Washingtonia robusta <br> Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta
Mexican Fan Palm

Aquatopia Conservatory
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Washingtonia robusta                      

Washing-ton-ee-ah roh-BUS-tuh

Common Names: Mexican Fan Palm, Skyduster, Washington Palm

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: Mexico

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

Soil: Well-draining

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.   

Toxicity: Safe.