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Washingtonia robusta

Thread palm

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Washingtonias are fine evergreen palms from the rocky, arid slopes of southern America and Mexico. W. robusta is a fast-growing palm with a tall, slender trunk and massive fan-shaped leaves. In warm, costal gardens it can be grown outside but in cooler climates grow as an indoor or conservatory pant. Plant in loam-based potting compost and top-dress each spring.

Family: Arecaceae

Genus: Washingtonia

Species: robusta

Plant type: General houseplant

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


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