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1022P Skyduster Palm - Washingtonia robusta
Plant grown in 10 liters container
Total Height of plant: 80/100 cm
69.00 Available
1022R Skyduster Palm - Washingtonia robusta
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Plant grown in 3 liters pot – 2 Trunks - Height of plant: 50/70 cm (20/28").
19.50 Available
1022L Skyduster Palm - Washingtonia robusta
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Plant grown in 1,5 liter pot – Height of plant: 30/40 cm (12/16").
15.50 Available
1022M Skyduster Palm - Washingtonia robusta
Plant grown in 1,5 liters pot – Height of plant: 30/40 cm (12/16").
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
13.95 Available
1022A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available


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Skyduster Palm, Mexican Palm - Washingtonia robusta (latin)

Geographical origin: North West of Mexico.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 25 m. The trunk can measure up to 20 m and its leaves can measure as much as 4 m across.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Any well drained.
Climate: Adult specimen hardy to -8°C.
Site: Full sun.
Growth: Rapid.

Properties and uses:
The Mexican Palm (Washingtonia robusta) is a very elegant palm. Its single trunk is very slender and can measure up to 80 cm in diameter.
Its leaves are very high up in the form of a crown and are palmate and a bright green color. This has caused it to be named in the United States the « skyduster palm ».
In bygone time its leaves were used for weaving and in the construction of thatched roofs.

When grown outdoors the Mexican palm will provide beautiful flowers as soon as summer arrives. The flowers are grouped together in large clusters which are followed by a large number of small shiny black round fruits. The Mexican Palm is hermaphrodite, meaning that fruits will grow on all the specimens.
It is important to cut off the lower leaves which wither as the palm grows. This palm is very sculptural and can be grown in a pot as a house plant. This will obviously limit its growth.

Go green and transform your living spaces into small tropical gardens!

How to look after your Mexican Palm:
Grown outdoors your palm will need very little looking after. Indoors, make sure to put it in a bright room. However be careful not to put it next to a window that is exposed to the sun for long periods as this may cause burning of its leaves.
As soon as outside temperatures allow you can put your palm outside on the patio. Water it with care especially during the winter. A good guide is to wait until the soil surface is dry before watering. Spray its leaves regularly especially in the summer.

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