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Butia crown rot recovery

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DoomsDave
On 7/30/2016, 3:52:54, Howeadypsis said:

Medical grade? To me hydrogen peroxide is bleach! 

Hydrogen peroxide is H2O2; bleach is NaClO, or sodium hypochlorite. Very different.

HP is basically supercharged water and acts as a mild bleaching agent, good for hair. That extra "O" is always trying to break free, which is what gives HP its fizz. Leave it sit too long and it turns to water.

Bleach is much much nastier. 5% is used for clothes; stronger, used for drain cleaning.

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Here he is 8/04/16, you can barely tell the palm had any problems in the past! This palm is a champ. I hope he makes it through winter without issue. There was a fire ant nest built inside the crown but I sprayed them. 

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This palm has spear pulled again along with two other butias. One died completely. We'll see if this one recovers... 

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Joe NC
4 hours ago, Brad Mondel said:

This palm has spear pulled again along with two other butias. One died completely. We'll see if this one recovers... 

The winter has been essentially non existent here in the SE, except for that one terrible polar blast... It looks like some of my small Butia are going to have messed up spears again as well.  At the smaller size the newest fronds are pretty wimpy.  I just dump H2O2 into the empty spot in the middle and they usually push a new one once things warm up.  Some individual plants are just weak and get culled out eventually by the winter.  I have about a 50% success rate with small Butia here in z8 NC.  They just seem to be a crap shoot to get established any time it drops below 20.  Once larger they seem mostly bulletproof.  

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Thanks Joe, that gives me hope. Butia is my favorite genus and I have large beautiful specimens planted at my grandmothers home in Myrtle Beach. I guess I should start out larger if I can find them. 

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Mr.SamuraiSword
On 6/2/2016, 12:00:20, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Butia are tough and very under used in zone 8 for some reason.  

I have to say on the east coast in NC, when you go past cape hatteras most of the palms are butias and actually become more common then sabals in some areas (nags head)  what they need are windmills becuse on streetview i see many small, dead butia trunks and hevally burned sabals right on the water while the ones behind the houses are ok 

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Mr.SamuraiSword
On 6/2/2016, 12:00:20, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Butia are tough and very under used in zone 8 for some reason.  

I have to say on the east coast in NC, when you go past cape hatteras most of the palms are butias and actually become more common then sabals in some areas (nags head)  what they need are windmills becuse on streetview i see many small, dead butia trunks and hevally burned sabals right on the water while the ones behind the houses are ok 

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Jimhardy

One of the mistakes I have made is to try to push faster growth

with fertilizer like Miracle grow,it creates imbalances and lowers

the overall health/hardiness of the palm as it produces weaker

overall growth.

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52 minutes ago, Jimhardy said:

One of the mistakes I have made is to try to push faster growth

with fertilizer like Miracle grow,it creates imbalances and lowers

the overall health/hardiness of the palm as it produces weaker

overall growth.

Yes I used miracle grow synthetic fertilizer and all butias spear pulled. My Chamaerops, Trachies and Sabals did not however and I used the same treatment. 

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