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So long story short I watered usually everyday I went on a week vacation had someone water twice that week when I got back my palms were yellow any help would be appreciated they went from green and healthy to yellow and shrunken.temps have gotten a little cooler with some rain while I was gone too .

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First, gently drain off all the standing water IMMEDIATELY and put them in a sunny place for a few days to dry out a bit, then once the soil is dry enough, continue on with your normal watering schedule with whatever frequency you were watering previously to keep them looking a healthy green.

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25 minutes ago, Dwarf Fan said:

First, gently drain off all the standing water IMMEDIATELY and put them in a sunny place for a few days to dry out a bit, then once the soil is dry enough, continue on with your normal watering schedule with whatever frequency you were watering previously to keep them looking a healthy green.

OK do you think from me watering them frequent pretty much every day to them getting water twice that week change them?thanks!

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There was no rain. Not meaningful, anyways. That is drought damage. Desert palm is a misnomer.  

Water normally to save what is left, prevent more dieback. 

Define cooler....Screenshot_20230824-123633.thumb.png.be280ca338850f36d002f8af426507a3.png

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21 minutes ago, jwitt said:

There was no rain. Not meaningful, anyways. That is drought damage. Desert palm is a misnomer.  

Water normally to save what is left, prevent more dieback. 

Define cooler....Screenshot_20230824-123633.thumb.png.be280ca338850f36d002f8af426507a3.png

Ok so should I go back to watering daily like I was before ?

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I'm thinking that your friend didn't water those 2 times he said he did ?  I could be wrong , but I would just water well and then let the pots get slightly dry and water again . 

Will

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2 hours ago, Ltapia said:

Ok so should I go back to watering daily like I was before ?

Yes. Keep em moist and in the sun.

Some of your leaves are going to die and/or die back,  so you will end up with a less vigorous palm until leaf mass is replaced.  

Your friend could have watered twice in a week,  they can dry out that fast.

In a pot.

In our climate.

 

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Thanks guys turns out when I watched the camera footage of my backyard she sprinkled them with water each time 😒 so they didn’t get watered as regular I cut all the dead off and gave them a good soak hopefully they bounce back .

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 That really sux!  

I would not cut of any leaf(s) until they are brown and actually dry(brittle).  It's ugly, but I believe it is this species defense to shock. Those nutrients will be "sucked" back into the plant.

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Pots don't take on sufficient water in a rainstorm. If those were outside all day in average 100°F afternoons, there's the problem. When you watered daily, it prevented the root zone from overheating. Hindsight is 20/20. Next time you go away for a week, put them in the the house with A/C. At least in the shade outside so those pots don't cook.

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11 hours ago, SeanK said:

Pots don't take on sufficient water in a rainstorm. If those were outside all day in average 100°F afternoons, there's the problem. When you watered daily, it prevented the root zone from overheating. Hindsight is 20/20. Next time you go away for a week, put them in the the house with A/C. At least in the shade outside so those pots don't cook.

This is true sorry OP I didn’t notice you were in 100°F temps definitely water daily so you don’t let those potted Palms dry out and heat up in temps that high, sorry I did not check weather in your area before I posted my advice.

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I’ve found it best to hand water with a gallon watering can…including the larger palms around the base of their trunks. If the soil is worked really well, loose and mulched, it will take each gallon in like a sponge. Even sprinklers take a long time to get a beneficial amount of water into the soil, especially when runoff kicks in…so for the potted palms, always use a watering can and there won’t be any doubts. The practice of moving things into the shade for a week away is also a good idea. I have a few bonsai, but an expert would say I have a few “potted shrubs”…two of them have been in various minuscule pots and gritty soil for over 30 years and they’ve never dried out…which is a death sentence for them…but shade and watering help with a watering can while I’m away has kept them alive. Hope your palms pull through.

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On 8/24/2023 at 6:59 PM, jwitt said:

 That really sux!  

I would not cut of any leaf(s) until they are brown and actually dry(brittle).  It's ugly, but I believe it is this species defense to shock. Those nutrients will be "sucked" back into the plant.

Crap I cut most of the dead off and really yellowed ones .

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4 hours ago, GregVirginia7 said:

I’ve found it best to hand water with a gallon watering can…including the larger palms around the base of their trunks. If the soil is worked really well, loose and mulched, it will take each gallon in like a sponge. Even sprinklers take a long time to get a beneficial amount of water into the soil, especially when runoff kicks in…so for the potted palms, always use a watering can and there won’t be any doubts. The practice of moving things into the shade for a week away is also a good idea. I have a few bonsai, but an expert would say I have a few “potted shrubs”…two of them have been in various minuscule pots and gritty soil for over 30 years and they’ve never dried out…which is a death sentence for them…but shade and watering help with a watering can while I’m away has kept them alive. Hope your palms pull through.

Thanks for the info I think they will be ok I will post more pics!

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