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I have three Trachycarpus fortunei windmills.  The one in the picture has fronds that are not as stiff or thick as my other two.  I bought it from Fast Growing Trees a few years ago.  It puts out new fronds each year and seems very healthy. Just wondering if anyone would know what variety this may be or why the fronds are thin and droopy?

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kbob11

Is it very windy there? I have a similar sized one that tends to fold like that during a wind storm.  I can’t tell from the photo but if it is crossed with a nova for example it may be more flimsy.

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Rickybobby

Usually wind otherwise looks good 

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Allen

In all day sun new fronds will be a little smaller and more wind resistant.  Otherwise genetics.  Fertilize with osmocote or similar.

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Chester B

I have one that looks even worse than that.  They tend to grow out of it over time and start producing stiffer fronds, but will almost always have some leave of "droop".

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mdsonofthesouth

I find that the fronds put off once in the ground are ALOT stiffer and nicer overall. 

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PlantDad

i would also test the soil pH because i have had palms start to yellow and create weak fronds due to the pH being too high. once i corrected the pH the palm recovered rapidly.

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PlantDad

if the pH is too high, it isnt going to matter how much you fertilize because the palm will not be able to absorb the nutrients. there may be plenty of nutrients available in the soil but the pH level may inhibit their uptake

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Jimhardy

Probably weak leaves from indoor growth.

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