The Washingtonia is originally from Mexico but is also growing in the (south) west of the United States. In the Netherlands, the Washingtonia is also called the Mexican fan palm.
The Washingtonia is often thirsty and may therefore receive water. In the summer this is possible weekly, in the winter once every 10 days. Please note, plants are not able to stand in low water for too long, because the carrots will rot. It is therefore better to water less often more often than too much in one go.
Spray the Washingtonia regularly to remove dust from the leaves and prevent vermin. No less than once a week. If you heat the room, it is even recommended twice. Spraying also promotes the quality of the houseplant.
The Washingtonia can stand in the light as well as in the shade. Note that too much direct sunlight is not good for plants. The Washingtonia can also stand outside in the warmer months.
18 ° C during the day
12 ° C at night
Feed the Washingtonia only in the spring and summer, In the winter it is resting period for most plants, then do not feed. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Check the package for the correct dosage.
It is best to repot the Washingtonia every 2 years if the pot starts to become too small. This is best done in the spring, when the plant will recover the fastest. When you have just purchased the plant, you can also repot it. When repotting the plant, it is best to add fresh potting soil, this promotes the growth of the plant.
It is unavoidable that a Washingtonia gets brown points on the leaves, certainly older leaves are sensitive to this. Since palms create new leaves from above, you can remove (old) leaves from below.
The Washingtonia is not toxic to humans and pets.
Spider mite is a pest that can occur in Washingtonia's, this is because the air is then too dry. By spraying more often and preventively you can prevent spider mites from appearing in the plant.