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Pygmy Palm

Pygmy Palm

Regular price $57.76 USD
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Plant Type: Palms
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 5-7 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Pygmy Palm, more commonly known as the Pygmy Date Palm and scientifically as Phoenix roebelenii, is a small, elegant palm tree native to southeastern Asia. It's highly popular in landscaping and as an indoor plant due to its manageable size and attractive appearance.

In cultivation, Pygmy Palms typically grow to about 6 to 10 feet tall, making them much smaller than many other palm species. They have a spread of approximately 5 to 7 feet. The palm features a slender, graceful trunk that is often slightly curved, with a crown of fine, feathery fronds. The fronds are deep green and can reach lengths of 2 to 3 feet.

One of the charming aspects of Phoenix roebelenii is its versatility. It can be grown as a single-trunk specimen or in clumps of multiple trunks for a fuller, bushier appearance. The Pygmy Palm also produces small, edible dates, although they are more ornamental than tasty.

This palm prefers well-draining soil and can be grown in full sun to partial shade. It's somewhat drought-tolerant once established but thrives with regular watering and occasional fertilizing. While it can tolerate brief cold spells, it's best suited to warm climates and should be protected from hard freezes.

In landscaping, Pygmy Palms are often used in small gardens, courtyards, or as container plants for patios and indoor settings. Their compact size and elegant form make them a popular choice for adding a tropical touch without requiring the space that larger palms need.

Overall, the Pygmy Palm is a versatile and attractive plant, ideal for adding a touch of the tropics to a variety of settings. Its manageable size, elegant fronds, and adaptability to both indoor and outdoor environments make it a popular choice among gardeners and plant enthusiasts.

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