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Q.Bismark Palm Seems To Be Dry Or Stressed

Zone 34652 north of Tampa on the coast | Lipnichanj@yahoo.com added on May 3, 2024 | Answered

Tree was planted last October, 6 months ago about 20 ft tall. It continues to look dry like the fronds are become dry and tattered. Maybe it was the stress from digging up and moving it. I put a picture of the root ball and location before it was planted It has pushed about 4 new fronds but one was so dry I had to cut it off. It is pushing another right now. We did have some high winds that added to the tattered look. I was watering pretty heavy at first then decreased. I then went back to 3 times a week. We just put an irrigation system in for all of the beds so I can set the watering schedule and soak time between adds easier now. We did fertilize with manganese and magnesium in March Looking for ideas.

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Answered on May 3, 2024

This is damage from overwatering. They do need time to dry out several inches into the soil between watering, or roots start to suffocate. I would try and find the right balance to water only when you do not get rain, or it is dry. At most, it will need water once per week.



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