Common Names: Mexican Fan Palm, Skyduster, Washington Palm
Growth: Upwards, old fronds naturally fall off
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Regularly. Keep evenly moist. Can tolerate short periods of drought.
Humidity: 40% - 90%
Temperature: 16°C - 40°C
Container: Self-watering, irrigated bed
Nutrients: 20-10-10 monthly
Propagation: Seed or splitting
Interiorscape Use: Atrium, Large Potted Plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Old fronds naturally get pushed off.
Comments: One of the largest palm trees, when they reach their mature height. Somewhat slow growing indoors. The leaf stems have sharp spines along the edges. The trunk is slender and bulbous at the base.