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Q.Try Christmas Palm Fronds Drooping At Trunk

Zone 33309 | bgunning2 added on August 26, 2021 | Answered

I have six try Christmas palms and just over the past few days several of the fronds on on several of them started drooping, some were even split at the trunk. It’s almost as if they are too heavy. We have not had any severe wind. I removed a few as. they were blocking light on some orchids and air plants I’m growing. I did read another question about this but I did not understand why this is happening. Other than that, the palms look healthy. I fertilized this spring with Lesco 13.3.13. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Answered on August 26, 2021

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. Cracking in the trunk can indicate infection, or uneven watering, or both! Without seeing photos it would be hard to say, though.

They are very susceptible to a wide range of infections. Starting with a copper fungicide will be good. This article will help:


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