Scientific name Washingtonia filfera.
English name. Pritchardia filiera .
Botanical description of the Washingtonia palm.
The Washingtonia palm is a cultivar of the fan palm. The stem of the palm is long, about 15 meters long, and the diameter of the palm is about one meter. The stem is covered with the bases of dry leaves.
The leaves are 1-2 meters wide, fan-shaped, lobed from one-half to one-third of the distance from the base. They are greenish-gray in color, and the neck of the leaves is greenish-gray.
The flowers are hermaphroditic, found in inflorescences, the length of the inflorescence is 2 – 2.5 meters, which appear during the summer.
As for the fruits, they are black in color, up to 1.5 cm in length.
how to propagate Washingtonia palm.
The widowed Washingtonia palm is propagated by seeds, where the seeds are planted in the nursery, and when the palm reaches 1.5 meters in length, it is transferred to the permanent land.
washingtonia filifera watering.
Irrigation is usually done regularly without drowning or irritating, as irrigation is carried out during the summer every week, but during the winter season, irrigation is carried out approximately every two weeks, taking into account the nature of the soil and the weather conditions available in the area where the palm is located.
fertilizing of washington palm trees.
Usually, Washingtonia palm trees are fertilized with well-decomposed organic fertilizer during winter service, at a rate of 4 harvested trees 10 years old.
As for the chemical fertilization, the fertilization is carried out using the neutral fertilizer NPK 19-19-19 at a rate of 250 gm / palm in two batches, the first during March and the second during August.
benefits of the Washingtonia palm.
The Washingtonia palm is one of the most important ornamental palms scattered in the streets and public and private gardens.
It can be planted in groups or individually in the garden.