The Canary Island date palm is a decorative palm tree with a single, bulbous stem marked with oblong leaf scars. The finely divided fronds are emerald-green and arch gracefully, with stiff pinnae arranged along a lighter green midrib.
This is one of the hardiest of the palms, being tolerant of temperature variations and direct sunlight, and not easily damaged. It is slow-growing, with fronds up to 3 ft. (90 cm) long, making it a particularly good plant to use as a specimen in a conservatory.
Size: Height 6½ ft. (2 m).
Light: Direct sunlight.
Temperature: Normal room, but needs a winter rest period at 50—55°F (10—12°C).
Moisture: Keep thoroughly moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil from drying out.
Feeding: Give standard liquid fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Propagation: Sow seed at around 80°F (25°C).
Special needs: Avoid overwatering; never allow the pol to stand in water or the roots will rot.