Mexican fan Palm

(Washingtonia Robusta)

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

1. Planting: You don't have to immediately repot your palm; you'll only need to repot approximately every other year, once your Palm outgrows its shipped container or original pot. Increase the pot size by 2 inches each time you repot to accommodate new growth.

*Take care when repotting as there are sawtooth spines at the base of the leaves.

This palm is very adaptable and will fill the space you allow it to grow in. These are the iconic palms you see that are in pictures or on the coast that can grow 50-100' however, not to worry in Oklahoma as winter would eventually kill them once too big to build protection for.

2. Watering: Mist your Palm weekly if kept indoors in addition to regular watering – this ensures that its native humid climate is simulated in your home. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

3. Pruning: Simply any fronds as they turn yellow or brown. This improves the look of your plant and creates clean space for healthier green fronds to grow. *Good rule is don't cut green fronds and don't trim past a 9-3 line on a clock.

4. Fertilizing: You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. If you prefer, you can also use a balanced fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 formula, for quicker growth in spring and summer.