Scientific Name: Phoenix roebelenii
Common Name: Pygmy Date Palm
Full Grown: 8 -10 + feet
Description: Pygmy Date Palm is extremely popular for its dwarfed size and slender form. This palm tree is considered the miniature species of the Phoenix family. The shapely trunk of Phoenix roebelenii curves slightly and the fronds arch gently to form a beautiful dark green crown. Phoenix roebelenii is naturally clustering in the wild, but also grows solitary in cultivation.
Origin: Northern Laos, Vietnam, Southern China
Climate: Pygmy Date Palm is not cold tolerant and needs frequent watering.
History: The epithet is a Latinized form of the German surname “Roebelin” and honors the man who first collected the species in Laos.