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PALMS - Pygmy Date Palm - Phoenix Roebelenii
PALMS - Pygmy Date Palm - Phoenix Roebelenii

PALMS - Pygmy Date Palm - Phoenix Roebelenii

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PhoenixRoebelenii also called "Pygmy Date Palm" is a small (even miniature) feather palm, from Laos and Southeast Asia. The Pygmy Date Palm is absolutely gorgeous; it has a small stature, lacy leaves, and often has a gracefully curving trunk. The Pygmy Date Palm is a singular trunk species but is commonly planted in groups to make an attractive specimen. It is also one of the most popular palms available, grown worldwide in containers, or used in landscaping in warmer areas. The Phoenix Roebelenii has a single trunk that is hairy at first, becoming clean but "knobby" as it ages. The glossy leaves are lush, deep green or sometimes bluish green, and they grow to about 2 - 4 feet inches length. The fronds arch outward to form a loose, rounded, fernlike canopy. The delicate leaflets, arranged neatly along the upper length of the gently arched leaf stem lend the plant a very graceful aspect. When the dates appear they are small, oval-round, about 1/2 inch long, and range from dark purple to brown/black when fully ripe between September and October. This is an excellent dwarf accent palm prized for small-area tropical effects; a very good container plant, for patios or indoors. Use clumps of these palms as specimens or to serve as focal point in a mass planting of annuals. This rugged little palm also looks great indoors - just give it a bright spot and keep it out of drafts. This palm does not need to be pruned, except to remove the old dead fronds.

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*Seeds are mailed in a bubble wrap package to prevent crushing*

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