I was up the hill from my house taking photos of the sunset and decided to take a picture of this Butia in my friend's yard. I haven't asked him how old it is and if it was there when he bought the house in 1978. Which Butia is it? Sorry I didn't go around to the backyard to get a better photo including the trunk.
so my butia was in decline along with my other plants this past winter indoors
a combination of insects, overwatering and underwatering
the yellowing started during this time
when it came outside it put out a nice sized leaf but it was yellow as well
after doing some reading here on the forum i found a thread which recommended adding sulphur to the soil
Butia capitata yellowing... posted by County Ag Agent
i have been adding small spoonfuls of sulphur and it has worked to green up the butiathank you!!
a friend bought two foxtail palms this spring but now the spears are too tall to fit at his place
looks like i will be plant sitting these two foxtails!
one spent its summer not too far from me, the other was outside of toronto
it went through some cold temps which we did not get here in toronto recently
so some leaves have gone brown on the one
something i found interesting was out of my two mediterranean fan palms the taller one has a skinny trunk and the shorter one has much more gerth
squirrels wreaked havoc on my seedlings.. i will do a final count when they come inside but there were significant losses
next year i will take precautions to avoid this
here are some pics of the yard
I have a large Mule that has been in the ground in its current location since 2016 (see https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/48668-moving-a-mule/).
It has been growing very quickly and robustly since then, with no indications of any problems that I have seen. Yesterday I noticed that the newest leaf spear emerging is completely dead and dry (see picture). The next-oldest leaf to its right appears OK as far as I can tell, though it has not fully emerged yet.
This is obviously not from cold damage, given that it is now October and we did not even have a real freeze last winter. Our early summer was slightly rainier than usual, but nothing extreme.
I'm a little depressed about this, since it has been doing so well for the past 4 years. I previously had a large Pindo in the same spot for almost 20 years. That one died after initially showing a similar symptom - the newest leaves all emerged dead. Eventually the whole palm died from the youngest to the oldest leaves, and the trunk decayed into a foul-smelling wet mess.
I'm completely stumped about what might have caused this, and whether there is anything I could or should do to save the palm at this point.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Quick question about my Mule Palm. So far its been growing great here in the desert, other than a few burnt fronds this summer. Its been putting out a new frond for a while now and I walked out this morning to the Palm looking like this. Is it normal that my new frond is too weak to hold itself up that it just falls over. The frond looks healthy and green. Or is there something wrong with the palms development? I've seen a few Mule Palms at home depot with the same "issue". Thank you.
By Brad Mondel
After all of these years I finally got to buy a house with over half an acre and now almost all of the palms are planted.
I am in zone 8a South Carolina above the fall line!
It is a work in progress so don't judge.