So about 7 years ago I was just walking around the house enjoying some dates I got from Abu Dhabi, UAE. Probably al khalas dates, but I am not sure because I got a few kinds. Anyhow this bad boy popped up and I never actually gave it any attention, as I never expected a date palm from such a very hot desert country to grow and make it here. Its right next to the garage door and it keeps scratching the cars, so its tied up now until the spring or early summer when I transplant it. Its growing on the west side of the house, so only gets sun in the afternoon.
I’m looking for some help on my Foxtail palm. I have two that we’re about the same size at planting. They both have the same fertilizer schedules, have a sprinkler head with same watering times, and bot planted in the front of the house. About 3 fronds ago I noticed a crack/fissure in one of my trunks. It does not seem to be improving/healing and appears to be traveling up the tree. I have sprayed it with copper fungicide with no results. Any recommendations for a solution to this problem? Can i fill/pack the fissure with anything to help aide in healing? Due to the uploading restrictions, I’ve included the most helpful pictures.
Thanks for all your help!
So, I’ve had this Mediterranean fan palm for about 15 months now. As you can see, there are 3 major trunks and 2 smaller trunks at the bottom. All the trunks with the exception of the smallest major trunk have been thriving. This specific trunk still grows new fronds but over the past 9 months, the newest fronds start dying from the tips of the leaves and slowly down towards the crown. They are also droopy. The older fronds don’t seem to be as effected. I’ve had to prune the completely dead ones. As you can see in the pics, they start out very green and healthy. So, why just this one trunk and what is causing it? I’m in Dallas TX.
Here are some of the remedies I’ve already tried:
1. Fungicide. - I’ve been spraying a cooper fungicide into and around the crown about every month.
2. Insecticide- Sprayed for bugs with a palm safe treatment.
3. Winterized. This has been happening before winter but, I wrapped the trunk and leaves anyway. Winter wasn’t that bad either here in Dallas.
4. They get plenty of water, but not over watering.
5. They get palm fertilizer twice a year.
Seeking advice from you professionals as I’m a newbie to palms. Thanks in advance.
My wife and I were walking around the resort where we are staying at in Bermuda, when we came across this Phoenix. Looks to be a hybrid (I think)... They trimmed it to only grow as one palm, but the base showed many pups that were chopped. Is this just a Reclinata or Roebelenii x Reclinata? Something else? Either way, it is a beautiful palm and likes it’s look a lot!
Thanks for any insight on this palm identification.