Clem Posted May 2 Report Share Posted May 2 I maintain a number of large Rhapis excelsa in containers in pool lanais, pool decks and porches. I have no issues with any of them except four plants located in large stoneware pots on a paved pool deck growing in full sunlight. They’ve been in place for nearly a year and we’re doing well until we had two cold spells here in central Florida back in late December/early January. Since then the existing foliage has become severely chlorotic (almost white) and the new foliage that is growing in now is doing the same. They were fertilized with Sunniland palm fertilizer about two months ago and got one application of Peters 20-20-20 since then. I suspect a pH issue but the plants are potted in the same medium (ProMix BX) as all the others that are doing great under the same regimen and conditions. Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can impart. I was a big fan of the late Dr. Henry Donselman and had even booked him as a speaker at a Mid-Atlantic Interior Landscape Conference many years ago. I’m an experienced interiorscaper of over 43 years, recently relocated to Florida and enjoying the challenge of learning how to maintain tropical plants outdoors year-round. Love this site! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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