Hello wall, I live in zone 7 and transplanted 2 Windmill palms in front of my home. They were transplanted into regular soil, and after they were planted oh, I gave him copious amounts of water for 2 days as this was something I was told I should do. During the last two days the leaves seem to have folded. Is this to be expected from a newly transplanted Palm, or did I damaged the Palms? Do you have any recommendations on what I should do next, or should I just wait. I bought some fertilizer sticks but I will hopefully plant around the palm after about a month. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Unfortunately, this is a little late in the year to be planting, unless the temperatures can remain very mild for a week or so after.
The problem is 2-fold.
Warm temperatures stress the plant out, while overwatering in compensation promotes suffocation and disease.
For now, I would provide shade during the hottest portion of the day, and only water once the soil is completely dry down to about 3 inches or so. Treat with the fungicide of your choice to mitigate any diseases setting in.
These articles will help:
It is also worth noting that they are not completely hardy in zone 7. This article will help you to care for the palm:
I have 2 windmill Palm trees. One (Miami, name I have plant) is thriving; the other (Philly, other Palm name)is not. I’ve replaced the palm in the place where Philly is once before, because it didn’t survive. So maybe the soil is the problem- I don’t know. The person that planted it suggested SuperThrive once a week. I did use it every Sunday. The Palm bore fruit. Healthy looking yellow flowers, as did Miami. However the center fronds are green, the older fronds are brown/black. The is not drooping of the leaves, they just stick straight up, never fall and are brown/black. The furry burlap is missing from a large section of the trunk as well, and looks to be spreading higher up the trunk. I purchased a Palm fertilizer from Amazon. Waiting for it to arrive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
A soil test might shed light on the problem. You can get that done at your local extension service. Here is how to find them:
I can email photos
In the case of T. Fortunei, the growth of lateral secondary xylem or stem can be a sign of stress or damage. This isn't necessarily any cause for concern unless the palm looks stressed. This, also, can be something from the past.
You can propagate them, or leave them as part of your tree.
Here are some articles that will help you: