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How to Revive a Dying Palm Tree?

What’s up fellas?! I hope you are in a mood for a vacation, cause I’m taking you to a very exotic place! How about Puerto Rico? Or, would you prefer Hawaii! Okay, Hawaii it is. I mean, who would turn down a vacation in Hawaii!!

Now imagine yourself, having a flower chain on your neck, and dancing to exotic songs, drinking a coconut and having the time of your life! Doesn’t that sound amazing?!

Now, since I mentioned coconut, let me link that with the topic of this article. So, as you might know,  coconut is the edible fruit of the coconut palm, a tree of the palm family.

But, keep in mind that not all tree palms are coconut trees, so not all of them produce have coconuts as fruits. In this article, I’m going to talk about reviving a palm tree, step by step. So, stay tuned and let’s get started.

Palm Trees –  What Do They Represent

A subfamily of the monocot order Arecales, the Arecaceae includes perennial flowering plants. Known collectively as palms, they can take on the forms of climbers, shrubs, tree-like plants, and stemless plants. Palm trees are said to as having a tree-like shape.

Presently, 2,600 species from 181 genera are known, the majority of which are limited to tropical and subtropical climes. The huge, compound, evergreen “fronds” that most palms have at the apex of an unbranched stem serve as a defining characteristic of these plants.

The physical qualities of palms, however, are incredibly diverse, and they may be found in almost every habitat, from deserts to rainforests, that is part of their range.

How to Revive a Dying Palm Tree?

By using these methods, palm plants in distress can be revived:

Re-Pot The Palm

Repotting palm trees in pots and providing them with new soil to thrive in can rescue them. Repotting your palm tree may be the best choice if it is turning brown and withering back. Remove the palm from the pot and carefully shake any extra soil off.

The palm can be repotted into the same pot, but make sure to thoroughly clean it. Before potting the palm back in, thoroughly clean the pot with warm, soapy water and let it dry. Put the palm back in the container and fill it with high-quality potting soil. Give it a good soak and let the extra water drain away.

Get Rid of Old Leaves

The palm will recuperate and produce new leaves if its old, damaged leaves are removed. This will let more light reach the new leaves and stem of the palm and open it up. Sharp secateurs can be used to remove old, broken leaves because they won’t grow back.

It is advisable to keep old leaves on until the frosts have passed if frost caused the leaf damage. Due to the sensitivity of many palms to frosts, leaving old, damaged leaves on can shield the young leaves. Old leaves can be pruned off when the threat of frost has passed.

Nutrients Are Important

Check the potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron levels in your palm trees. A palm tree can become deficient and encounter a wide range of issues without these nutrients. In the case of a potassium shortage, leaves will develop spots. In case of calcium insufficiency, leaves would look stunted and distorted.

The border of the fronds on the leaves will have yellow bands if there is a magnesium shortage. Additionally, leaves with a lack of iron will have broken ends, green spots, and thin green veins.

Water Them Properly

The fronds of your palm tree will start to turn brown or yellow and break off before dying if you water it excessively. Furthermore, if your palm tree doesn’t get enough water, the leaves will start to dry out and become brown.

You can minimize overwatering by adding 30 percent sand to your soil, and utilizing a soil moisture meter will assist you prevent underwatering. Water palm plants more frequently in the summer and less frequently in the winter.

Refill With Mulch

Addition of fresh mulch is the next stage for both potted and ground-planted palms. A new layer of bark mulch can be applied around the base of the palm after removing the old mulch and placing it in your compost bin. Through longer-lasting moisture retention and soil protection, this will aid in the roots’ recovery.

Additionally, by doing this, the palm will be less hampered by weed competition and be able to take in the nutrients it requires to regenerate new leaves.

Avoid Pruning During Hurricane Season

Prior to a hurricane or monsoon season, some arborists will advise pruning palm trees to remove any excess weight. This is untrue; in fact, removing the fronds from your palm tree may cause it greater stress. Actually shielding from the wind are the fronds. The fronds can be tied together as opposed to being cut off.

The Right Sunlight is Crucial

In either full sun or partial shade, most palms will flourish. Common palms, such as the kentia, parlor, or areca palms, may withstand both full sun and partial shade. The tips of brown or fading leaves may indicate sunburn or a lack of sunlight, respectively.

Give containerized palms a month-long vacation outside. So that they won’t be blinded by excessive light, move them to a position with some shade.

Closing Words

Make sure to follow the steps mentioned above, and you have it guaranteed that your palm tree with be revived. So, you should thank me again for keeping the exotic nature. You are welcome.

Further Reading

You know me already, and you also know that I never say goodbye without giving you homework, something that will keep you busy so you won’t miss me. I have you covered if you happen to have a Pothos plant, so you can read more about how fast does Pothos grow. 

On the other hand, you can check the reasons why the leaves on Peace Lily turn black or you can find out how to revive an Aloe Vera plant. See you next time!

Aurora Hansen

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