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:
By Thailand Garden
Can anybody tell me what is killing my palms? I've lost a few like this in the last few years. I would really like to try to save this one as it's part of a set along the road, and have a remedy for future. I've lost Royal Caribbean Palms like this one and Champagne palms. They show clear signs of distress as fronds grow poorly and bunch up, crown starts to grow narrower and wither like this one. There's what appears to be rot at the top of the trunk at the crown. They seem to rot out inside. I don't see any obvious signs of infestation. If you have any ideas I'd sure appreciate it.
Thank you so much!
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
I've been struggling with this form of illness in some of my palms for some time now.
As you can see in the pictures, it leaves damaged spots on my seedlings. It affected only some species, preferably Copernicia, but also Butia and few other seedlings.
On some of them, really tiny white spots can be seen, so I was thinking that it might be a kind of mite. I had applied a spray with Pongamia pinnata extract, which helped only for a short period of time and then the problem was back, so I repeated it few times with the same outcome.
Do you have any experience with this kind of pest? What can it be? Any tips how to eliminate it, or atleast inhibit their spreading? I am afraid that it will slowly affect all my other seedlings.