Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
A very slow grower, eventually reaching heights of 8 to 10 feet, this plant is best seen when given adequate space in a bright spot free of drafts. It adapts well to low-light offices and controlled temperature environments.
Like most palms, the Dwarf Date Palm is one of the best for removing indoor air pollutants and is especially adept at removing xylene.
A hardy, drought-tolerant and long-lived plant, the Dwarf Date Palm should not be placed near children’s play areas — it has sharp needle-like spines arranged near the base of the leaf stem. These spines can easily penetrate through skin and clothing.
Semi-sun to semi-shade.
If the air is too dry, spider mites might infest. Wipe leaves with soapy water to rid the plant of mites.
Thrives on a weekly watering schedule (bi-weekly in the winter). Keep the root ball evenly moist. This plant loves misting.
Grows well in soil or hydroculture.