Why Is My Palm Tree Turning Yellow?

Question: I bought a home with a large palm tree that looks like it would be called a pineapple palm because of it’s shape and the limbs have gone from green to yellow in about 8 months while I was up north. I know from neighbors that this tree has been here for at least 12 years or more, I don’t know what to do about this problem, any help would be helpful. Thank you.

Answer: There can be so many reason why your palm is not feeling well. There could be incorrect watering, nutrient deficiency, cold snaps, insects, diseases and etc. I would recommend starting with the watering. How much water is it getting? Is the soil moist enough? Was the summer too hot? Inspect to see if there any insects present or some sort of fungus. What fertilizer are you using? I would recommend using high quality fertilizer with a slow release formula. It could also be a cold winter. Here is an article I wrote on how to save a dying palm tree. ~Susan Brian

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