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Kumar

I wonder if it is common for moss to grow on palm trunks. My brick walls are overrun with the stuff and the stem of my royals have turned a bright shade of green. Please add more images!

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BS Man about Palms

Not a problem in So Cal.... :)

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Jeff in St Pete

Kumar, here is a photo I took yesterday at a restaurant on the beach.

Moss covered Attalea rostrata trunk

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Tampa Scott

Adds a little color and texture to the trunks here...

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Jerry@TreeZoo

It is pretty common in high rainfall areas. I think a shot of copper will get rid of it if you don't like it.

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Zeeth

I think it looks cool.

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Kumar

It is pretty common in high rainfall areas. I think a shot of copper will get rid of it if you don't like it.

I love the moss. It grows for three to four months and covers a couple of light patches on the stems which were the result of a slight termite attack a year ago. By October it dries and falls off in crusts. Some palms are espcially moe prone to it - esp those with small dents and grooves like royals and borassus. glossy stems like areca and dypsis seem to be immune.

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Walter John

Here's some photos of royals and alexs near Nambour (at the Big Pineapple) with that look. Does this mean that the air is clean ?

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Wow, look at that lil' red Daihatsui Applause, what a ripper !

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AJQ

My Brahea armata has a lot of moss on the trunk, which apparently is not good.

Regards Andy.

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tikitiki

I love it as well. It is a sign of the area being hot and wet. Good for growing most palms.

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John Case

My Brahea armata has a lot of moss on the trunk, which apparently is not good.

Regards Andy.

Andy,

Given that B. armata prefers dry conditions, I too would think not. full sun and limtied water is the key to success with these. Since they do not move well, you might try to find a way to improve the condtions where it is.

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