Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)


NASA Certified

Air Purification Rating
Excellent for removing chemical vapours with a high transpiration rate which is ideal for air circulation and humidity control.

Summary
This palm can grow up to a height of 1.5m to 2m although it is a very slow grower. The fonds can grow up to 0.9m in length and their natural habitat is under the canopy of dense tropical forests which means they are tolerant of low light conditions and can adapt well to the temperatures typical of indoor environments.
Family
Palm

Origin 
Tropical and sub-tropical Africa and Asia

Care and Maintenance
The root ball should be kept evenly moist however, the soil should be allowed to dry between waterings in winter. Feed weekly during the summer growing period and every other week during the winter.
Date Palms are comfortable growing in indoor potting mix.

Light Conditions
Semi-sun

Temperature
16-24 degrees celsius. Not below 10 degrees celsius in winter.

Pests and Problems
Spider mites in very dry air conditions