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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2015

Q. Can I cut off yellow flowers on Pygmy palm

May I remove the yellow flowers on my Pygmy palms? They attract bees and are messy.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Removing the flowers from the plants will not harm them, so go ahead.

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Asked by
billharvey4 on
July 6, 2015

Q. yellow tips on pygmy date palm

Very healthy looking but just has yellow tips.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is most likely a deficiency in potassium and magnesium. Apply a fertilizer that is listed as 8-2-12-4.
Measure and follow the directions for the chosen product. Apply every 3 months during it's growing season.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pygmy-palm/grow-pygmy-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
pearlspainting on
September 8, 2015

Q. Pygmy date palms

I just purchased several pygmy date palms, and didn’t realize they grow so big. Can I plant them in containers to keep them smaller? I’d like them to grow no more than 4-5 ft and not too bushy.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 9, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, they can do very well in containers. They have a smaller root ball so they can stay in the same container for years.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pygmy-palm/grow-pygmy-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
alfie522 on
September 25, 2015

Q. How do I care for the Pygmy Date palm in winter?

Can I plant in ground and, if I do, should I cut off leaves and bark?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

If your temperatures drop below freezing you will need to move this plant indoors for winter.

Here is a link that will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pygmy-palm/grow-pygmy-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
cbentley on
January 26, 2016

Q. pygmy date palm

We have a pygmy date palm in our office. The pot it was in was really small so we transplanted it. It has not done well since then. Have we killed it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 27, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

It can be easy to overwater or overwhelm the roots if you choose to large of a pot for the plant.
Make sure the soil is well draining and that the soil is moist but not soggy. The top couple of inches of soil should be dry before watering again.
Check the soil, don't water on a schedule.
A Pygmy Palm will actually do fine with brief periods of drought.
Protect the palm from drafts from heaters or air conditioning.
Bright indirect light location is best for your palm.
You can mist your plant regularly to keep it clean and pest free.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pygmy-palm/grow-pygmy-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
Ladyjaai3 on
August 5, 2016

Q. pygmy Date Palm

The leaves on my palm are sort of shriveled and limp. The stalks are not standing. What could be the problem?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 7, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Check for any other signs of pests or disease.
A Pygmy Palm needs regular watering in sandy, well draining soil.
The article below will refresh you on the care requirements and some particular nutrition needs of the palm.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pygmy-palm/grow-pygmy-palm-trees.htm

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