Who uses Milorganite on their palms?

islandbreezeJune 29, 2011

Is it too harsh to use on palms? Can you over-do it and put too much? I want to speed up my in-ground windmill palms' growth, and just watering isn't doing the trick.

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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

Most palms tend to be very tolerant of fertilizer. I would try it. I give my Majesty palm lawn ferilizer by the handfull on a weekly basis and it only grows faster.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 11:47PM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

Aside from mail ordering expensive palm - specific palm fertilizers, is there something I can get at a garden center (HD or Lowes, etc ) for my hardy palms? Would a Miracle Grow type product help, hurt or no effect?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 11:21AM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I personally use 3 products on all my palms

miracle grow slow release 10-10-10 (any slow release 10-10-10 is good)

On fast growing palms that can tolerate it and cycads I use
27-2-1 (i think) lawn fertilizer (without added pesticides or weed killers)

I also give all my palms epson salt. It keeps them dark green and provided them with magnesium.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 12:25PM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

How much Epsom salt? Frequency?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 12:20PM
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jacklord(7A)

Lawn fert? Really? I give that to my bananas.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 1:00PM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

10-10-10 is a good generic slow release for lawn and garden. I broadcast that into my beds at the beginning and end of the season. It makes sense palms would benefit from it. Still curious about the Epsom salt.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 4:35PM
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jimhardy

Need to be careful with high N fertilizers.....
very easy to burn Banana,EE leaves-etc.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 5:40PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

You cant let the high nitogen fertilizer stay in contact with leaves or rrots. You must wash iot down so its dilute. I give it to my bananas too.

I just sprinkle epson salt around the base of the palm and water it. I put it in the soil once or twice a year.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 6:37PM
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