Greening up those yellow leaves.

subtropixJanuary 21, 2012

I have a Parrotis palm (Everglades Palm)that had leaves that looked yellowish. Figured that it was all over for the discolored leaves. Then, I read that these palms are prone to this when Magnesium-deficient, so I applied some fertilizer and added Epson salts. It worked!--I was really surprised to see yellowing leaves turning green again.

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Epsom salt has helped my palms through tough times! I cant say it works better than fertilizer as far as growth goes, but it seems to help plants soak up nutrients better than they would without it.
-Alex

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 2:05AM
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turtile

Epsom salts is fertilizer. It contains the secondary macronutrients magnesium and sulfur. Magnesium might be more plentiful in the plant than phosphorus. It's a component of chlorophyll. Nurtients

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 9:15AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Thanks for the info. Epsom Salt is definitely a great thing to add to any plants that you want to grow well. When I use epsom salt, I usually add it around April and then again in May. Then I start using fertilizers higher in Nitrogen (depends on the plant). But I really don't fertilize as often as I probably should.
-Alex

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 3:58PM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Epsom salts keep foliage of trachys & needle palms green. I use about a tablespoon per gallon of water or for larger plants, a few tablespoons scattered around the plant.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 9:15PM
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