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Asked by
pippa on
August 18, 2015

Q. I have recenty planted a young red leaved spindle

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 [email protected] Many thanks, Pippa

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 20, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

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Asked by
Douglas Alan Haskell on
October 21, 2017
Placida, Florida

Q. Bottle palm tree

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!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 21, 2017
Certified Expert
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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

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Asked by
lobster099 on
December 4, 2017
Davie FL 3324

Q. Growth on my bottle palm tree

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.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 4, 2017
Certified Expert
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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

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Asked by
Tuckdm on
December 18, 2017

Q. Bottle Palm

Just below the leaf fronds there are spike-like growths. What are they and should they be cut off, planted, or what?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 19, 2017
Certified Expert
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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

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