I'm having all kinds of palm issues lately. Just got home to notice this new frond on my licuala looking very unhealthy. There is 6 inches of new spear following behind.
And I noticed fungus on the lower half of the trunk and some of the roots. Green in areas, white in others. Are these two issues related and what should I do?
Hello palmgrowers! I've never fertilized my palms before. Can I use this Norwegian granulated fertilizer to fertilize my potted and in-ground palms? And how much do I need of this per palm depending on its size?
Also, I noticed a strange thing - the label in English says this fertilizer's NPK formula is 12-5-15, in other languages its 12-11-18, any idea why is this difference? Thanks
All of the Licuala I’ve grown or acquired, can thrive in a pot, for what seems forever. These two in particular have been in the same pot for at least three years now and look great. L. ramsayii is another one that that had a long life in a container and always looked fantastic. Root bound….no problem.
First one is L. grandis.
The second two are L. lauderbachii.
I've been wanting to go out and take photos since New Years but have been recovering from major surgery. I'm up and around for now and have decided to do a photo layout of some of the palm seedlings I've grown from seeds over the past couple years. The list is not comprehensive and includes a Dypsis and Cham turckheimii I bought rather than germinated. Most everybody has seen photos of mature palms but few of us have seen them as small seedlings or juveniles.
1. Ptychosperma sp 'Cartegna'
2. Dypsis ifanadianae w/heel
3. Drymophloeous oliviformis
4. Ptychosperma microcarpum
5. Chamaedorea alternans
6. Ptychosperma unk sp Australia
7. Chamaedorea tuerckheimii
8. Cyphophoenix elegans
9. Howea forsteriana
10. Licuala fordiana
11. Licuala lauterbachii
12. Pinanga maculata
13. Hydriastele dransfieldii
14. Carpoxylon macrospermum
15. Chamaedorea geoniformis
16. Brassiophoenix schumannii
17. Areca catechu dwarf x Areca macrocalyx
18. Chamaedorea arenbergiana variegated
Is this a nutrients deficiency in my Sylvester palms? And do I need to fertilize them more? Or could it be from over/under watering? Also is fertilizing at this time of the year (late Decemeber /early January) bad?