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How often should you water Phoenix roebelenii?

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How often should you water Phoenix roebelenii?

Phoenix roebelenii, also known as the pygmy date palm, is a popular indoor plant due to its elegant appearance and easy maintenance. A frequently asked question among plant lovers is how much water to give this plant to keep it healthy. We will provide you with tips!

Understand the needs of Phoenix roebelenii

Before we dive into how much water to give Phoenix roebelenii, it is important to understand the needs of this plant. Phoenix roebelenii is used to drier circumstances and can thrive in somewhat dry, warm environments. That is why it is important to avoid overwatering this plant, as that is likely to cause root rot and other problems.

Use the right potting soil

Phoenix roebelenii grows best in well drained soil that does not remain too wet. Use a potting soil that contains (for example) sand, perlite and peat. This combination allows surplus water to be drained and prevents the roots to rot in too high humidity.

Test the humidity of the soil

A good way to determine whether your Phoenix roebelenii needs water or not, is by checking the humidity of the soil. Put your finger into the soil for about 5 cms. If the soil feels dry, the plant needs more water. If the soil is still humid, wait before watering again. It is important to know that the frequency of the watering depends on multiple aspects, such as the size of the pot, the temperature and the air humidity indoors.

Avoid overwatering

A common problem when taking care of a Phoenix roebelenii is overwatering. This can lead to root rot and other problems that will affect the health of your palm tree. Water your Phoenix roebelenii only when the soil feels dry and avoid giving too much water in one go as well. Generally speaking, the palm needs water once a week, but this may vary depending on the circumstances in your home.

Watch for signs of overwatering or underwatering

To keep your Phoenix roebelenii in its best shape, it is important to watch for signs of over- or underwatering. If the leaves turn yellow or get brown edged, it might be a sign that it is receiving too much water. If the leaves turn brown and die off, it may need additional water. Change the frequency of watering to fix these problems.

Enjoy your beautiful indoor plant

Phoenix roebelenii is a beautiful and popular indoor plant that is easy to care for if you know how often to water it. During summer, watering once per week is often enough, whereas watering once per two weeks is sufficient in winter. Use the right amount of water to make the soil well humid but not drenched. And do not forget it is always better to give too litle water than too much!

  MyPalmShop     22-11-2023 15:03