Washingtonia robusta


Sonora and Baja Mexico

Washingtonia robusta
Conservation Status:-

Not endangered

Sun Requirements:-

Full sun

Water Requirements:-

Medium, benefits from abundant watering but can tolerate brief periods of drought

Minimum Temperature:-

-6 Degrees C

Overall Height:-

60-100 feet


10-12 feet


Solitary, 10-14 inches in diameter and swollen at the base, grey, texture is smooth and finely ringed with old leaf scars, although in many cases the trunk can be completely covered by the remains old old leaves forming a thatch down to the ground




Palmate, up to 3-4 feet wide, bright green with filamentous fibres at the margins, petioles are toothed and up to 3 feet long, old leaves are very persistent and need to be removed - although this is a matter of preference


Small creamy white flowers on branching inflorescences up to 9 feet long, formed from among the leaves


¼ of an inch in diameter, round and blue/black when ripe


Hermaphrodite, self pollinating with one plant

Pests & Diseases:-

Scales, Homaledra sabalella, Nipaecoccus nipae

Seed Germination:-

Very easily and quickly, up to 1-2 months


Named after George Washington, the first president of the United States

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