How to grow Washingtonia palm

Washingtonia palm grow and care – palm tree of the genus Washingtonia palm also known as Mexican fan palm, Washingtonia palm perennial evergreen used for edible fruits and mostly as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green leaves in frond shape when the start to grow it’s like sword when it’s open rounded shape in shredded like fork or spoon narrow tines in the size 1-2 m.

Flower color pink, yellow or white, flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants.

Washingtonia palm palm fruits

Fruit edible, color of the fruit purple-black, the fruit round shapeless.

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How to grow Washingtonia palm palm growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, hard to pick the fruit, invasive

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves but not to cut them until the trunk the stem of the dead leaves protect the trunk

Size of the plant:
10-25 m, 30-75 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, bats

What can be done with big quantities of Washingtonia palm fruit?
Eaten raw, cakes, dry, juice, jam and frozen

Work requirements on the fruit:
When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Washingtonia palm

How to grow Washingtonia palm

Washingtonia palm


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Jams
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Palm
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9