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Date Palm

 Date Palm

 

Common Name(s)

Date Palm

Latin Name

Phoenix canariensis

Care Level

Perfect For Beginners

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Light

Date palms like the brightest light that can be provided, including full sun.

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Water

These plants do best when kept slightly on the dry side so allowing the top two inches of soil to dry between watering is ideal.

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Humidity

Average home humidity is fine for these plants.

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Temperature

Plants do well in average home temperatures between 12° & 26°C.

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Fertiliser

These plants do not require intense feeding, a single fertilising once a year is great.

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Toxicity

The fronds of these plants are particularly dangerous

Why is my plant not growing?

These plants are slow growing so be aware that these plants may go through periods without new leaves growing.

Are these plants toxic?

Whilst these plants are not toxic they do have sharp leaf edges that can cause puncture marks when the plant matures, this is something to be aware of if there are pets or small children around.

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