By robert Lauriault
I have a cabbage palm, eight feet of clear trunk, approximately twenty-five years old from a natural seeding, growing immediately adjacent to the front porch of my log cabin built on block pilings in 1985. This winter and spring the tree began producing new growth abnormally. Instead of growing fronds on the usual extended petioles, all the new fronds are clustered tightly together as one sees on newly transplanted cabbage palms in full sun (my tree is in 60 percent shade under deciduous bald cypress). The only events that I can imagine that could have had any impact on the tree are (1) my roofer made some minor repairs to my porch roof and cut off the fronds that were overhanging the roof and (2) the periphery of my house was treated, as usual, with a pesticide to control roaches and other insects. The removed fronds represented no more than thirty percent of the total crown. I have a dense stand of gingers on both sides of the palm and these show no change in appearance and seem to be growing well.
Anyone have any ideas?
Hello! I have 3 washingtonia robustas growing from seeds in 1.5 gallon pots. This spring I'm going to repot them into bigger ones. So my question is. How important to them is root damage, because some of roots are sticking out from drain holes and there is no way rather that clip them off?
My 6 moths old palms and me on the picture.
So I have a few joannis and spiralis seedlings that are doing quite well in some one gallon pots, bit now a few have roots coming out of the bottom. Should I transplant them to a deeper pot? If so, I'd really appreciate it if someone could link me a site where I can order the deep black square pots I see many growers using on here.
My potted trachycarpus is pushing out new roots on its side. The roots are pushing the old petioles down towards the dirt. I was just wondering if I should cut the old petioles or will the roots eventually push through. Thanks!
I noticed these interesting roots, after some of the leaf bases came off this Phoenix roebelenii. I had been using the leaf bases to hang "S" hooks to hold up both tillandsia and orchids. I know that the trunk and leaf bases got a little extra water and fertilizer which could have stimulated the root growth this far up. I also had a large pile of dirt up against the trunk of this plant about 5 years ago for at least a couple of months when remodeling the house. It was originally planted by the previous home owners and had multiple trunks from a clump planting. I eliminated all the other trunks shortly after finishing the remodel to make room for other things adjacent to it. Anyone seen roots come out this far up the trunk of a P roebelenii before?