California fan palm care

Washingtonia filifera

HOW TO GROW COTTON PALM

Characteristics of the plant

COTTON PALM

flower

Summer. Very small flowers in inflorescences until 5 m long, hanging.Leaves reaching till two meters. They possess many segments covered with cottony threads what determines that in their origin place (Arizona and California) this palm is known as "Cotton palm" The axis of the leaf is covered with thorns, and it possesses a very long petiole. Dead leaves hang of the plant giving it a characteristic aspect. Black fruits in berry. It can attain 18 m.

water

Water it scarcely. It is a plant that comes from a very dry climate.

gardening pot

Square or avenue plant. Very appropriate for the ornamental value of its upright and strong trunk as well as the feather of dead leaves hanging down. It adapts very well in places of dry and hot climate.

weather

Sun, it needs a warm climate.

shovel

By means of seeds in spring.

soil

It adapts to all type of soil, even poor. It doesn't tolerate the flooding.


All species of "Washingtonia"

Washingtonia robusta ----------------- Mexican fan palm, Mexican Washingtoniana palm

punto rojo More information about plants cultivation in the listing above.

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