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Q.Can My Madagascar Palm Be Saved

Zone 70462 | Emmylebl added on September 2, 2022 | Answered

My palm got too much water in a recent rain storm. It has bent over at the skinny part of the trunk. Can I do anything to save it?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 2, 2022

If this is in container, then repot into a container with plenty of drainage holes to allow all extra water out, then you can prune it at the bend. It will grow new shoots to replace the top.

If this is in ground, then prune it at the bend. Pruning carries quite a risk, but less than leaving the branch to get infected, further.

Apply a fungicide and wait for new growth.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/madagascar-palm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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