the names Pygmy Date Palm, Miniature Date Palm, Dwarf Date Palm and Roebelin Palm. Flowers are yellow, leading onto edible black fruits. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Pygmy Date Palm

How to propagate Pygmy Date Palm

Seed

You can propagate from seed in spring.

Special features of Pygmy Date Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Pygmy Date Palm

Ornamental, fruit, greenhouse, indoors

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