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So, I’ve had this Mediterranean fan palm for about 15 months now. As you can see, there are 3 major trunks and 2 smaller trunks at the bottom. All the trunks with the exception of the smallest major trunk have been thriving. This specific trunk still grows new fronds but over the past 9 months, the newest fronds start dying from the tips of the leaves and slowly down towards the crown. They are also droopy. The older fronds don’t seem to be as effected. I’ve had to prune the completely dead ones. As you can see in the pics, they start out very green and healthy. So, why just this one trunk and what is causing it? I’m in Dallas TX.
Here are some of the remedies I’ve already tried:
1. Fungicide. - I’ve been spraying a cooper fungicide into and around the crown about every month.
2. Insecticide- Sprayed for bugs with a palm safe treatment.
3. Winterized. This has been happening before winter but, I wrapped the trunk and leaves anyway. Winter wasn’t that bad either here in Dallas.
4. They get plenty of water, but not over watering.
5. They get palm fertilizer twice a year.
Seeking advice from you professionals as I’m a newbie to palms. Thanks in advance.
So we got down to 12°F a few days ago and now it has warmed up and we are currently in the low 60s and yesterday was in the low 60s as well. My Butia bought simply as a "Pindo Palm" from Lowes in the Spring shows little damage so far. The only damage I can see is a bit of browning on parts of the oldest leaves and a spot here or there on the "middle aged" leaves. The newest ones look fine so far. I will keep everyone updated, but I expected to see more damage and sooner. One of my other smaller ones got burned pretty badly, about 60% defoliation. As for the one that is showing little signs of damage, I must have gotten a pretty tough one. None of my palms were given any protection. This is just Southwest of Richmond, VA.
I was just wondering what the typical germination time frame is for Copernicia Baileyana. I have not found much information online, RPS etc. I have an 8'' community pot with 6 seeds in a plastic bag at room temperature (70-85F). Would these benefit from a higher heat?
P.S. I would really appreciate pictures if anyone has them
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Please help, I have three Washingtonia Robusta, I have researched online as much as I can but am seeing so much conflicting information.
I brought 2 Washingtonia Robusta or mexican fan palms, and one pot had two growing in one, so I hosed down the root ball and untangled the roots and re potted, the two I split are in smaller 36 cm pots, and one I put into a large 60 cm barrel pot. They came 100cm in height, and looked nice and healthy. as soon as I re-potted them they immediately flopped over and the fronds all closed up. the soil mix I looked up and mixed john innes no.3 and half all purpose compost, which was what recommended on a video I watched. I got a bag of miracle grow enriched compost , which I have since found out can give the roots burn due to slow realized fertilizer in the soil. the plants are looking really bad. I don't have a clue what to do, I read something that it could be transplant shock so bare with it, somethings saying to water it every day some saying to let the soil dry.
Please any advise would be really appreciated, Just want them to be health as possible.
I am in the south of the UK so the climate should be fine for them until winter when I was plant to bring them in the house.