Dartolution Posted September 7, 2019 Report Share Posted September 7, 2019 So first a disclaimer: I know this palm is in SERIOUSLY dire shape and probably won't make it, but lets take a look at it anyway. This Majesty, (purchased from a BB store), which is over 9 years old has been seriously neglected for the past 7. No repotting until now, no fertilizer at all, barely enough water, and placed under an old old oak tree for half the year, and in a dark basement for the other half. I've recently "re-adopted" this palm and the ONLY reason I am even attempting to save it, is for sentimental reasons. It has tried to trunk, as you can see in the photos, but now has a major case of the hand of death that's wrapped around its slowly necrosing trunk... Once I got it home, I took it out of its 9 year old nursery can, and washed off all of the soil/muck that it was potted in, and trimmed the dead root casings off that were left. SURPRISINGLY enough the palm actually had a root system that wasn't totally dead. After which, I removed the dead husk material, and removed all of the oak leaves and debris that had gotten wedged in what few petioles it has. I used a mixture of 50% miracle grow performance organics in ground soil, 25% (plus or minus) perlite as evident on the top, and 25% (plus or minus) all purpose sand. I then amended that mixture with 1 part Espoma holly tone, and 4 parts biotone starter just to help inoculate the soil mix with some fertilizer, organics, and fungi/bacterial colonies. Ive been watering it like a mad man ( probably because I am). I then repotted this poor majesty into its new "hope pot" shall we call it... and decided to journal about it since I don't have anything else better to do other than try to save a dying palm tree haha! Here it is a week after this shocking process. Not much has changed with it. It still looks like complete and utter sh*t. If anyone else has any input or advice (constructive please) feel free. haha Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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