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Grow A Date Palm From A Seed: How To Cultivate This Exotic Plant At Home

June 20, 2018 11:04

The date palm is a very beautiful plant that you can grow at home. For this, you will only need a date seed, and you can get an exotic plant for little money. It takes time, though. But isn’t it pleasant to watch it grow?

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How to grow a date palm tree from a seed

  1. For planting, take dried or air dried dates and remove the pulp. Gardeners advise to take the seeds of the Robelen’s date - a short palm tree growing in several trunks. Then rinse them and soak in water for several days. Change the water every 8-10 hours.
  2. Take a pot with holes in the bottom, first put the pebble in it for drainage. Then add a substrate from a mixture of peat and sand.
  3. Sow the seeds half an inch in a moist soil. Put the pot in a warm place. When the first leaves appear, wipe them with a damp cotton pad.
  4. When the sprouts grow up to 15 centimeters, plant them in separate pots with soil containing peat, sand, vegetable soil, and humus.

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How to take care of a date palm

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  1. The palm requires warmth and sunlight. Make sure that the pot is suitably placed.
  2. Fertilize the soil weekly from spring to late autumn. In winter, do it once a month.
  3. Water the palm with warm settled water two-three times a week in spring and summer, once a week in winter. Make sure the soil is not too wet, which can kill the plant. 
  4. Once a year move the young palm in a new pot an inch wider in diameter.

Here is another effective way to grow a date palm tree:

This plant requires proper care to grow healthy and beautiful. We hope our advice will help you make your dream of a little paradise at home true!

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