How to Water Palm Trees The Right Way

A lot of palm tree enthusiasts over water their palms or don’t provide enough water, because they don’t know how to check for soil moist level. They have no idea how much water their palm … Read more

How To Fertilize Palm Trees

Palm trees nutritional deficiencies are easily prevented by following a yearly fertilization program. The right combination of the main elements like nitrogen, phosphate and potassium is the most important in a palm’s diet. Deficiencies of … Read more

Palm Tree Boron Deficiency

Boron deficiency in palm trees can cause leaves to appear small and crumpled. Other symptoms are sharp bends in the trunk with horizontal growth and bud necrosis or death. Prevention and Treatment of Boron Deficiency … Read more

Palm Tree Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is never fatal and is primarily a cosmetic problem in landscape palms. Classic symptoms are marginal chlorosis on the oldest leaves which progress upward to younger foliage. Magnesium deficiency in Palm Trees is … Read more

Palm Tree Nitrogen Deficiency

Nitrogen deficiency is not a major problem in landscape palm trees unless soils are nitrogen-poor. Most palm trees generally require low levels of Nitrogen, especially in comparison to turfgrass. Symptoms of nitrogen deficiency are uniform … Read more

Palm Tree Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency in palm trees is primarily a cosmetic problem. Palm trees usually survive, but will exhibit green veins surrounded by yellow tissue, and this is usually seen on newest leaves first. As the iron … Read more

Palm Tree Maganese Deficiency

Manganese deficiency can be fatal to palm trees. This is a common problem in high pH soils (above pH 6.5) because manganese is insoluble at high pH levels. Additional causes can be high water tables … Read more

Palm Tree Potassium Deficiency

Palm Trees need potassium in large amounts. Potassium deficiency is perhaps the most widespread and serious of all disorders of palms. Usually you potassium affects older leaves on the palm tree and than progresses to … Read more

6 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies In Palms

Palm Trees frequently suffer from improper mineral nutrition in the landscape. Some of the nutritional deficiencies of palm trees are nitrogen (N), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and manganese (Mn). Other essential nutrients such as boron … Read more

Palm Trees Insects – Bud Rot

This disease can be caused by various fungal pathogens, Phytophthora species and Thielaviopsis species, as well as by bacterial pathogens. While bud rot tends to occur after a tropical storm or periods of excessive rain, … Read more

Palm Trees Insects – Ganoderma Root

This disease is caused by the fungus, Ganoderma zonatu , which can infect many types of palm trees. The first symptom of infection is the withering and drooping of older fronds. Fronds collapse and droop … Read more

Palm Trees Insects – False Smut

False smut or Graphiola leaf spot is caused by Graphiola species. This disease is most common in areas of high humidity. Small, black, wart-like bodies are seen, often with yellow filaments protruding from the middle … Read more

Palm Trees Insects – Leaf Spots

Leaf infections called “leafspots” are caused by a variety of fungi and some bacteria on many trees. Leaf spots can be circular to elongated, brown and possibly oily in appearance. The spots will vary in … Read more

Palm Trees Insects – Scale

If you found a lot of little circular, brown colored scales on your palm tree you are in trouble. It’s called “palm leaf scales”. You would never guess but palm leaf scales are actually a … Read more

Growing Palm Trees

Experts say there are over 3800 varieties of palms. It’s important to pick the right palm tree for your garden. Most of the palm trees like warm weather with a lot of sun. If you … Read more

How To Choose Palm Trees

Nothing else gives a landscape that “tropical” feel quite like palm trees. Florida Palm Trees like warm climate and a lot of sunshine. There are a lot of challenges to maintain a healthy and prosperous … Read more