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Streaks in Kentia Palms’ new growth
What could be causing this streaking in the new growth of my young Kentia Palms? They’re in a front of huge windows but there are large overhangs so they get very little direct light.
They recently had the beginning of a scale problem but that seemed to be mitigated with neem oil. Now I’m worried I might lose all of them. Any help or experience with this would be greatly appreciated.
New Summer palms
Hi everyone, attached are some palms I have recently been caring for:
Licuala Grandis (I'm planning to repot in light, faster draining soil)
Raphis Excelsa - Variegated with some new pups at its base
5m Howea forsteriana transplant stress
My first post on Palm Talk is in a bid to find someone who has witnessed transplant stress of a large Howea forsteriana. March (early autumn) last year I dug up and moved an impressive 5m specimen. I have moved a number of large plants with 100% success yet have never moved something quite like this incredible palm which whilst still alive is at a point where it needs to turn the corner. Adelaide Australia experienced an exceptionally cold long drawn out winter and in hindsight I should have waited until the next spring to move. I am not confident this palm will survive and I would be extraordinarily grateful to hear from anyone that has a similar story to compare my palm to. some people may find pictures distressing
Boxing Day planting
Today I found an over priced multi planted Howea forsteriana. Since I was told to buy my own Christmas present this year I thought it was ok.
I fitted in somewhere amongst all this
It waited patiently in the shade while I dug the hole with a crow bar and long handled spade. The hole took a while.
Finally the Kentia is in
A quick Sunday afternoon planting
I was happy with the Kentia living in a nice blue glazed pot on my front porch. This week I've noticed it wants to flop around after some very strong wind, the potting mix has broken down so the base has no support. I have three choices.
1. Do nothing and have people cause damage to it as they walk past.
2. Re-pot the palm
3. Plant it into the ground and find something else to keep on the front porch.
Planting it out has most appeal.
The new position receives morning sun and afternoon shade.
The multi planted Howea forsteriana before planting out soaking up some seaweed solution.