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Q.Should I Remove Unopened Shoots And How Do I Stop Insects From Eating The New Shoots?

Zone Thailand | Anonymous added on May 3, 2021 | Answered

I live in Thailand and have 3 foxtail palm trees all 10 years old. Only one has grown unopened shoots, 4 in total and one of these has recently opened with a type of seed growth) (see photo). Should I remove the unopened shoots and this seed branch growth? On another tree some sort of infestation has taken place with something eating all the new shoots. Any advice how to get rid of these pests?

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Answered on May 5, 2021

According to my research, those are unopened flowers; I would let them open. The fruit looks like small, round tomatoes and you can remove those if you don't want to collect seeds. You may have a banana moth infestation. Here is more:






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