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Need some advice


Ajay

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Hello everyone,

i am new to the hobby. I picked up two windmill palms last year. They grew decent. Just picked up two more this year. For some reason they seem to be getting brown and yellow toward the ends and they are not growing as well. I fertilized them at the beginning of this season And i try to water them once a week. I am just a little lost on how to care for them at this point. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you. 

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Agreed, might be heavy on the fertilizer and light on water will do that for sure. Depends on how fast the soil drains and then dries out, but in pots outside in the warmer time of year, they want water every few days. Keeping the roots consistently moist, but not sopping wet is ideal.

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I water every day, my potting mix is pretty coarse and drains quickly. What kind of potting mix did you use?

 

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1 hour ago, N8ALLRIGHT said:

I water every day, my potting mix is pretty coarse and drains quickly. What kind of potting mix did you use?

 

I used the miracle grow cactus, palm, citrus soil and at the very base is dirt with several drain holes in the bottom. I think im gonna water everyday as well. 

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Pots are way too big your prolly fighting some root rot honestly. Notice how the smaller ones are struggling more then the larger one. When palm roots aren't taking up space in the pot that area tends to get mucky. Granted once a week watered in what seems like full sun also could be a problem. Normally under watering the oldest fronds go first. One of them the newest fronds look shriveled which is commonly root rot. Tell is about the soil you used would also help determine what is going on. Most of us don't use potting soil for long term pot use. Some shade could be in order to help recovery of the smaller palms. Welcome to PT !! 

T J 

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T J 

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