Is it possible to create a plant from a fresh date seed in a mini pot? When I say "mini" I mean a pot with diameter of maybe 6cm, like this one? (see image below)

I already tried this 3 times with 3 seeds that had roots coming out of each, but they all died. So, I'm wondering if the issue is with me, possibly inappropriate soil or a too small pot, or it's just not possible to make it grow as a mini plant.

The soil I'm using is a mix of:

  • 1/3 vermiculite
  • zeolite
  • organic soil

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  • Hi Dani! I re-worded your title a bit to match our usual format. Also, your last paragraph asked if it might not be possible to grow it as a "meme" plant. I looked up that term and couldn't find anything, so I substituted the word "mini" as it seemed to make sense. If it was meant to be "meme" instead, I apologize, and hope you'll go back and fix it! Dec 31, 2017 at 0:41

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I am afraid bonsai for monocotyledons are very difficult if not impossible. But I am not sure if that's what you mean with meme plant? Palms, such as the Date palm, are not really trees (as real bonsai are) and therefore the techniques applied to bonsai do not work here.

The seed would in theory be able to germinate in a small pot, but would need a bigger pot as soon the plant starts to grow. Date seeds should germinate well in just normal potting soil (kept a bit wet and warm). It could take a few weeks to months though.

So making a miniature palm in a 6 cm diameter pot is according to my knowledge and experience not feasible.

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