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California Fan Palm Washingtonia filifera 200 Seeds USA Company

California Fan Palm Washingtonia filifera 200 Seeds USA Company

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Washingtonia filifera, commonly known as the California fan palm or desert fan palm, is a species of palm tree native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Here are some key characteristics and information about Washingtonia filifera:

Habitat: These palms are often found in desert oases, canyons, and in various desert environments with access to water. They are native to California, Arizona, and Baja California in Mexico.

Appearance: California fan palms are tall, slender trees with a single, straight trunk that can reach heights of up to 80 feet (24 meters). The trunk is covered with persistent leaf bases, creating a distinctive pattern. The large, fan-shaped leaves can be up to 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters) in diameter.

Leaves: The leaves are green and fan-shaped, with deeply divided segments that give them a distinct appearance. The leaf stalks are armed with sharp, hooked spines.

Flowers and Fruits: The inflorescence of the California fan palm emerges from among the leaves and bears small, cream-colored flowers. The fruits are small, black, and date-like, about 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) in diameter.

Drought Tolerance: California fan palms are well-adapted to arid and semi-arid climates, and they can tolerate drought conditions. They have a deep root system that allows them to access groundwater.

Cultural Significance: These palms are often used in landscaping in arid regions due to their striking appearance. They are also a symbol of Southern California and are commonly associated with the aesthetic of desert landscapes. Hardy in zones 8b-11.


Growing Instructions


  1. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
  2. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite.
  3. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  4. Sow the seeds ¼ inch deep.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. The seeds need warm temperatures to germinate (75 degrees F). Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. Germination tends to be slow. The seeds take from 4 to 15 weeks to germinate. It is faster in warm temperatures.
  7. When the seedlings have a few leaves, they can be transplanted.


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