The Dwarf Date Palm originated underneath the canopy of dense tropical forests in Africa and Asia. This helps explain why this plant does so well in the indirect light found in homes and offices. A Dwarf Date Palm is a very slow growing palm that reaches a maximum height of about 4-5 ft.. It produces arching, graceful fronds about 3ft. or .9 meters in length with delicate leaflets on them. Like most palms, the Dwarf Date Palm is an excellent clean air plant.
A Phoenix Roebelenii does best in bright indirect light, but can survive in medium filtered light, be careful not to over-water in lower light. Keep the soil of moist but never soggy during most of the year. In winter, allow the soil to dry out before watering. The fronds of a Dwarf Date Palm turn brown from too much water or from hard water.