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Q.Why Would There Be THREE Unopened Fronds On My Foxtail Palm?

Zone 96761 | myitalian added on December 24, 2021 | Answered

It’s also a little bit yellow and it seems to be shorter than the other foxtail palms I have. (which always only have one unopened at a time) This one has 3 which concerns me. I’m zone 11

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Answered on December 27, 2021

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage or if there are any signs of deficiency.

It could be growing faster than usual, which would explain more unopened fronds. It could also be that they are opening more slowly. Unfortunately, there isn't enough information to go on.

I would recommend doing the following for any diagnosis:

Check the pH. Many times this can cause issues. Here is an article that will help you:


Next will be to check nutrient levels in soil:


If all shows that everything is within range, then you can begin to diagnose for disease.


This article will help you to find the closest extension service to you:


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