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Phoenix Robelenii 'Pygmy Date Palm' Seeds

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    If your seeds arrive in poor condition, you are eligible for a free replacement or refund. We want you to be able to enjoy the hobby, and will do everything we can to make sure you're satisfied with our seeds and bulbs! Read more in our refund policy.

    1 silver tin of 20 Phoenix Robelenii ‘Pygmy Date' Palm Seeds (care guide included)

    About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    1-6 months




    1-2 seeds per soil pod or planter

    recommended planter

    soil pod, nursery planter or ziploc baggie with

    sphagnum moss or perlite

    time to maturity

    1-2 years

    seed prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


    greenhouse | paper towel method | moss-in-a-bag


    80F - 90F

    About the Plants:


     small palm with thick trunk and thin feather-like leaves


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant

    6' - 22' 


    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    sandy coconut coir/peat-based potting mix


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no


    thrips, scale, mealy bugs, spider mites, root rot, leaf spot


    heavy | moderate | light


    We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Store these seeds in a cool, dry place if not planting right away. It is recommend to plant them right away, the longer they are stored, the lower the germination rates will be.

    These are some of the most difficult seeds to germinate, so a good setup with a heat mat, greenhouse and grow lights is recommended.

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews

    Great website, great delivery time, and excellent quality. Will be ordering again.

    They are seeds to plant

    They are seeds to plant

    Lori Clark
    Excited and nervous

    I have 4 little pots of sprouted pygmy date palm seedlings. They look a little droopy. I'm afraid I'm watering them too much

    Above and beyond

    The packaging is amazing and the instructions are straightforward. Thanks so much for being an amazing plant company.

    J F
    4 PDPs already sprouting away!

    Blown away, yet again, by Alina & Jeff’s love for what they do and the amazing, organic and USA-sourced seeds they provide through Plantflix!

    This was my 3rd or 4th order and it was time to try a Pygmy Date Palm tree! I love the attention to detail with the information given in each packet or tin! I love that I can be confident that 99.9% (this is from my personal experience) of the seeds I purchase and plant WILL germinate and be healthy plants BECAUSE of following their care instructions.
    I followed the instructions to a T and, after about 10 days, now have four 1-2” Pygmy date palms just straight up showing out, yall! I’m over the moon!

    when you order with us:

    • your seeds and orders are hand-packed in San Diego

    • your order ships in 1-2 business days

    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

    • we're always here to help with any questions!


    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)