I reported this Christmas palm about a month ago, but I am affraid I added too much fertilizer. It looks badly infected with fungus and I need help with treatment. I added some lawn fungicide in the soil. Any idea what the best way to treat this is? Can it be saved?
I transplanted this palm into a large pot maybe 6-8 months ago. It transplanted like a champ, with no slowdown, no dying fronds, nothing. [I cut back a few fronds as a precaution, and I wonder whether that was even necessary.] Since I potted the palm, its put out 3-4 new fronds, and is growing just fine.
But in the last couple weeks I noticed it is losing a lot of its green, slowly fading into a yellow green across all fronds (new and old). My initial take is that it needs some nitrogen. But before I do that, any other things I should be on the lookout for?
I bought this Butia 4 days ago at a big box store on clearance. The frond turning brown started yesterday and is much worse. Does anyone know what this is and what I should do to treat it? Thanks
By BS Man about Palms
Thanks to posts over the years by @MattyB I have heard about when a fungus gets in the crown to cut below it and rely on the plant pushing through it. It's more or less a race against time in that the fungus is rotting downwards while the plant is trying to push up from below from the meristem and if the two meet, it's usually a death sentence.
I have had this 2 times before, and I have not been successful. I now firmly believe the hardest thing to do, yet is key to success is the make the decision to chop EARLY. In the others, I tried a few fungicides, mostly Hydrogen peroxide poured in the crown, but when I finally decided to cut, it was too late and the rot had gone too deep. Both of the others were larger, in the ground palms.
This one was/is a large tub Copernicia gigas that had doing fine. Not sure of the cause for it to get the fungus, but the weirdest thing I observed in May was the "crinkly dry" look of some emerging spears. The weirdest observation was a fan leaf that had opened roughly 75-80% of the way start to close back up..I've never seen that before. I can't remember if I cut just before the Biennial or just after, but I think I cut the first week of June.
These pics were taken on the 11th, about a week or less after I cut. You can see where it was pushing, but the necrosis was still attacking.
I welcome you all to another palm re-potting work,This time the palm is Phoenix Roebelenii palm this one had come to me from Bro.M@x,Italy few years back.And this palm's leaf is not soft but is little rigid and tempered to be a true form.i.e could be a Hybrid Pygmy palm.Only on planting in the ground one could be sure as it puts its trunk.Since this palm was growing in a mineral water bottle for quite sometime thought i should give this palm a new pot for it to grow freely.
For those who want to see how this palm looks when its big,here's a link given below for you to see those lovely visuals...there you can also see few fine hybrids of this variety.
And for those interested in these seeds and want to know how to germinate this palm,Here is the link :
From the following post you will have visuals of that re-potting work,And the climate here is very pleasant for all palm related maintenance work.