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What would cause the tips of my Sylvester palms to do this? Over watering? Under watering? I fertilized them about 2 months ago and I don’t think it could be from over fertilization because I only used half of the amount of fertilizer I was supposed to use just to be safe from over fertilizing. Also they were planted a little over 4 months ago. Could it be transplant shock starting to appear after this long? 


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Looks Like a Nutrient Deficiency,


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Great chart! Adding to my personal notes (along with the verbal descriptions @Merlyn gave in this post. Deficiencies have been a mystery to me, but it’s starting to “click” now. I’ve personally seen manganese deficiency and overwatering on a sago, And one of the palms I bought had a boron deficiency (that resolved after fertilizing). My Coccothrinax crinita deficiency is a mystery, but these photos and descriptions should help. I’ll get this eventually!


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