For growing a smaller, but beautiful, palm tree that doesn't require too much maintenance, a popular choice has always been the hardy Phoenix Roebelenii, also known as the Robellini palm tree. This date palm is native to the humid environs of southeastern Asia and, due to its quick growth period, has recently become a popular ornamental palm in the Western world. Because of its short height, the Robellini is easy to prune and often serves as a shrub tree to fill out gardens and give them an exotic flair. If you live in an environment that doesn't typically go below 35 degrees Fahrenheit, you might want to consider planting the easy-to-grow Robellini in your yard. Consider the following tips before you plant a Robellini palm.
The Robellini palm thrives on direct sunlight, and plenty of it. After you've found a suitable location away from shade, you'll want to bury the root ball with a highly fertilized mix of compost and soil. Make sure that it is completely covered in soil, and then begin the watering program.
You will want to water the burgeoning Robellini sprout deeply, but not too frequently. Watering it twice a week when it is young should be enough. As the tree grows past a foot or two, a once-a-week watering schedule should be adequate for your Robellini palm.
If you live in a climate that might get colder than 35 degrees in the winter, or see nighttime frosts, you may want to consider moving your Robellini palm indoors for the winter. Carefully digging around the soil until you find most of the exposed roots, gently place the tree in a large pot that contains ground soil from the growth area. With a fresh layer of fertilizer spread among the soil, pack the dirt until the palm stands upright and place in a well-lit location indoors.