How Fast Does a Pygmy Date Palm Grow?

Also known as dwarf date palms, pygmy date palms grow to a height that ranges between 6 and 12 feet in the right conditions. Highly adaptable to both indoor or outdoor growing and native to southeast Asia, pygmy dates are considered slow growers.

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Pygmy palms grow to adulthood in five to seven years.

Environmental Conditions

Pygmy date palms need certain conditions to thrive, such as full sun, plenty of water, warm weather conditions and proper fertilization. Temperature ranges should fall between 60 degrees at night and 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to maintain a healthy growth rate.

Seed Germination

A pygmy date palm's propagation process takes between six weeks and three months for seed germination. After three months, you should be able to see the first sprouting.

Spacing and Growth Rate

Pygmy date palms are usually grown in pairs of three but can also be grown as one single tree. The less competition for nutrients, the faster the pygmy date palm will grow, meaning that in a group of three, the growth rate will vary. It will take a 2-foot tall pygmy date palm five to seven years to grow 6 feet tall or its full adult size.