Q.What’s Eating My Palm?
Hi! My recently planted large red palm has some fine black things on the fronds as seen in photo. They brush off but come back the next day. Just wondered if your experts had any ideas? I live in Malaysia and it’s in the hot sun all day but planted in a grow tong – much wider than a normal pot and has had plenty of water. Perhaps too much? I can’t see any insects or spots on the fronds, but they are wilting and most have been chomped at the tips. Hope you can help. Many thanks, Bob Holmes
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It could be overwatering, perhaps, but it does appear more like insect damage.
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