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Topic Title: Palm Fronds dwarfing
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Created On: 11/05/2018 12:45 PM
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 11/05/2018 12:45 PM
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sfds

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I have a pretty mature coccothrinax that has been deficient in something for quite a while that I want to address. The fronds are small in size for the maturity of the palm and they barely grow out away from the center when the new ones push out. I can get some pics if helpful, but just on this description is there a common deficiency that causes this? It has been going on for a while....yearish or more....I have just neglected it and would like to try and get it healthy again. thanks for any input....
 11/05/2018 04:44 PM
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ww

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My last try at a nutrient deficiency was with an Archontophoenix. Nothing quite worked and the tree was eventually cut. For whatever reason, others never had problems, though I have a patch in the front yard where both a palm and a cycad seem to have nutrient problems.... Nematodes? I had a bottle of "palm nutrients" from Busy Bee Nursery in Wabasso. Other than that, a good palm fertilizer with micronutrients.
 11/06/2018 08:09 AM
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Central Floridave

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Boron.
 11/06/2018 08:11 AM
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Central Floridave

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and, manganese. basically a balanced palm special fertilizer.
 11/07/2018 02:12 AM
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Coconuts

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Try to post some photos if you can and your location, beach or mainland?
 11/07/2018 11:44 AM
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sfds

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thanks guys. Satellite beach.... So we went Boron and manganese to a fertilizer... should I just go to Sun Harbour Nursery and get a good palm fertilizer?
 11/09/2018 11:40 PM
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ww

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I made a mess with dropping too much boron. Nearly killed a nice Simpson stopper bush. Try fertilizer or a mult- nutrient supplement first.
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