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Asked by
mad3654 on
April 29, 2012

Q. Why Newly Planted 10′ Fishtail Palm Leaves Turn Yellow?

Fishtail palm came from nursery and had to be dug up. This palm is about 10′ tall. The nursery kept the tree for a week before I moved it to the new location. It has been about three days since I planted it. It is in the ground with about two inches of the roots showing above the ground. I have a moat around the roots. Water it twice a day filling up the moat and letting it soak in.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 30, 2012
Certified Expert

This can most likely be attributed to transplant shock, which is common in new plantings. This article will help:

Also, you say you water daily and have a moat-like bowl around the tree. This can actually cause water to sit in the area resulting in root rot or other fungal problems. I would first suggest that you mound some soil up around the tree so the water isn't just pooling up around it.

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Asked by
kikibird61 on
March 23, 2013

Q. How to Divide and Pot a Fishtail Palm

How to divide and pot a fishtail palm?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
March 24, 2013
Asked by
Bostl on
February 16, 2017

Q. Fishtail palm

How long should it take to mist a 15 foot fishtail palm indoors?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 18, 2017
Certified Expert

Misting should take place several times a day, a good misting bottle can be purchased at most garden centers and this take should not take more then a few minutes at a time.

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