So I know, I know.... palms and Michigan, and we have had this discussion many times before.
I have had bad luck with keeping palms alive, obviously, but I feel I have chosen the wrong ones. Plenty of us have had this discussion and I know plenty of you are able to do it. (Yes, KinzyJr, I am referring to you —and others)
So. What do you think? I am looking at a pygmy date palm, a Christmas palm, or a cycid that has a similar silhouette to the other two mentioned. It would be in a pot in my office, which has a window but I’d say partial sun as opposed to full sun. (I do also have a grow lamp in there that my hardy fig has loved but that wasn’t good enough for my coconut baby, RIP.) It’s hot and very humid in the summer—70s-90s—but the winter is extremely dry and we tend to keep the furnace at 69-71.
Not A TA also mentioned sending something, too, since I had bad luck with my seeds (idk what it is with seeds and me), which is AMAZING and so kind, so there will be more conversation regarding indoor palm health at that time, I am sure.
Also, once I’m done watching YouTube church, I’ll post the links of the trees in the shop I am looking at. I am willing to bet that someone here is familiar with the shop.
Thank you so much!!!!!
So one of my Washingtonia robusta started to go yellow and then the edges went brown and it slowly died. Then, two of my other Washingtonia have started to do the same thing a while back, but are still alive. Now, my final healthy one is starting to show the very beginning stages (slight yellowing in the oldest leaf). Then some of my Saw palmetto seedlings started to show "symptoms" and now it seems like my Archontophoenix cunninghamiana is showing it a little bit, although it fortunately doesn't seem to be progressing much. I can't tell if this is some sort of disease (I don't understand how potted palms indoors in Virginia would get a palm disease) or if they have some sort of fungus. Should I completely soak them in copper fungicide? I'm not going to lie, I am kind of freaking out a bit. Any advice would be helpful. I am not new to growing palms indoors during the winter and have been watering them each as I believe they should be watered while indoors (for example, Washingtonia get the least amount of water, to prevent rot). What could this be? Can I save these? I never had this problem before.
This Phoenix dactylifera seedling needed to be repotted about a year ago from the little cup I first put it in. Finally got around to it and just wanted to show you it. Grown from seed out of a store bought date and it stretched, I need to give it more sun. My potting mix didn't drain at all so I had to mix topsoil with sand.
I recently bought three majesty palms growing together in one pot from Lowe’s hardware. I’ve had them growing like this for about two months and they’re doing well; however, I’ve heard that they will grow faster if separated. Should I separate them or is there too much of a chance I would harm the plants by doing so?
Hi there. I've lived in Chicago my whole life, but i've loved palm trees for as long as I can remember. Obviously they don't just grow outside anywhere near Chicago, so pretty much the only time I'm able to see them is either in a greenhouse, or when I go on vacation. For the past few months I've been considering getting a palm tree of my own, but I have a few questions/concerns since this would be pretty much my first time seriously caring for a plant. As of right now, I'm pretty sure I wan't to go with a Pygmy Date Palm tree, but I'm curious if that's a good choice. I love the way they look but if it's going to be a considerably difficult plant to care for it's probably not a great Idea. I'm also curious about it generally being "far from home" so to speak. I could easily keep it outside in the summer, but in the winter it would surely die, so i'd have to keep it indoors during colder months. the natural place in my opinion would be my bedroom (with a west facing window although I'm not sure if that really matters), but would that give it sufficient light? Finally, the size of the tree. Since i would have to move the entire plant at least 2 times a year, I would be keeping it in a pot, and it couldn't be a very tall plat. I was thinking i would get one roughly 2-3 feet tall, but I'm curious as to how fast the tree will grow. After all if it eventually grows to be 7 feet tall it wont matter what size I purchase. Anyways, I apologize if I missed some kind of etiquette as I'm pretty new to this forum, and thanks you in advanced for your replies.
Also if you have any images of pygmy date palms indoors, or in plants, or etc. , Please feel free to share them!