Mexican Fan Palm Habitat
The Mexican Fan palm is native to desert oases, rocky ravines, canyons, riparian washes and mountain valleys of northwestern Mexico. It can withstand droughts and wet conditions and grows in hot, dry areas where underground water is always available. You can find the Mexican Fan palm near rivers and springs.
The Washingtonia Robusta is commonly planted in California. It is everywhere in Los Angeles. They are associated with the city. The palms are extremely tall in California state compare to other states.
This Mexican Fan palm is also a popular landscape plant in southern of the United States. USDA hardiness zones: 9 through 11. It grows well with full sun in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii and southern Oregon.
Because of its salt-tolerance they thrive near the beaches and shores.
The palms are known for creating a fire hazard due to its form. In wild without maintenance drooping and dried fronds would burst into flames and spread fire. This is a big problem for California, but there is no such a problem in places with humid climate like Florida.
Fruits and seeds are very attractive for wild animals and birds. Dead fronds can be homes for bats, birds and racoons.
Naturally palms are propagated rapidly by seeds which fall of the trees in large quantities.
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