Mexican fan palm: Washingtonia robusta - 14 inch pot - 4-5 foot tall
This Washingtonia robusta is an iconic fan palm native to Mexico. Featuring a tall, lightly-feathered crown and a moderately fast growth rate, it thrives in warm climates, making it a perfect choice for subtropical gardens and landscapes. This 14 inch pot is great for introducing the Mexican fan palm to your space.
While Washingtonia robusta, or the Mexican fan palm, is primarily known as an outdoor palm tree, it is possible to grow it indoors under certain conditions. When cultivating Washingtonia robusta indoors, it's important to select a location that offers sufficient space for the palm to grow, as it can reach impressive heights. Place the palm near a large window or in a well-lit area to provide it with the necessary sunlight. Adequate watering is crucial to keep the soil moist but not overly saturated. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Regularly misting the fronds can help maintain humidity levels, as indoor environments can be drier than the palm's natural habitat. Fertilize the palm with a balanced palm-specific fertilizer according to the package instructions. With attentive care and suitable conditions, an indoor Washingtonia robusta can be a captivating addition to your indoor space.