Spindle Palm

Growth on my bottle palm tree

Zone Davie FL 3324 | lobster099 added on December 4, 2017 | Answered

Our bottle palm has done and grown well since it was planted. This year we noticed growths appearing out of the side of the tree near the ring portions of the tree. It has sprouted about 4 or 5 of these growths. Its almost as if new growth was trying to grow out of the original tree. What are these and what do we do about them? Are they seeds or a new tree forming? Please advise. Thank you very much.

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Answered on December 4, 2017

There is nothing required. These are flowers, and are a signal that your tree is quite healthy! Here is the shocking part... This is actually a Spindle Palm!!! They are very closely related, and will get these flowers, unlike the bottle palm, which have a different flowering arrangement.

Here is more information on the tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spindle-palm/growing-spindle-palm-trees.htm

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