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Should I be worried


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Hi, I'm in the UK and have a Chamaerops Humilis, I've had it for nearly three years and has been doing fine.

However I've recently noticed in the centre what looks like rot or fungus (I don't know, see picture) from the new growth.

Should I be worried and/or what can I do to help?

Thanks all.


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I would spray the center growth point with some copper fungicide, or hydrogen peroxide. Try to keep water from collecting in it as much as possible and look for new growth over the next few weeks.

I haven't had a great success rate with chamaerops coming back from this kind of damage, but it is worth a shot. While I haven't managed to save many individual trunks, the palm itself usually survives via side trunks. 

Good luck.

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