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This is a Filifera or a heavy hybrid?

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Palmfarmer

Found this oddety at the local gardening center among the robustas i am pretty sure its a filifera because some leaves have grey in them, the leafs are cut out more, no color on the petiode and there is more hair than on my other washingtonias. What do you guys think, thank you! 

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Tom in Tucson

It looks like it has been deprived of the full sun, so it is harder to be sure. If I had to bet on it, I'd say it is 80-100% W. filifera. If you keep it growing in full sun for the next year it will be easier to tell.

BTW W. filifera is one of my favorote palms and is also my current avatar.

Hi 96˚, Lo 63˚

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Palmfarmer
1 hour ago, Tom in Tucson said:

It looks like it has been deprived of the full sun, so it is harder to be sure. If I had to bet on it, I'd say it is 80-100% W. filifera. If you keep it growing in full sun for the next year it will be easier to tell.

BTW W. filifera is one of my favorote palms and is also my current avatar.

Hi 96˚, Lo 63˚

yes i put it in the ground today in a sunny spot. Filifera are among one of my favorites as well but this was the only one i could find on the garden centers there was only robustas otherwise or light hybrids here so i bought this for around 14 dollars. What symptoms makes you believe it has been deprived of sun? the reason for the leafs hanging is because it has been tied up for a long time i believe. 

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sonoranfans

It has filifera blood but is really scrawny, like underfed and not enough sun.  I still say it has robusta blood too though the skinny trunk might just be malnutrition.  Filiferas can be massive beasts, one of the best desert palms.

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9 hours ago, sonoranfans said:

It has filifera blood but is really scrawny, like underfed and not enough sun.  I still say it has robusta blood too though the skinny trunk might just be malnutrition.  Filiferas can be massive beasts, one of the best desert palms.

ok how far after the transplant can i fertilize it? 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Cant tell for sure. It needs to be healthier.for an id.

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