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Q.Bottle Palm Tree; Growing Something That Looks Like A Coma Or Fat Leaf

Zone 34986 | DANCINOK added on April 20, 2020 | Answered

Around the bottle palm I have something growing could be a flower but does not bloom, they are located where the palms leafs grow out of the tree. they are small maybe 2 inches across and look like some sort of flower. What are they? should they be cut off? do they harm the trees growth etc? Thank you Paul Port st Lucie, FL dancinok@comcast.net

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Answered on April 22, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see what it is that you are referring to.

They do flower some unimpressive blooms on occasion. It will not harm the tree to leave it, or cut it. They will fall off as they die.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the tree:


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