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Q.Seed Branches Falling From Christmas Palm

Zone Venice Florida | RuthieTues added on July 30, 2020 | Answered

My dwarf christmas tree palm has three “trunks”. One trunk has made large “branches” of seeds 4 times, each time a frond drops. Now, two have fallen. WHAT CAN I DO to keep them up/alive? I am keen to let the seeds mature and grow more of these lovely palms.

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Answered on July 30, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. There are a number of issues that would cause seeds to drop prematurely. Lack of potassium or too much nitrogen will cause this, as well as overly wet soils.

The first thing to try will be to test your soils for, both, deficiencies and pH swings.

Here are some articles that will help:



Here is an article that will help you with the, general, care of the palm:


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Answered on July 30, 2020

It is not the seeds that are falling it is the whole branch that the large number of green seeds are bunched on. The branch is only attached with a little strip and the bunch is too heavy.
Thank you for your answer. I would send a picture if I could!

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