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Q.I Have A 30+ Year Old Madagascar Palm That Is Wilting And Shriveled Some At The Top. What Do I Need To Do To Save It?

Zone 64776 | Shelleygarrison added on November 26, 2021 | Answered

The tallest stalk is approximately 5 feet tall and somewhat shriveled about 2 feet from the top.

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Answered on November 26, 2021

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. The course of action depends on what is wrong with it.

It could be in need of repotting, or it could have a root infection, or it could be, simply, out of food in the soil.

Typically, the problem will be with infection from overwatering. This is easy to do, since most will treat this as a palm, and not as the succulent that it is.

Treating this like a desert cactus will ensure that it remains healthy, ans sometimes it can take years to show damage.

Another thing to consider will be soil nutrients. Test the soil. It should contain a low amount of nutrients, but not be lacking completely. Alternatively, overfeeding will cause issues as well.

This article will offer more information:


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