Tag Archive: Palm

Not all Palm Fertilizers are the Same

It is common in Northwest Florida for palms to show signs of nutrient deficiencies. In general our sandy soil is often nutrient poor and available nutrients can easily move out of soils with frequent rainfall.  In landscapes where fertilization is occurring, often the wrong types of fertilizer are applied.   Fertilizer miss-application actually increases nutrient …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/11/not-all-palm-fertilizers-are-the-same/

Palm Care for the Panhandle

Every landscape manager and homeowner, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add a tropical feel to their landscape.  One way to achieve this is to incorporate palms and other tropical plants into planting beds.  Like any other plant, proper care is key to success.  The improper care of palms stems from a lack of knowledge about the unique …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/20/palm-care-for-the-panhandle/

Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!

Over-pruning. Photo credit: JB McConnell, UF/IFAS Many people picture sugar sand beaches, emerald green water, and gorgeous palm trees swaying in the breeze when they think about visiting or moving to Florida. The panhandle offers the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand beaches, but sometimes its palms look a bit deficient. Why is that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/reduce-maintenance-and-improve-palm-health/

What’s Wrong With My Sago Palm?

Is the newest growth on your sago palm is turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else? Photo credit: Mary Derrick This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, the newest leaves will develop yellow splotches or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/23/whats-wrong-with-my-sago-palm/

Palm Care Tips

Every landscape manager and home owner, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add the tropical feel to their landscape.  The chief way to achieve this is by incorporating Palms and other tropical plants to their surroundings.  Like with any other plant one would like to care for it properly.  The improper care of Palms, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/13/palm-care-tips/