Help with Struggling Queen Palms

evolustJanuary 26, 2008

I just moved into a new house that has 6 queen plams. All of them are looking pretty weak. I already cut down one dead one and dont want to lose any more. I noticed that all my neighbors queens are looking about the same. I bought some fertilizer at Home Depot and applied that, so hopefully that will help. One of the employees told me to put epson salt down with the fertalizer as queens dont get enough salt. Ever heard of that? Help! What else can I do to save these guys. Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Actually your queen palms look better than mine! We planted some about 4 years ago and they have struggled since. Last summer I started fertilizing them with palm food once a month, working the fertilizer into the soil and watering well. I have noticed that they look somewhat better and are growing. I know queen palms supposedly don't do very well in our hot climate (they are better suited to California) but I am going to give them one more year before I yank them out.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 1:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Queens are not really suited for this climate as they are a tropical plant and this is not a tropical climate... too hot and dry. However this link may help:

Here is a link that might be useful: Queen Palm Health

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 12:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the link!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 9:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Yaupon Holly
Someone reccomended yaupon holly as a good substitute...
Desert Botanical Garden Spring Sale
FYI, their Bi-Annual Plant Sale is this weekend... Link...
asudevil311 - zone 9b
Water Softener
I'm going to install a new water softener to replace...
Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)
Hi everyone, I posted a pic under "What looks...
Ever grow melons in containers?
Ok, so my eyes were a lot bigger than my gardening...
Sponsored Products
ilomio | Cowbelle Pendant Light
$535.00 | YLighting
Pink Frozen 25-Oz Tritan Water Bottle Set
$7.99 | zulily
Farberware Paprika 20-piece Flatware Set
Greens Cleo 24" Wide Pendant Chandelier
Lamps Plus
Single Bowl Topmount Stainless Steel Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Feiss Concord 3-Light 21" Wide Steel Bath Light
Lamps Plus
CAP Barbell Puzzle Mats - 12 Piece - MT-2112AM
$28.66 | Hayneedle
Grape Jeweled Tiffany Table Lamps Light Fixture
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™