Mexican Fan Palm
Also known as
Skyduster Palm, Southern Washingtonia, Mexican Washingtonia, Thread Palm, Fan Palm, Mexican fan palm, Palm
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20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Mexican Fan Palm Overview
Washingtonia robusta is a fast-growing evergreen palm in the Arecaceae family. It develops large fan-shaped leaves at the top of its slender stem. Each leaf is composed of many leaflets at the end of a spine edged petiole that can be up to 1m long. In late spring and early summer, small white flowers are produced in long hanging sprays that can develop into dark brown fruits.
How to harvest Mexican Fan Palm
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Mexican Fan Palm
Special features of Mexican Fan Palm
If growing under glass, use a loam based compost with added leaf mould and sharp sand.
Other uses of Mexican Fan Palm
This architectural palm can be used to give structure to a range of locations from urban courtyards to tropical garden. It can also be grown in containers indoors when young.