This Phoenix is one of the best palms to grow indoors as it has a compact habit that can easily be accommodated in a number of home or office locations. It is also a very attractive plant with delicate, feathery fronds comprised of numerous fine leaflets. Like other Phoenix species, it cannot tolerate a warm, dry atmosphere, which will cause the foliage to dry out rapidly, with browning of the leaf tips. The white, waxy covering on newly emerging fronds can occasionally stick leaflets together. These should separate on their own in time, but sometimes need to be gently teased apart.

Plant type : Palm with upright but spreading habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 60-90cm (24—36in) with 60-120cm (24—48in) spread
Flower : None indoors
Leaf : Fronds, 30-90cm (12—36in) long, comprised of many fine leaflets 7.5—10cm (3—4in) long, 0.5cm din) wide, green with light waxy covering
Temperature : 18-21°C (64 - 70°F)
Aspect/Light : Well-lit situation with some sunlight
Humidity : Moderate to high
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, allowing to dry just a little before re-watering; water less in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every two to four weeks with houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Sow seeds In seed and cutting compost at 27°C (80°F) in mid to late spring
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Mealy bug, root mealy bug, scale insect, root rot due to over-watering, browning of leaves in dry atmosphere
Availability : Occasionally available throughout yearr
Uses indoors : Feature plant for table-top then floor display; good for lounge, dining room or office; needs space to accommodate spread