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Asked by Portwind on February 7, 2018
Foxtail Palm Problem

My Mature and healthy looking foxtail just shed a green frond from the crown shaft. Looking up there is another is ripping away.
The growth spike is in emerging and I don’t see any other problem.
We are in zone 10a.
Although we were hit hard by Irma this palm did not sustain damage

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

These palms will be self cleaning. This is a natural process, and not much of a concern. If they all start falling off, then I would look to a soil infection. The tree appears healthy, though.

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Portwind

Self cleaning usually occurs after all the nutrients are depleted from old leaves. Not till they are completely brown do they fall.
That’s why in non self cleaning palms leaves should never be removed till all the nutrients are gone.

These leaves( fronds) are so green and healthy.

Maybe an animal ..?

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Asked by Zebrowskijo on February 19, 2018
Fox Tail Palm

Can a fox tail palm be topped ? It is getting very tall

Thank you

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is not a good idea, and usually results in the death of the palm. Here is an article that will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/foxtail-palm/foxtail-palm-tree.htm

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