Phoenix sylvestris, Sylvester Date Palm

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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Phoenix Sylvestris, Sylvester Date Palm

One of the Prettiest Cold-Hardy Palms, the Sylvester Date Palm is quite the showstopper with its silvery blue-green fronds. It’s a great choice for gardeners who like the looks of the larger date palms, (like the Canary Island variety), but just don’t have the room.

Cold hardy, drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant, the Sylvester is famous for its seeds, which are frequently used in jams and jellies. Slow growing, they stay low to the ground when young, then grow an attractive trunk in a diamond-shaped pattern.


Phoenix Sylvestris is also called sugar date palm, Indian date, silver date palm, and wild date palm. Sylvestris is a Latin word that means forest. It’s a species of a unique flowering plant in the famous palm family.  

This plant is native to India and other Asian countries, like Bangladesh and Pakistan. But for several years, people in the European region are extensively growing these plants both indoors and outdoor. 


The Sylvestris Phoenix is tolerant to drought, but they flourish more in water. Though they are easy to maintain, there are several things that you need to consider. 


Sylvester date palm is a moderate growing palm and can reach up to 75 to 80 feet and can get 10 to 12 feet wide. These plants can survive under direct light and can thrive in partial shade. 

This way, you can bring a plant to your house and keep it in any sunny room, either near or away from the window. 


Another factor that makes it easy to grow and maintain is that it can thrive in a wide variety of soils, such as well-drained, sandy, and moist. You can put them in soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5 and can tolerate pH up to 8. 


New small plants need more water than full-grown plants. You need to water them weekly throughout the first growing season. During the hot season, you need to soak their soil completely. 

If you have to keep your plant outdoor, make sure to provide a little bit of water daily. 


You need to fertilize your Sylvester palm tree every three months with any high-quality magnesium sulfate and palm fertilizer. Make sure to water the fertilizers properly after placing them in your pot. This helps the nutrients in the fertilizer absorb the soil. 

Common Issues

Sylvester Phoenix might struggle due to different problems, but they are more likely to endure disease and pests. 


Phoenix Sylvester is susceptible to some pests, such as mealybugs, spider mites, scale, and whitefly. If you notice any signs of these pests, use natural organic treatments to solve the problem. You can spray neem oil mixture on your plants to keep these pests at bay. 


If the leaves of this tree are drooping and withering, then it’s the sign of the infection. Also, droop parallel and fronds collapse are common indications of the diseases. In this case, you need to prune the infected parts of your plant. You also need to ensure that your Sylvester gets proper water and light. 


You don’t need to prune your plant if it’s completely healthy and beautiful. However, you need to cut the leaves and part of the trees that are gone yellow. You also need to prune broken or dead leaves and trunk areas. 

While pruning, makes sure to trim the fronds close to the trunk. This way, the entire infected leaves will be cut and allow the nutrients in the plant to develop new healthy leaves. 


Propagating your small date palm is a pretty easy task. As your tree grows, it will become difficult for you to propagate. During spring, take out the loose soil and lift your plant with the roots. 

Fill the bottom of the new container with the fresh soil, and then place your pot in the center. Fill the remaining part of your pot. Make sure to plant the tree on the ground when it gets big enough to handle. 

Potting/ Repotting

Since these plants grow slowly, you don’t need to repot them often. Some Phoenix Sylvestris break out of their plant pots if they outgrow them. So, if they get big enough to be shifted to another pot, don’t wait.  

For repotting, always choose a 2 to 3 inches larger pot than the previous one. Plus, before placing your plant into the new pot, loosen up its roots slightly. And in the end, give a good amount of water to your plant so that the root system can establish in the soil. 

Additional information


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

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

40 ft


20 ft – 40 ft

24 reviews for Phoenix sylvestris, Sylvester Date Palm

  1. Edgardo Morales (verified owner)

    I’m happy with my palm. I love it.

  2. KEVIN L (verified owner)

    Our palm arrived in great condition and looks outstanding!

  3. Sam (verified owner)

    Much smaller than anticipated

  4. Kathleen (verified owner)

    As described. Arrived well packed and very healthy. Very pleased.

  5. Matt (verified owner)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy. Looks just like the picture

  7. Austin McCants (verified owner)


  8. Charles Hughes (verified owner)

    Beautiful tree and fast shipping!!

  9. Bruce (verified owner)

    Great Sylvester palm!! Large size, green, healthy and very carefully and securely wrapped…I always have the best of luck with Plantvine’s offerings…and this palm is no exception!

  10. michael mislan (verified owner)

    nice healthy palm and good price wish it was little bigger

  11. Ruben Rodriguez (verified owner)

    Palms arrived faster than expected and bigger than expected! Palms arrived in great condition! will def order again!!!

  12. Ann L. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived as promised, very healthy-looking and LARGE!! Very happy with my order.

  13. Ralph S. (verified owner)

    I have purchased Sylvester Palm Tree from other places before but, your palms are in better quality and much larger for the price. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍

  14. talal (verified owner)

    Very nice love the plant already in my front yard

  15. William F. (verified owner)

    Very good plant. good quality and very green. its been in the ground for a week and its doing great!

  16. Clyde B. (verified owner)

    The sylvestri palm arrived well packed and in great condition. It was as advertised and appears to be healthy. I’ve since ordered two Mexican Fan Palms from Plantvine. Great folks to do business with. Thank you!

  17. Gilbert Zaragoza (verified owner)

    I have had the plants for about a week and they appear to be in great condition. They arrived well hydrated and packaged to ensure their safe travels. I am pleased with these plants.

  18. Robert W. (verified owner)

    Beautiful palm in excellent condition. Arrived packaged for safe transport.

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  21. Robert I. (verified owner)

    The plants were of great quality and healthy, and will definitely order again…great experience!

  22. Iryna M. (verified owner)

    Plant is beautiful!

  23. Mark Tucker (verified owner)

    Very satisfied ! Got exactly what I paid for which is rare these days anywhere . Thanks again I will def buy more from you guys I. The future .

  24. Thomas m Dreyer (verified owner)

    Such good plants that I’m ordering more!

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Why others chose the Phoenix sylvestris, Sylvester Date Palm

They are beautiful. My queen died :-( in the very rare Arctic hell freeze and I want a replacement.

Phoenix Sylvestris is one of the premier Palms.

The palms I previously ordered were so large and healthy and packed so well, that I was moved to order more even though I live all the way across the country!

Beautiful palm!