Palm trees nutritional deficiencies are easily prevented by following a yearly fertilization program. Mature palms in the landscape should be fertilized with a complete granular fertilizer formulated for palms.
3 to 4 applications of a palm fertilizer are recommended to provide a constant supply of nutrients during the growing season. Be sure to only fertilize during the growing season (end of March through end of October). If you are using slow release fertilizer, apply it twice a year.
Newly planted palms should not be fertilized until after they put out a new spear, I would say about 2 month after planting.
Providing your palm tree with a quality fertilizer or plant food “supplements” is important, so it can maintain its good “health.” Some places like South Florida has very little nutrient in the soil which is very important for palm tree growth.
You will usually want to use a fertilizer that has nitrogen, phosphate, and potash. I recommend not to buy cheap fertilizer because they simply don’t work. It’s better to use fertilizer that has continues release formula that feeds your palm tree for few months rather than using a cheap fertilizer that will wash away after 2-3 rains.
Jobe’s Palm Fertilizer
One of the products that I personally love is Jobe’s Palm Fertilizer. This product promotes root development and the long-term vitality of all types of palms. Jobe’s Fertilizer Spikes have a slow release formula that is design to effectively fertilize your palms while protecting them from the common deficiencies of Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron.
When placed underground near the feeder roots of your palm, the spikes release their nutrients where the tree can best use them. Special binders ensure that the fertilizer dissolves slowly and safely and feeds your tree for up to 6 months.
This is one of the best palm tree fertilizers on today’s market. It is fast, efficient, long lasting method of fertilizing palm trees and has all the nutrients your palm trees need. To avoid nutrient deficiencies, apply Jobe’s Palm Fertilizer spikes twice a year. It can take 6 months or more for a palm to recover from nutritional deficiencies.
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