Is the phoenix palm hardy?

Is the phoenix palm hardy?

The phoenix palm tolerates frost down to around -5 ° C, so it is only partially hardy. It can be kept as a houseplant all year round or outside in the garden or on the balcony during the summer. It survives the winter outside only in a very mild area with temperatures around freezing point.

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Where should my phoenix palm hibernate?

The phoenix palm should overwinter in a bright room. This can be a bright staircase or a winter garden. Drafts should be avoided if possible. The ideal temperature in this winter quarter is around 6 ° C to 12 ° C.

How do I care for my phoenix palm in winter?

Winter rest is also good for your phoenix palm in the living room. So the palm can recover and gain strength for the next season. This extends the life of your phoenix palm and strengthens its vitality and resistance to diseases and / or pests.

The phoenix palm can do without fertilizer in winter, over-fertilization can even lead to brown leaves. The palm tree also needs water in the cold season, but a little less than in summer. Every now and then, check the moisture of the soil before watering your palm.

Since spider mites occasionally occur in the phoenix palm in winter, you should regularly check the plant for pest infestation. Otherwise the phoenix palm does not require any special care.

The essentials in brief:

  • frost hardy to around - 5 ° C
  • choose light winter quarters
  • ideal temperature for wintering: approx. 6 ° C to 12 ° C
  • Hibernation for phoenix palms in the living room extends the lifespan and strengthens vitality


Your phoenix palm in the living room will also look forward to winter rest in a bright, cool room. She thanks you for this break with vitality and a long life.