The Trachycarpus wagnerianus Palm Tree, sometimes known as the ‘Waggie, or’ wag wag’ is a low-maintenance palm that is easy to grow and maintain. It has small, beautiful fan-shaped leaves that are resistant to wind and exposure. More so, it has a strong root system and is adaptable to transplanting. Plus, it can withstand severe winds and is resilient down to -26 degrees Celsius, surviving frost and snow. 

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Also, they prefer to be planted in the ground in a well-drained location. They are not picky with soil type, but will not tolerate poor drainage. Dig them into the ground using a mixture of garden soil and organic materials, and water them almost daily for the first year. 

Once a week is usually sufficient in the spring and autumn months. Whether the hemp palm, Trachycarpus wagnerianus, is free or planted in a pot or vessel determines how much water it needs. 

Trachycarpus Wagnerian “waggie” Tree Care 

From April to September, the palm also requires a palm fertiliser every few weeks. However, you can use a long-term fertiliser, which is applied to the Trachycarpus wagnerianus along with irrigation water in April and June. 

The proper substrate is crucial for Trachycarous wagnerianus’s good growth. As a result, gritty sand, broken clay, or gravel should be added to the soil. If you leave the palm in a pot, it will rot. First, it should be at least 50 cm tall, because Wagnerian palms have the deepest roots of any palm.

Waggie palms are drought-resilient, although regular irrigation during the dry season is said to improve growth. Most prevalent palm diseases and insects are resistant to this species. A typical problem is the yellowing of the leaves, which is typically caused by a lack of nutrients in the soil.

Annual fertiliser with a decent palm diet is recommended for waggie palms.

How Do You Grow Trachycarpus Wagneria?

Container plantings or full-blown coastal exposure is not a bad choice since they are more adapted to windy environments. After they’ve been planted, all they require is two or three annual dressings with a decent slow-release palm fertilizer to keep them healthy.

The old Leonardslee specimens are about ten metres tall and, despite their age, appear to be in superb condition. Although a full-blown coastal exposure may still be too much to handle because too much exposure can cause the leaves to tear. 

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Other popular palm trees you might be interested in are the hardy backbone Trachycarpus Fortunei Chusan PalmButia CapitataChamaerops HumilisChamaerops Humilis CeriferaChamaerops Humilis VulcanoHowea Forsteriana (Kentia Palm)Livistona RotundifoliaPhoenix canariensisWashingtonia RobustaAreca Dypsis and Yucca Palms.

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Last Modified: September 7, 2022