I've bought a few Wodyeta Bifurcata "Foxtail Palm" seedlings and everything seemed to be well but then the fronds color started becoming lighter. It keeps growing and shooting spears but a lighter color.
I am not sure if it is from • Overwatering • Underwatering • Disease • Nutrient deficiency.
If anybody can help out with some tips or approach as to this situation would be greatly appreciated. See pictures below:
My mom is simplifying her plant collection and gave me two of what I think are parlor palms. My dad had accidentally put them directly into the sun after a long winter, so they did get sunburnt... but you know, that can be dealt with.
We discovered after the fact, though, that they have huge amounts of SCALE. She’d had no idea and feels terrible.
What do you think, are these past help? If not, is it safe to trim off the worst branches and then use Dawn on the rest over the course of a few weeks? If so, should I quarantine them away from my other plants, since I so far do not have scale in my own garden? Idk how readily it spreads outside. Or do we just toss both of the trees?
Here are my quick snaps:
(Also, I have no idea what the black is)
By Jason S.
In a shaded section of my yard I have some Ivory Canes, Kings, Shaving Brush, and Flame Throwers. Older fronds are turning a dark brown and dying prematurely. I pulled back the leaf base sheath of one of the Kings and did not see any pink rot or other fungus. I live in central coastal San Diego, CA 92122. I deep water them once a week. I have clay soil. Any idea what would be causing this?
Can anyone tell me the type of disease that have infected my Chamaerops Humilis, and give me an advise on what to order online to control the pest? It is a kind of mite, that I can tell. Very small ones, making a fine web and sucking from the leaves, which have become all grey. After taking theese pictures, I put the palm in the shower to literally wash and flush off the mites, and cut off the worst looking leaves, hoping the palm will get new energy not having to feed to many of the mites at the same time as growing.
I also have some palms with another type of scale/mite , if anyone have a good suggestion to a good treatment (systemic?) which is harmless to the palms, please tell me.
I also want to share my method which is probably unusual but quite effective. If a palm is infected by exterior pest, one might (optionally) spray soapy water on all infected surfaces, and after a while flush off using a pressure washer. Palm leaves are stiff and hard and tolerate pressure washing, just start at some distance and go closer to find out what pressure the leaves can take without tearing up. I find the method great, but it doesn't cope with pests inside the leaves or stems.
Pic. #1 and 2 showing my Chamaerops
Pic #3 showing some other palm's pest, leaves turning yellow/brownish and dull
By Thailand Garden
A photo is attached of a Champagne palm completely eaten out inside. Last year something similar happened to a Caribbean Royal Palm.
Could be we have more than one problem. We often have very stunted palms (Betel nut and others) which appear to be infested with ants inside the crown shaft and coming out of the growth point, but from what I read the ants are generally not the root of the problem (but can’t see what is). In other places I’ve seen little insects or these white deposits like in the last photo (hard to see, used zoom).
I’d like to get a good pesticide regiment to use annually that would take care of most of these problems so we don’t lose palms. We are in Thailand and have to source product here, so active ingredients or organic solutions are more useful than brand names.
Any input you have would be most appreciated. Thank you.