Washingtonia robusta

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Washingtonia robusta (Linden ex André) H. Wendl.
Mexican fan palm.
North-western Mexico.
Very common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Palmate
More than 15 m.
Yes
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 50 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-10ºC
All types
Fast
Light
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
High
Yes
High
Low difficulty
High

It grows in dry montainous areas principally in gorges and valleys where it can find water.

Its trunk, which is not as thick as that of a Washingtonia filifera, can remain similarly covered up under dead leaves unless removed by pruning away.

Its leaves are a deep green colour and its petioles are a reddish brown hue with sharp thorns.

It can adapt to any kind of soil even to very poor ones. When it has been transplanted it recovers very quickly.