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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:38 PM
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Old February 14th, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Question Question about a palm tree

I bought online the Bird of Paradise palm and it came with a bunch of little palms around the base where the soil is. I wanted to know if I could remove these small palms and not hurt the large palm. Imagine 4 plants in one planter just one if 7 feet tall and the other three are about 1 feet. How or what is the best way of taking these apart, is it possible?

I also wanted to know if anyone had any luck with any palms surviving the snow up here. I saw the windmill palm and the european palm with pictures of them under the snow, because if so, I wouldnt mind getting some and planting them in spring so they have all spring and summer to get used to the area.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Default Client knocked over my palm Help??

I looking for some help on my palm tree, I'm a psychologists here in Chicago IL and I have this beautiful sago palm that sat on a end table in my office, well one of my clients knocked it over coming into my office and the whole palm just fell out. I tried butting it back into its original pot but would not go with the roots so I tried a bugger pot, it not look very healthy, as the leaves are starting to turn brown, is it going into shock and do I need to just give it some time. Can someone give me some suggestions. I love it in my office.

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Default I have a question about indoor palms

I have a coworker who has a palm tree in his office and he has no windows... How is it able to survive without sunlight. What palm trees do good indoors or in offices... cubicles?
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Default I now have 5 Banana trees from that one tree

I also have a windmill palm in the ground from summer. Its starting to get in the fifties and the leaves of the banana tree are starting to turn yellow. Is there something I should do before the winter comes.
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Dear Friends,

I am trying to make my second palm survive... The first one died (turned brown and yellow).

I bought a nice pot with drainaige, I water it extensively once a week (or if upper soil gets dry), I wash/spray the leaves 2 times per month... And still, - there are those brown dots on the leaves again. And Leaves endings are getting dry and brown

Please - any advise will be valuable (please see the picture of my poor palm leaves)...
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Old June 29th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I had the same issue a couple of years, and I used a fungicide to treat it, this place has some under care products, but any fungicide will work also a palm nutritional spray or one that has both... what you want to do is clip off the leaves that are over abundant in the spots unless there is no spear growing, only cut off the fronds if there are spears growing. Once you cut them off, spray the fungicde and then a week later spray the palm nutritional spray. It worked for me and the new leaves will have some browning but dont cut them let the palm nutritional spray kick in... it takes about three weeks and then youll see a flurry of new fronds green and luscious. Let me know how it works out for you
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I am from Chicago also and I would automatically imagine that Palm trees would not survive the harsh cold here in the winter time outdoors. I can't say for sure though as I've only had palm trees indoors. I would be interested to find out if they are able to survive the snow.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 10:41 PM
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I also wanted to know if anyone had any luck with any palms surviving the snow up here. I saw the windmill palm and the european palm with pictures of them under the snow, because if so, I wouldnt mind getting some and planting them in spring so they have all spring and summer to get used to the area.
I found this list of palm trees that can withstand some colder climates. Hope this is helpful. The article I was reading said that palms can survive as far north of the state of Michigan. I was surprised to learn this!

Cold Hardy Palm Trees species and cold tolerance threshold:

True Date Palm Trees (Phoenix dactylifera) - (Date Palms are cold hardy to 18 degrees)

Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) - (Canary Island Palms are cold hardy to 15 - 18 degrees)

Texas Sabal Palm Trees (Sabal texana, mexicana) - (Texas Sabal Palms are cold hardy to 16 - 18 degrees)

Mediterranean (European) Fan Palms (Chamaerops humilis) - (Mediterranean Fan Palms are cold hardy to 5 - 15 degrees)

California Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) - (California Fan Palms are cold hardy to 15 degrees)

Windmill Palm Trees (Trachycarpus fortunei) - (Windmill Palms are cold hardy to 5 degrees)

Pindo Palm Trees (Butia capitata) - (Pindo Palms are cold hardy to 12 - 15 degrees)

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) - (Sago Palms are cold hardy to 20 degrees)

Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) - (Mexican Fan Palms are cold hardy to 18 degrees)

Queen Palm Trees (Syagrus romanzoffiana) - (Queen Palms are cold hardy to 20 degrees)

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I found this list of palm trees that can withstand some colder climates. Hope this is helpful. The article I was reading said that palms can survive as far north of the state of Michigan. I was surprised to learn this!

Cold Hardy Palm Trees species and cold tolerance threshold:

True Date Palm Trees (Phoenix dactylifera) - (Date Palms are cold hardy to 18 degrees)

Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) - (Canary Island Palms are cold hardy to 15 - 18 degrees)

Texas Sabal Palm Trees (Sabal texana, mexicana) - (Texas Sabal Palms are cold hardy to 16 - 18 degrees)

Mediterranean (European) Fan Palms (Chamaerops humilis) - (Mediterranean Fan Palms are cold hardy to 5 - 15 degrees)

California Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) - (California Fan Palms are cold hardy to 15 degrees)

Windmill Palm Trees (Trachycarpus fortunei) - (Windmill Palms are cold hardy to 5 degrees)

Pindo Palm Trees (Butia capitata) - (Pindo Palms are cold hardy to 12 - 15 degrees)

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) - (Sago Palms are cold hardy to 20 degrees)

Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) - (Mexican Fan Palms are cold hardy to 18 degrees)

Queen Palm Trees (Syagrus romanzoffiana) - (Queen Palms are cold hardy to 20 degrees)

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I have a Pygmy Date Palm the survived last winter in Chicago (brought inside an enclosed porch). This winter it has gotten dry, brittle and shriveled. What am I doing wrong? Over watered? Underwatered? This Palm has special meaning to me and want to help it survive. Please give me any suggestions. Thanks
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Old January 26th, 2017, 08:56 AM
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I have a Pygmy Date Palm the survived last winter in Chicago (brought inside an enclosed porch). This winter it has gotten dry, brittle and shriveled. What am I doing wrong? Over watered? Underwatered? This Palm has special meaning to me and want to help it survive. Please give me any suggestions. Thanks
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Old February 8th, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Hey Pjkapral,

The Pygmy Date Palm can be easily be overwatered. So to your Question about that is take your pinky finger and put it half way down into the soil if the soil is moist you may need to get a pot with better soil drains.If its dry the opposite applies. With my Pygmies I place them on top of a drain tray and they absorb the water as they need it. Pygmy Palms do not like the soil moist all the time so careful with that. The other key to growing a healthy and green pygmy is to pay attention to the new fronds coming up from the crown of the palm and surrounding fronds. Are they Limping or appear weak? If so since Pygmy Dates thrive in acidic to neutral soil however will tolerate somewhat alkaline soil containing a moderate amount of organic matter. Be sure the soil is not the issue here. When Pygmy Dates are grown in High Alkaline soils they sometimes develop a Manganese Deficiency. If you think this is what your Palm is experiencing get a good palm nutritional spray that adds the Acidity that it needs. When grown indoors Pygmy Palm needs bright light.
Since you mentioned that you brought your Pygmy inside from a porch. Do you think it got damage from the cold? If so Keep it indoors until weather is above at 45 degrees. The Pygmys will tolerate down to 25 degrees but will experience some damage from the cold just make sure to fertilize and wait until the spring season to improve in most cases it will survive it may loose a few fronds etc. but don't give up or loose hope these are living and every palm wants a chance to survive. I hope this helps I wish the best of Luck to you and your Pygmy.
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