My cousin gave me her majesty palm because she couldn’t keep it happy. I wouldn’t have gotten one myself because I know they are difficult, but now here I am. I live in upstate NY, USA, so the climate isn’t great. Summers are good but that’s the only ideal season.
I repotted the palm in semihydro/leca, and I pruned off a bunch of bad areas. I placed in between a West and an East facing window with a grow light on it, about 12 inches above it. I have a humidifier on it all day. And am about to do my fourth and last spidermite treatment (water, peppermint castile soap, and a little cooking oil.)
it is growing new water roots, so it seems to be happy with the semihydro. It came with three new spikes, one of which is beginning to open. The other fronds are beginning to look dry however. I don’t think it is possible that it is getting too much light from the grow bulb as the area directly under that looks ok. Is this part of the normal cycle? Should I prune it back more, or would that be detrimental to the plant? Any advice or suggestions of other things I could do for it would be greatly appreciated.
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.
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Got a PKG of a. Alexandrae seed a year or so ago. 5 of them have done quite well, by my own standards at least. One of them, however, has been putting up increasingly redder new leaves. I've read that this is common while young, especially in cooler spring time, but it's just interesting that one plant would turn out so differently when they have all had identical conditions.