If you are transplanting a new date palm into a pot or container, choose a palm potting mix. These mixes have excellent drainage and include nutrients to feed the transplant for up to six months. Palm trees do not like to dry out completely between waterings. Water your outdoor palms two to three times per week when the soil is slightly dry. Irrigate with a soaker hose at the base of the tree rather than overhead watering.
- Light Needs: Partial to full sun
- Watering Needs: 2-3 times a week
- Care Difficulty: Easy Care Plant
One of the most widely used palm trees in landscaping. This small variety of palm tree grows about 6 inches to 2 feet per year. Pygmy date palms grow in any type of well-drained soil, but prefer sandy loamdo best in well-drained soil. These palms are very versatile and can grow indoors, as an outdoor potted or container tree, or in your lawn. Choose an area outdoors with sandy soil in partial shade to full sun.