Washingtonia Robusta (might not make it)
Back in around June or so I was in Valencia, CA at a gas station on the way back to Carson City, Nevada (where I currently live) Anyways while we were at the gas station, there was this dirt lot with a good sized Washingtonia Robusta (Mexican Fan Palm) about 3-4ft with it's fronds. Anyways it was stuck in the dirty pretty hard so I just dug down as far as I could until there were roots and cut it out of the ground with a KBAR. Put it in a McDonalds cup filled with the same dirt that I dug it out of, and drove it back to Carson City, where I put it in a small pot with some Northern Nevada Desert dirt lol. Anways when I brought it back I cut all the fronds off, accept for the heart of course, and over the course of 6 months it has two new beautiful fronds and a third one coming out of the middle. So the reason I'm posting this is because I let my friend take care of it for a few months, and when I wanted it back, she threw a huge fit, and threw the potted palm tree on the cement where the root ball got exposed. However I put the root back in the soil as fast as I could so it was not exposed for to long. After I put what soil I could collect from the mess she caused, I went home and put some more in it. I now have a small layer of bark on the top of the soil, figured it'd be good for drainage. Also wanted to say I just transplanted this palm from a smaller planter to another planter two days before she threw it. I have it in the direct sun light right now and the Temp outside is currently 53F it will be 66F this afternoon, and by sun down I'll bring it inside. out elevation is 4650 ft and humidity is 37% do you think my palm will make it through? From what I've noticed. It seems to be a hardy little guy. I'll post some better pictures as soon as possible.
One last question. Since I just had to basically repot it again, how often should I water it? Because the first time I put it in a pot I watered it everyday for a week. then after that I only watered it about 3-4 times a month.
Thank you for reading!! (:
p.s. The fronds on the pic just look yellowish because of the lighting. I'll post better pics soon