I was wondering if you could tell me how much to water it, as it doesn't look too happy on the amount I've been giving it daily. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks, Pippa
Daily water is important for the first 2 weeks.
Then you can cut back.
Do make sure the soil is well draining so that the roots are not sitting in water. Also tamp down the soil around the newly planted tree again to make sure you don't have air pockets down around the roots.
2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention.
Our bottle palm has three growths coming from the trunk that look like rhinoceros horns. One is now about 24 inches long. They are coming from the trunk. What are they? Thanks!
This appears to be the close cousin of the bottle palm, called the Spindle palm. Those growths are going to bloom into flowers, and eventually a fruit. Here is an article with information about the tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spindle-palm/growing-spindle-palm-trees.htm
Our bottle palm has done and grown well since it was planted. This year we noticed growths appearing out of the side of the tree near the ring portions of the tree. It has sprouted about 4 or 5 of these growths. Its almost as if new growth was trying to grow out of the original tree. What are these and what do we do about them? Are they seeds or a new tree forming? Please advise. Thank you very much.
There is nothing required. These are flowers, and are a signal that your tree is quite healthy! Here is the shocking part... This is actually a Spindle Palm!!! They are very closely related, and will get these flowers, unlike the bottle palm, which have a different flowering arrangement.
Here is more information on the tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spindle-palm/growing-spindle-palm-trees.htm
Just below the leaf fronds there are spike-like growths. What are they and should they be cut off, planted, or what?
These are flowers. It tells me that this is the bottle palm's close relative (which these are commonly mistaken for) It is called the Spindle Palm. These can be removed once they die and turn brown, otherwise, there is no action required.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spindle-palm/growing-spindle-palm-trees.htm
I was curious what could be the cause of this discoloration on the fronds of my spindle palm. I purchased it back in April and have it in a pot currently in my house due to cold temps outside. Just wondering if this is anything I should be worrying about or if it’s normal. This is one the original shoot from when I received it but I have also noticed a couple smaller spots similar to this on some newer shoots. Thanks for any info and help on this issue.
From the photo, I believe your palm has a fungal leaf spot disease (not sure of exact identity without laboratory analysis). This could have originated in the nursery where it came from, and it could be partially a result of nutrient deficiency and/or water management.
Remove the severely affected fronds to prevent transmission. A copper fungicide will help prevent further outbreaks but won't correct any leaf spots you already have.
See the disease management section of this article from University of Florida (lots of palms in that state so lots of research and information)
"It has been observed that some fungal leaf pathogens are more severe on nutritionally-stressed palms."
See uploaded 'Spindle Palm concern' pic. What's wrong with this recently planted Spindle Palm? Here in Aruba the ambient temp. is 82 F all year.
Some possibilities to consider/research: The tree is not getting enough water; the soil is short on key nutrients like nitrogen or magnesium; Pests like palm tree weevils, spider mites, aphids, etc.; Ganoderma root rot fungal infection.
You may need to prune some of the completely browned out leaves