Q.Newly Tranplanted Windmill Palms
Hello wall, I live in zone 7 and transplanted 2 Windmill palms in front of my home. They were transplanted into regular soil, and after they were planted oh, I gave him copious amounts of water for 2 days as this was something I was told I should do. During the last two days the leaves seem to have folded. Is this to be expected from a newly transplanted Palm, or did I damaged the Palms? Do you have any recommendations on what I should do next, or should I just wait. I bought some fertilizer sticks but I will hopefully plant around the palm after about a month. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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Unfortunately, this is a little late in the year to be planting, unless the temperatures can remain very mild for a week or so after.
The problem is 2-fold.
Warm temperatures stress the plant out, while overwatering in compensation promotes suffocation and disease.
For now, I would provide shade during the hottest portion of the day, and only water once the soil is completely dry down to about 3 inches or so. Treat with the fungicide of your choice to mitigate any diseases setting in.
These articles will help:
It is also worth noting that they are not completely hardy in zone 7. This article will help you to care for the palm: