mexican fan palms - Knowledgebase Question

Scottsdale, Az
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Question by jemtsa
July 26, 2005
How can you tell the gender of the mexican fan palms? I understand that the female trees flower with all the petals & seeds.

Answer from NGA
July 26, 2005
As a matter of fact, Washingtonia robusta produces bisexual flowers so you need only one plant to produce seeds. But, just to set the record straight, if there were separate male and female Mexican fan palms, both would produce flowers; only the female would produce seeds (just like with hollies).

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