NZ Palms, Cycads and Subtropical Plants
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Description

A relatively small and attractive palm the Pygmy Date Palm only really begins to show itself off once it forms a decent trunk of several feet.  With age they develop into truly beautiful dwarf versions of the giant date palm.

 

Origin

Laos.

 

Form and size

Solitary palm to 3m.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in semi-shaded position.  Grows well in most coastal and temperate areas of the North Island.

Phoenix roebelenii

Pygmy Date Palm

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Growth rate

 Slow

Outdoors

 Yes

Indoors

 Yes (well-lit position)

Wind

 Good tolerance

Sea winds

 Some tolerance

Sun

 Very good tolerance

Dryness

 Good tolerance

Frost

 To -3°C

Phoenix roebelenii, Pygmy Date Palm

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