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Questions About Bottle Palm Tree

Asked by
Sleepless nites on
November 15, 2015
Bonita springs Florida 34134

Q. Root bound bottle palm

Can I keep in cedar box, open just the bottom of cedar box and put in the ground?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You can grow a Bottle Palm in a container. This Palm is quite slow growing and does not have a large root ball.
For this reason I do not see any need to plant the Bottle Palm in the manner you describe.
This type of planting is done for invasive root systems that the Bottle Palm does not have.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/bottle-palm/caring-for-bottle-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 28, 2018

Q. Bottle palm tree care

Two of my bottle palms are almost dying. Please see the photos attached and advise how to save them.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Unfortunately I cannot identify the issue from these images.
Inspect the fronds, the trunk and the soil around you.
You can have a soil test performed to help determine if the palm is lacking nutrients.

I'm listing these links to help you.

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/trees/hgic2007.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/bottle-palm/caring-for-bottle-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
Ldipiazz1 on
April 2, 2018
33579

Q. Palm identification

Can someone help me identify what type of palm this is?

Thank you.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 2, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

It looks like, either, a bottle palm, or its cousin the spindle palm. You can ask your local extension service, and they can help you figure out exactly what this is. This link will help you locate the nearest one to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
nga huynh on
May 28, 2018
91755

Q. plant food

bottle palm

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 28, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

A google search of "palm tree fertilizer" will take you to many results. It is your choice from there.

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Asked by
china on
June 24, 2018
33173 zone 10

Q. which is better looking to plant next to my outdoor mailbox a spindle palm or a bottle palm

I live in Miami Florida . My concern is looks and length of the leaves will interfere with the mail box and view of the house. So no pictures.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 24, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

This will be completely up to you. The bottle palm will develop a slightly fatter trunk, but there is not much difference between the two besides this.

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Asked by
fkteeter on
September 29, 2018
34209

Q. Bottle palm problem

One stalk of my three-stalk bottle palm has lost its leafy top. Does this indicate a potentially fatal threat to the entire plant or is random leaf-loss on any stalk a natural periodic event (meaning the plant is \’fine\’)? If this isn\’t normal, should I remove the leafless stalk at the base, leaving just two stalks, or should I attempt to treat the leafless stalk (and if so, with what/how)? Thanks for the help!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 29, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

In this case, a photo will help greatly. This could be a number of issues, from fungal/bacterial, to a pest physically eating your leaves, to even wind damage.

A photo will help me to determine what course of action needs to be taken.

In the meantime, this article will give you information on the care of these palms: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/bottle-palm/caring-for-bottle-palm-trees.htm

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