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Licuala Grandis won’t grow new leaves


Elio

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Hi,

I’ve had a small licuala grandis for several months, indoors in a mix of Leca, bark and Seramis in a light spot without too much sunlight. I’ve repotted it into this mix two months ago and have begun fertilizing it two weeks ago. It seems in allright condition, but it isn’t making any new leaves and I’m not completely sure why.

I think it may have to do with something pretty stupid I did like a month ago, which is that I trimmed a few new leaves before they had actually grown because they seemed really dry and yellow. I thought they were like that because of repotting the palm into the soil it is in now, but I’m guessing that’s just how they develop. I’ve circled the spots in the  2nd and 3rd picture.

Could this be the reason it isn’t growing new leaves? Or what else could it be? And what can I do to help it?

Would appreciate any help!

Elio 🌴

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Never tried this genus, but guessing it may want higher soil temps 

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this is a Saribus rotundifolius and not a Licuala grandis ❤️

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2 hours ago, Elio said:

Hi,

I’ve had a small licuala grandis for several months, indoors in a mix of Leca, bark and Seramis in a light spot without too much sunlight. I’ve repotted it into this mix two months ago and have begun fertilizing it two weeks ago. It seems in allright condition, but it isn’t making any new leaves and I’m not completely sure why.

I think it may have to do with something pretty stupid I did like a month ago, which is that I trimmed a few new leaves before they had actually grown because they seemed really dry and yellow. I thought they were like that because of repotting the palm into the soil it is in now, but I’m guessing that’s just how they develop. I’ve circled the spots in the  2nd and 3rd picture.

Could this be the reason it isn’t growing new leaves? Or what else could it be? And what can I do to help it?

Would appreciate any help!

Elio 🌴

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That does not look like a Licuala, it looks like some type of Livistona, probably chinensis.

Im not sure why it would be doing that, because it looks healthy otherwise.
 

EDIT: Scratch the livistona, @Philly J is right

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4 hours ago, JLM said:

That does not look like a Licuala, it looks like some type of Livistona, probably chinensis.

Im not sure why it would be doing that, because it looks healthy otherwise.
 

EDIT: Scratch the livistona, @Philly J is right

Not a bad guess - it used to be classified as Livistona rotundifolia.  :)

@Elio is that two palms?  When I zoomed in on the last two photos it looks like 9 fronds coming from two growing points.

Jon Sunder

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Oh wow yeah you guys are right! It was sold as a licuala grandis and I guess I just assumed its leaves would change as it grew. Thanks for that hahaha

Yes it’s two palms yeah, could that be a cause of it not growing? 

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1 minute ago, Elio said:

Oh wow yeah you guys are right! It was sold as a licuala grandis and I guess I just assumed its leaves would change as it grew. Thanks for that hahaha

Yes it’s two palms yeah, could that be a cause of it not growing? 

Yes, they're competing for water and nutrients.  Looks like a good mix you're using and they look great.

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Sounds like transplant shock your new leaf suddenly suffered open heart surgery and needs time to get over that shock while losing its new leaf plus it has to go through the process of a new leaf pushing the old one up as well as developing a new leaf but pretty healthy palm altogether I say be careful of your fertiliser now very weak solution of seaweed extract to help with vitamin B for stress don’t overwater your palm is suffering shock.

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