Canary Island Date Palm trees - Palmae Phoenix Canariensis Plant.

What You Need to Know About the Canary Island Date Palm – Palmae Phoenix Canariensis Plant

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.