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Q.I Accidentally Cut A Section Of Roots Of A Fox Tail Palm. What Can I Do To Make Sure It Will Not Die?

Zone Sarasota, Fl | Cynbeach added on October 21, 2023 | Answered

We live in Sarasota Fl. Lots of sun.

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Answered on October 23, 2023

Accidentally cutting a section of roots on your Fox Tail Palm can be concerning, but you can take steps to help it recover. Start by trimming the damaged roots with sharp, sterile shears. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, and consider applying a rooting hormone to encourage new root growth. Ensure good drainage, use organic mulch, and monitor for signs of stress. Be patient; with proper care, your palm may recover, but consulting a local expert is a good option if problems persist.

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