By Palm Lord
I was wondering if anyone has a good success story with growing Majesty Palm Trees in Zone 7. I decided to find out here. I live in the Chaussee neighborhood on Cedar Point which is an Island 2 kilometers north of Sandusky, Ohio's Battery Park Marina. All the USDA hardiness zone maps online say it is 6b or 7a but when I look where they collect the data I see it comes from the mainland. When I look at the weather it gives me Sandusky weather which is colder during the winter and warmer during the summer. Cedar Point, being an island surrounded by water, is a little different than the mainland. So of course that is a little inaccurate. This summer, I met a man named Tom who says he has been recording the temperature on Cedar Point for over 40 years and it hasn't got below five. USDA hardiness zone is calculated and determined by taking the average minimum low temperature over the course of 30 years. If the average minimum low was 5 degrees Fahrenheit it would be 7b. But that was for lowest temperature ever recorded. That wasn't even the average! I decided to experiment by planting Majesty Palms and seeing how they do seems how all my neighbors have some. Almost all of them are okay but I have one majesty palm that had some problems. I am trying to revive it but I'm pretty sure it is going to die. As usual, the Majesty Palm leaves all died but new green Spears push out during the Spring. There are new green Spears coming out of many of my Majesty Palms but a lot of them are doing spear pull. Some of them lived though. That is enough to keep me going. I will continue experimenting with palm trees. But yes, I just wanted to know if anybody else has Majesty Palms in zone 7 or zone 8? Cheers!
First time posting, been reading the forum for almost a year and loving the community.
Found this palm on the side of the road - it was used to stage a house and discarded- it’s now inside, humidifier running as I have other tropical plants, and is raised up out of cat reach next to a North facing window due to space
Apartment has 12’ high ceilings, I’ve also got large windows facing West and potentially a South facing window (if I move my tropics and succulents).
The fronds are browning quite severely and I’m slowly increasing my watering as I don’t want to shock it. It has a new frond coming up and it’s still growing well despite the ice cold temps the night I rescued it (-1 degrees C).
I don’t want to repot it - and have read up on the dangers, but is there a way to dump out the soil and replace is with a well draining tropical mix with orchid bark without disturbing the roots?
The soil isn’t holding any moisture, and drains slower than I’d like. It’s probably dirt cheap from a garden centre.
Please let me know what you guys see in this one, I know it’s essentially doomed because of the climate here but if I can get it to next summer I can use a friend’s greenhouse all summer.
Pictures are a couple weeks old, I drilled new holes into the pot for drainage, added a large mixing bowl inside the decorative pot to elevate the inner pot out of any water.
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.
I recently bought three majesty palms growing together in one pot from Lowe’s hardware. I’ve had them growing like this for about two months and they’re doing well; however, I’ve heard that they will grow faster if separated. Should I separate them or is there too much of a chance I would harm the plants by doing so?
I have few majesty palms in my green house and they are not looking good anymore they are all dying, I dont know what to do to save them The other palm next to them (Veitchia and Archontophoenix are looking good !)
I feel like they are overwatered maybe ? I have read that they love water, I checked the roots and they seems okay ...
Pls help !