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Unlucky Fisherman

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Hello everyone! I have been lucky enough to relocate from Zone 5a to Zone 8b. In doing so I have gained my first palm, which I believe to be a Butia of some kind.

 

I am a bit concerned as the fronds don't look so well. Any ideas on what may be causing this?

 

Thank you!

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It is definitely a butia.  Welcome to the southeast!  I nearly stopped traveling when I hit Savannah, but alas, the little bit of extra warmth in Central Florida lured me to drive further.  I can't say with certainty, but it might be a nutrient deficiency from the cold this winter.  I'll defer to someone else if they think it could be a disease and have more experience with butia.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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21 minutes ago, Unlucky Fisherman said:

Is there a way to tell what the specific species is?

It's likely Butia odorata/capitata, but I don't know any specific ways do differentiate between Butia species.

Welcome to Palmtalk, @Unlucky Fisherman!

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2 hours ago, Unlucky Fisherman said:

Hello everyone! I have been lucky enough to relocate from Zone 5a to Zone 8b. In doing so I have gained my first palm, which I believe to be a Butia of some kind.

 

I am a bit concerned as the fronds don't look so well. Any ideas on what may be causing this?

 

Thank you!

 

It’s most likely a potassium deficiency. You can read more here:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/ST/ST10500.pdf

 

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Mutt, if it didn't come from habitat I really don't think there are any true strains anymore. They cross pollinate with each other.

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Thank you everyone for the help. Now to get some potassium.

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Will this palm produce fruits like most other Butias do? I'm not sure how long my neighbor has lived next to the palm but he said he didn't remember seeing fruits on it. I've attached a picture of what it has so far. There are another two inflorescence stems (I think i have that term correct) getting ready to open.

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On 5/18/2018, 3:37:05, Laaz said:

Savannah is 9a & I would agree that is cold damage from this past wither.

I was gonna say the same thing. Been there and saw Queen Palms, CIDP, orange trees, etc. I'm pretty sure from Savannah east is 9a, unless he is located west of Savannah.

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Butia catarensis most likely and looks like cold damage from this winter. 

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Looks like I will have plenty of fruit! Here are a few pictures I took today of the progress.

 

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Fruit looks like it will be yellow or orange when ripe. You should have a bounty to germinate.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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