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Q.Fox Tail Palm Crown Is Curving Eastward

Zone Boynton Beach, Florida zone 10b | Chuckp added on September 29, 2023 | Answered

The tree was straight up and down until last year, the circumstance of the top is thinner than earlier years with the crown is bending eastward away from a sister palm. Trunk was around 6-8 inch’s in diameter and have been feeding it 12 lbs of palm tree food for years. In the last six months I’ve increased the fertilizer to 24 lbs a year (2 lbs a month). The sister palm is almost doubled the size in diameter of the first. Both get divided doses of 2 lbs of palm tree fertilizer a month. It appears to me the first is starving compared to the second, what can I supplement the soil with to help with the apparent lack of nutrients?

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Answered on September 29, 2023

There are a number of issues that I suspect. Disease and environmental issues are suspect. Ganoderma butt rot can look a lot like this at the very start, but so can overwatering.

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