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Trachy spear discoloration: should I be concerned?


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I planted this palm last May, and it seemed to be doing well up until a few weeks ago when I noticed some discoloration on the emerging spears. I bought it as part of a 2 for 1 deal, and I planted the other trachy at the same time. That palm is still very healthy and is not experiencing this same problem.

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Looks like some winter damage to me.  I see this sort of thing on spears sometimes after we have an ice storm.  Usually get one deformed/damaged frond and the ones behind are ok.

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1 hour ago, Chester B said:

Looks like some winter damage to me.  I see this sort of thing on spears sometimes after we have an ice storm.  Usually get one deformed/damaged frond and the ones behind are ok.

I was hoping that’s all it is. We did have a rough winter this year - not temperature wise but with regards to precipitation. Way more ice/snow than usual 

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5 minutes ago, NC_Palm_Enthusiast said:

I was hoping that’s all it is. We did have a rough winter this year - not temperature wise but with regards to precipitation. Way more ice/snow than usual 

I can't tell if the spear is just a funny color or crispy.  Anyway you should gently pull the spear.  Does the spear feel loose/wobbly?  If the palm was left out in ice I would go ahead and spray copper fungicide.  

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9 hours ago, Allen said:

I can't tell if the spear is just a funny color or crispy.  Anyway you should gently pull the spear.  Does the spear feel loose/wobbly?  If the palm was left out in ice I would go ahead and spray copper fungicide.  

The spear won’t budge which I’m hoping is a good sign 

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