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Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii 20 Seeds USA Company

Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii 20 Seeds USA Company

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Phoenix roebelenii, commonly known as the pygmy date palm or miniature date palm, is a small species of palm tree native to Southeast Asia. Here's a description of this popular ornamental plant:

Size and Growth Habit: Phoenix roebelenii is a slow-growing palm tree that typically reaches heights of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) when mature. It has a slender trunk, usually no more than 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) in diameter, and is topped with a dense crown of feathery fronds.

Leaves: The fronds of the pygmy date palm are pinnate, meaning they are composed of numerous leaflets arranged along a central axis. Each frond can have up to 100 leaflets, which are typically about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimeters) long. The leaflets are dark green, glossy, and gracefully arching.

Trunk: The trunk of Phoenix roebelenii is typically covered with old leaf bases, giving it a textured appearance. It may also feature prominent rings or scars left behind by previous fronds.

Flowers and Fruits: Mature pygmy date palms produce small, creamy-yellow flowers arranged in clusters on branched inflorescences. These flowers are followed by small, oval-shaped fruits that ripen to a dark purple-black color. While the fruits are edible, they are not typically consumed by humans and may cause digestive upset if ingested in large quantities.

Habitat and Distribution: In its native habitat, Phoenix roebelenii grows in tropical and subtropical regions, often in moist, shady locations such as understory forests and along riverbanks. It is native to countries in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

Cultivation and Landscape Use: The pygmy date palm is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. It is valued for its compact size, attractive foliage, and ability to thrive in containers, making it popular for use in landscapes, gardens, and indoor spaces such as offices and malls.

Growing Instructions

  1. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
  2. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite.
  3. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
  4. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  5. Put the seeds on the soil.
  6. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  7. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist but not wet.
  8. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  9. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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