Date Palm Trees
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Date Palm

Zone Rock Port, Mo 64482 | maryshere added on October 14, 2016 | Answered

I have had this Date palm for 20+ years. It grows in the house during the winter months and I move it outside during the summer months. I have 4 fronds in the center that refuse to grow taller and will not open. It just refuses to open them up and get taller. He's about 7' tall but how can I get the fronds to get taller and open up? It's like they are stuck in the center and have been for a couple years. I have 20' ceilings so I would like it taller. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mary

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Alisma
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Answered on October 14, 2016

If the palm is in a shaded spot when it is outdoors, it may not be getting enough light, which could be slowing its growth.
Nutritional deficiencies could also slow growth. If you are not already, begin using a fertilizer specifically intended for palms, as described in these articles:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/date/date-palm-tree-care.htm
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/az1021/az1021.html

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