Also known as Sky Duster, Cotton Palm and Petticoat Palm, Washingtonia robusta epitomises Californian boulevards.
The Mexican Fan Palm has a tall, slender reddish trunk that swells towards the base topped by a crown of large, bright green, fan-shaped leaves, with cotton-like threads hanging from each leaf.
With its strong architectural features and tropical good looks, this palm is a must for all interior landscapers.
Sexy but sharp! This palm has big leaves spread out on sharp, serrated stems. When pruning old, dead leaves or removing the stringy leaf shedding, remember to wear gloves.
Dead leaves hang from the palm like skirts. These should be removed when grown indoors. Thin-out new growth if the palm becomes too big for its space.
Feeling hot, hot, hot! The Mexican Fan is one of the palms that can handle some full sun. Providing direct early morning and late afternoon sunlight will benefit the palm.
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