Washingtonia filifera Seeds - Desert Fan Palm

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Washingtonia filifera, commonly known as the desert fan palm, is an evergreen flowering perennial tree-like monocot in the fan palm family, Arecaceae. W. filifera is native to the southwest United States and Mexico. The palm grows up to 60 feet tall with a thick waxy trunk. The leaves are gray-green, simple, and palmate with a large span and are highly fibrous. Old leaves stay on the plant when they are dead. This layer of dead fronds creates a flame-protective sheath around the trunk and a microclimate for birds and other invertebrates. The palms bear small blackish purple berries that are ½ inch in diameter and have a thin sweat layer of pulp around a large seed. W. filifera is grown as an ornamental plant and a food crop for its large fan-shaped leaves and edible fruit. Full sun and rich well-draining soil are ideal conditions to grow Washingtonia filifera. Water adequately when soil becomes dry. USDA plant hardiness zones 8a to 11b. Washingtonia filifera seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but soil 

should not be soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain moisture are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown on top of potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 75°F to 85°F. Germination typically takes 3 to 6 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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