Canary Island Date Palm

(16 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Phoenix canariensis

Common Names: Canary Island Date Palm, Pineapple Palm

Overview: The Canary Island Date Palm is a marvel in the gardening world. With its slow growth and low maintenance, many people would love to have them in their homes. With basic care, you can truly boost the growth of your Canary Island Date Palm and grow it into a healthy plant. 

If you want to get the best results for your plant, then you can move it outside for the best outcomes. With its air-purifying characteristics, the palm tree is great for your home and improving air quality. Not just that, but its beautiful leaves contribute to the aesthetics of your home. But it is important to practice care as the spines on the leaves are toxic and can prick you. 

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The Canary Island Date Palm, or Pineapple Palm, is found across subtropical climates. Typically ranging in height from 30 to 60 ft., it is a stately, proud addiction to landscaping. It’s quite hardy, and tolerant of a wide range of conditions – everything from drought to flooding. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but it can also tolerate deep shade.

The Pineapple Palm’s wide brown trunk is beautifully accented by its pineapple cut crowns and deep green, exotic looking fronds. This palm will be the focal point of your walkway, pool, driveway or elsewhere in your garden.

The Canary Island Date Palm, also known as the Phoenix Canariensis, is one of the most common ornamental palms. It was first introduced to Europe in the 1600s and to other areas such as North Africa and West Asia in the 1700s. It was first found in the coastal and urban areas. It is a very hardy plant and a top option for all those who are looking for an indoor plant. 

Caring for your Canary Island Date Palm

Despite being a hardy plant, you need to be very careful when growing it. The Canary Island Date Palm can withstand both low and high temperatures, but you should still expose them to more moderate temperatures. 


The Pineapple Palm requires bright and direct sunlight. However, if you cannot put it indirect light, the plant can also thrive in partial shade. The best way to give it light is to first give it the bright morning sun and then the shade of the evening light. The midday sunlight can be very harsh on the plant. 


Soil with good drainage and nutrient-rich compost is the best choice. If you go for very heavy soil, then that will absorb a lot of moisture, and that will not be too good for the plant. 

You can go for a standard mix of soil. To make it lighter, you can add organic material or additives such as coarse grit or perlite. 


It is important for you to keep a check on the moisture levels for the Canary Islands Date Palm. It needs to be moist but not wet. Check the soil regularly, and as soon as its starts to completely dry out, you can add a little water. However, do not overwater the plant as that can rot the soil. 

Moreover, you need to water your plant according to the season. If it’s summer, you can water the plant regularly but reduce the frequency of watering in the winter. 


Your Phoenix Canariensis does not need a lot of feeding. It can survive off of the soil. However, in the growing season, you can feed it half strength of the plant feed for optimal growth. You need to be very smart with the feeding and make sure that you choose the best timing. If you add too much and much later in the season, then you might disrupt the growth of your plants. 

Common Issues

The Phoenix Canariensis is very tolerant of drought and salt. You do not have to worry about these conditions; however, there are some things that can have adverse effects on your plant. 


Spider mites and Mealybugs are two of the biggest threats to the Canary Island Date Palm. Other than that, you may also find some scale, aphids, and whitefly. You can use organic treatment to get rid of these pests. It is best to lean towards natural pesticides over commercial ones such as neem oil mixture. 


There are no particular diseases affecting the Canary Islands Date Palm. However, you can experience that some of your plant’s lower leave are falling off. This is not something concerning, and the trees will grow back on their own. 


You do not need to prune the Canary Island, Date Palm. Trim the edges if you want to give it some shape, but there is no evident need to prune the palm tree. 


You can use seeds to propagate the plant. Plant them in nutrient-rich soil, and that can help them grow. 

Potting / Repotting

These plants are slow-growing, which means that you don’t have to report them frequently. It is best to leave them in the plot and only change it when they have completely outgrown it. However, when repotting it, make sure to use a larger pot. 

Be sure to add an extra layer of compost to the base of the pot for optimal growth. For the roots to establish, add plenty of water. 

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

40 ft


30 ft – 40 ft

16 reviews for Canary Island Date Palm

  1. Nick (verified owner)

    Great experience! My CID palm is thriving.

  2. Tad D. (verified owner)

    Nice plant,arrived in timely manner.

  3. Paul R. (verified owner)

  4. Anthony (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in excellent condition. Will purchase more in the near future.

  5. Paul R. (verified owner)

  6. Raminta R. (verified owner)

    Pretty nice plant! Happy with my purchase

  7. Joel G. (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in perfect condition. Good experience for a first time buyer here

  8. Sharon A. (verified owner)

    Our newest addition arrived in wonderful condition! We followed the enclosed instructions, she’s currently basking in the Texas sun!☀️We lost 7 palms during the February 2021 winter storm.❄️🌨
    We will be naming her Gloria, she’s going to be a true survivor!🌴

  9. Linda J. (verified owner)

    Came in quickly considering it’s the holidays. Perfect condition and packaged very well. Looks like it is very healthy and green.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plants are looking great and healthy.

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant arrived well packaged. Pot container was well sealed to keep soil intact along with moisture wrap.

  12. David Caudill (verified owner)

    Great quality and awesome shipping prices!

  13. Daniel (verified owner)

    Plant arrived very healthy. Great packaging!

  14. gary Richardson (verified owner)

    Always healthy plants. Shipped carefully and quickly. Very Professional service.

  15. Eugene L. (verified owner)

    Also arrived in excellent condition. Am very satisfied.

  16. Tonia J. (verified owner)

    I was absolutely amazed at how great a shape the plant was in as I have ordered trees online before from another company and was sorely disappointed. I was ecstatic and elated when I opened the box to see such a healthy plant and vibrant tree. Although there was a little browning on the center leaves, it was nothing significant. I don’t think that I could ask for anything better.

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Why others chose the Canary Island Date Palm

Beautiful Palm Tree!

I purchased these trees because they are one of the premier palms and can be a unique centerpiece for your landscaping.

They are totes gorg. My faves.