Top Questions About Christmas Palm Plants

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Questions About Christmas Palm Plants

Asked by
sunshinegirl on
March 14, 2014

Q. What causes shredding of christmas palms?

We have noticed two of our Christmas palms’ fronds have a shredding problem…even the new growth. Have never had that problem before. These palms are 2-3 yrs old.

Answered by
Heather on
March 18, 2014
Certified Expert
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This is typically caused by underwatering. The plants may be rootbound and not getting enough water. You will need to check them and then either re-pot them or increase their watering. This article may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

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Asked by
Cathyplants on
April 7, 2016
Clermont, Fl. 34711

Q. Pot planted Christmas Palm tree

I recently planted a triple Christmas Palm in a large pot on my patio in central Florida. The fronds are lighter in color than my other palms and plants in the yard. It looks like it needs some fertilizer. How soon can I fertilize it? Are there any other concerns I should have?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 7, 2016
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Asked by
tssinnc on
December 8, 2016
central east coast Fl - Indian Harbour Beach, fl 32937

Q. Removing berry branch from Christmas palm

Removing berry branch from Christmas palm before berries have matured or fallen, will it kill the tree? I was told it would kill the tree. Please verify.

Answered by
Alisma on
December 9, 2016
Certified Expert
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It is fine to remove the fruiting branch before the berries mature, and this will not kill the tree.

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Asked by
Dottie Broderick on
December 28, 2016
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Q. Christmas Palm Tree

Our Christmas palm is three years old but has never produced red berries. What should we do to encourage this growth? Is it safe to remove the fronds when they are ready to fall?

Answered by
Alisma on
December 29, 2016
Certified Expert
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Christmas palms usually produce the red fruit when they are 5 years old, so yours is siply too young. You can remove any fronds that have turned brown, but green ones should be left on the tree.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 23, 2017

Q. Christmas Tree Palm

Is is OK to remove the outgrowths with tiny green berries from the trunk of the tree or should they be left on?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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You can remove them before ripening to avoid any messes they can create.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/christmas-palm/growing-christmas-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
ellenbadonsky on
July 30, 2017
Spring Hill, Fl. 34608

Q. Christmas palms and age

How can you tell how old a Christmas palm is when from a store?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 30, 2017
Certified Expert
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Christmas Tree Palms grow quickly when they are small, they slow down as they mature.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/christmas-palm/growing-christmas-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 23, 2017

Q. christmas tree palm

my palm tree is shrinking what do I do to stop shrinkage. I have used palm stake fertilizer but it is still shrinking.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 24, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

You may want to have your palm inspected by a professional. Shrinking of a palms trunk could be signs of insects or disease.
This article has care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/christmas-palm/growing-christmas-palm-trees.htm

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