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Questions tagged [palm]

Family *Arecaeae*, monocot flowering plants known for their tropical habit.

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Areca Palm just dry, or something more sinister? [duplicate]

I have a palm which I've had for 18 months or so and it's the best growing palm I've ever had. Big, frequent fronds, and quickly grew about 2 foot. Occasional browning at tips, or dry-green leaves(...
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Areca Palm - Expert Assesment Please

Earlier this afternoon I took delivery of a 170cm Areca Palm, via an online purchase from a reputable horitcultural company. It was relieved to be taken out of the box and plastic wrapper and ...
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What are these spots on my new bamboo palm?

Hi all! I’m new to gardening and want to know what’s going on with this palm I just bought from the Home Depot. There are white spots near the roots that look like fungus to me, brown spots higher up ...
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Areca Palm splaying outwards?

Looking for some advice on my Areca Palm. I've had it about 18months, and it's been growing upright quite happily. I needed to move it while I did some renovation work on my house, and since it has ...
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Fungus and splitting or rotting on palm trees

There's some fungus growing on my palm trees as well as some splitting / rot. What is going on and how do I resolve this? I am in central Florida.
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Kentia Palm problem

My leave and stalk of my Kentia Palm has few problem Please help !
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What's wrong with my indoor Areca palm with leaf blight?

I just received a small areca palm (about three feet high) in the mail that has some leaves showing signs of stress. Could someone help me identify the culprit? I'm wondering whether I could address ...
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How to straighten a leaning Ponytail Palm?

My Ponytail Palm spends the warmer months outdoors and grew substantially this year. Unfortunately it is also growing very much to the side now, presumably because it was trying to find sunlight. I’m ...
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Pindo palm seedlings, can or should I move them this small if they are growing on top of each other?

Last season my pindo palms had a lot of seeds germinate. The beds they are in are 6 to 7 feet in diameter. There are soo many that they are right on top of each other. Should I move them when they are ...
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Kentia Palm's Outer Leaves Are Browning Quickly

I have bought a kentia palm about a year ago and I live in a warm and relatively humid climate. Some of the leaf tips have gone brown here and there in the past year, but I have noticed that the outer ...
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Palm tree Queen

Why did the new middle fond of my queen palm tree drop down in a lazy position? I'm worried about them. I've got two queen palms that this issue has occurred most recently.
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Areca Palm's leaves are drying. What should I do?

I bought a small areca palm 3 months ago. I noticed some leaves are drying out and dying. The others is drying as well. My palm is indoors in the apartment's lobby. The temperature inside is around ...
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Ponytail palm Tree leaves turning brown

My Ponytail Palm has half of the leaves that are totally brown. I have cut them off but still getting more. Am I overwatering? Should I transplant to a bigger container?
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What kind of palm tree is this?

As the title says. Saw this palm tree in Florida and the wife really likes it. Just curious what type it is.
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What are these corn looking buds on my palm?

In Florida, palm in our front yard is sprouting something that looks like corn?
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Kentia palm leaves turn brown

I have bought a 7 foot Kenia Palm about 6 weeks ago and keep it indoors in spot with indirect light. The palm gets 1/2 gallon of water once a week and I added half a tablespoon of 20-20-20 all ...
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What is happening to my Areca Palm?

What is happening to my Areca Palm? Here are two pictures. The right one is of my Areca Palm before I bought it from the shop and the left image is how it looks now. After I brought it to my home it ...
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Mexican palm tree boot trimming

While I can show that trimming the boots off a mexican palm tree is done by hand*, I'm trying to think why on some only the upper half is done, another only a small section is done, while others ...
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Robellini Palm oozing Brown oil [closed]

My Robellini palm (Phoenix roebelenii) has while dots on leaves and brown oil all over leaves and the ground surrounding tree. I’ve tried to upload a picture but it’s not working
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Black spots on areca palm stem

I have black spots all over the stems of my Areca palm. I did have fungus in the soil, but I changed the soil and now everything seems good there. Can this come from the fungus that I had?
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What is the name of these palms? [closed]

I have a question about the name of those plants and I would also like to know how to care for them.
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How can you tell if a ponytail palm tree is dying?

I'm worried my ponytail palm is dying because its leaves are falling off and there's black stuff on the top. Can you tell me if and how I can save this plant?
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Palm tree droppings, sap and seeds

Our condo complex has three very large Mexican Fan Palms that are dripping sap and shedding seeds that are very sticky. Our parking lot is coated in these seeds, they get tracked in and stick to ...
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My Areca Palm is dying

I bought a 5ft areca palm about a month ago. About two weeks after I purchased it, I noticed some leaves had spots and others were turning brown. Initially I thought it was normal but more leaves seem ...
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Areca Palm pest identification

An areca palm I own has an insect infestation that I've had trouble identifying. I've been unable to locate any non-egg mature examples, only the eggs that tend to be in nooks around the plant, ...
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What is the tall plant in these photos?

I've just moved house and in our back garden is a fairly large palm tree (pictures), the problem is that I'm not sure what it is and therefore don't know how to look after it and make sure it makes it ...
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What is this plant with rosette leaf arrangement that grew beside my palm?

What is the name of this plant with small leaves? Is it bad for my palm? Should I keep it or remove it? Or can I replant it into another pot?
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What palm tree is this?

Looks to be single trunk, self cleaning. The trunk is spotted/mottled and furry. The fronds have jagged leaves. It's not a fishtail, foxtail, rhapis or a kentia(similar)... I am unsure as to the type. ...
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How do I deal with neighbors palm tree hanging over my driveway/ cars, when it seems to leak or drop a sappy substance.

My neighbors palm tree is located next to my driveway where we park our cars. For many years ,About 2 or 3 times a year the tree seems to drop a mist of sappy substance that sprays all over our cars. ...
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What is this small white pest on the leaves of my office plant called?

I'm an office worker in IT and have just enough knowledge of flora to know that these office plants are probably not healthy, but I have no clue what this is or what should be done with it. I would ...
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Yucca – brown mushy spots on the leaves

We have given our Yucca's new flower soil. Now they have mushy brown spots on the leaves. Before, they stood in the living room without direct sun. Now they are outside (sun in the day (morning 2 ...
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Should I trim the fronds on a Queen palm?

The fronds are very sturdy and bend almost to the ground. They are probably over 10ft. in length. Should I trim them? Their weight sometimes causes them to "crack" off.
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Why is my palm tree dying?

Why is my palm tree dying? I have used a special palm tree fertilizer and it didn't help it at all. The tree was already looking like this just not as bad before I used the fertilizer. I actually ...
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Is it possible to tell if a date palm is male or female by looking at its roots?

There are some gardeners in my locality who claim to know gardeners that can tell if a date palm is fruit-bearing (female) or not (male) while it is still a sapling by just looking at its roots. Is ...
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Can I just cut date palm branches

I'm growing a date palm (look at my other post) since some years. This works more or less well but it has a lot of braches which won't hold up anymore and start to turn brown (but are still mostly ...
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What is this growing on my bamboo palm?

I'm just hoping for clarification on what the green shoots are coming out on the lower stalks of my bamboo palm houseplant. The upper part of the plant did not care for the trip home from IKEA and ...
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What is the fruit of the Chinese windmill palm, and is it edible?

We have two large Chinese windmill palm trees in our front garden here in Essex, England. They're around 15 feet tall, and absolutely beautiful. They have a large amount of fruit near the top, small ...
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What disease is affecting my Dypsis lutescens?

I received this Dypsis lutescens (palm) plant as a gift last spring, it had only two leaves and it was potted in nursery soil with sand. Recently I have noticed that the outer leaf started to form a ...
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How close to concrete can a windmill palm tree be planted?

I am considering adding several Windmill Palms to our pool area. However, we have a very small back yard and minimal spacing within which to place these trees. I know that palm roots are not woody ...
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What can I apply on Dypsis lutescens to deter a cat without killing the plant?

A friend of mine has this Dypsis lutescens plant that was almost destroyed by a cat and she wants to know what can be applied on the stems, leaves or on the soil to deter the cat from fighting it ...
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Are these seedlings Mazari palm or Agave neomexicana?

A couple of weeks ago I have planted seeds for both Nannorrhops ritchiana (Mazari palm) and Agave neomexicana. Unfortunately, I forgot to put proper labels on back then. I am now seeing two sprouts (...
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Why do the leaves on my Kentia palm have dark spots?

My kentia palm has begun having some dark spots which have already damaged some leaves. Can you give me some advice about it? I may have bad luck with kentias, because I like them very much but I have ...
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Covering soil of Ponytail Palm

I recently acquired a ponytail palm, which is alive, though it wasn't taken care of well prior to my acquisition. One thing I noticed is that the pot was covered in rocks, that appear to be fused ...
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Does my Sago Palm have root rot?

My Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta) has weird-looking clumps in its roots. Is it a Phytophthora root rot infection? If not, what is it?
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Can you tell the age of a palm tree by its leaf scars?

On a recent "field trip" I noticed the prominent rings that palm trees have where leaves were attached. Can you tell how old it is from these?
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Kentia palm dying. Advice? :(

I bought a kentia palm some months ago, and during the last week one stem/group of steams is turning out yellow. Also there are some big white stains on the leaves. Some leaves also have small white ...
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What type of palm tree is this, including its scientific name?

I'm not sure what type of palm tree this is. This is taken in Arizona. I think it is a canary island date palm.
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What to do with this palm tree?

This palm tree has been grown in my parents' yard for more than a decade (perhaps two). I'm not sure of its identification. It has grown a lot (perhaps too much, for the surrounding space), and, ...
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Date palm just growing in height but not getting a trunk

I've been growing a date palm for about eight years now (time goes by fast...) and it works out pretty well. If I hold it up, the largest branch/leaf is about 2m (~6 feet) in height and it grows in ...
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How do I remove sticky palm sap from the household fixtures around it?

Our potted palm has dripped or sprayed a very sticky substance all over everything near it: curtains, carpet, furniture, plastic case, etc. It is truly awfully sticky! What is the best remover?