Pygmy Tree

Pygmy Palms


roxancoffman added on September 10, 2016 | Answered

I planted pygmy palms on the side of my house in full sun about two months ago. I water weekly with a hose and mid week with a drip system. The branches are brown and the plant looks stunted in growth. I do not know how to get a pictures uploaded; please try to give me some direction. Thank yo.


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 11, 2016

Your palms sound like they have transplant shock. This is very common with newly transplanted trees and shrubs. Here is some advice on how to help them recover:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

This article recommends nitrogen fertilization of transplanted palms in its final section. If you did not fertilize at planting time, you could give them some now. Then, don't fertilize again until they show new growth:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep001

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