Pygmy Palm Habitat
The Pygmy palm originates from Southeast Asia. The trees are found in Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Northeast India, South China and Burma where they grow in rainforests, clearings or along riverbanks.
The palms grow singly or in groupings with full sun to partial shade. They can tolerate all kinds of soils (sand, loam, clam, acidic), but the species require abundant water to reach full potential.
Phoenix Roebelenii is one of the most widely used palms in the Southern United States. They thrive in hot climates. Many grow well in Hawaii, Southern Arizona, coastal Texas, Southern Florida, some parts of Lousiana and Southern coastal California. USDA Hardiness Zones are 10 through 11.
They are also planted as popular ornamental plants in New Zealand and Australia.
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