Went up to the massive Walmart store that has a garden section and thy had palms on clearance at $5.50 each including a Mexican Fan Palm, so I brought it.September 2011.
Seems to be struggling on, not to over crowded.
Its a bit swamped but im hopeful that it will emerge from the weeds. The base doesnt look too good really as its too moist and all the trunk has rotted and fallen away. The new shoots seem ok but the wide base is not holding its own. Hopefully I can cut away all the surrounding weeds and it will dry out over winter when theres less rain.
This is still alive, but the stem is really soft and almost soggy. I hope it dries out a bit.
Looks a bit bored, but its still alive and is sending up a new shoot so I guess all is well.
Apparently they are cold hardy and drought resistant as well as being fast growing, what more could I ask for.