How to Maximize Palm Growth During Heat Waves
1. If its not raining enough and temps are soaring, give all your tropicals a good drink of water in the evening or morning. Evening is better in heatwaves - it gives the palm a chance to absorb the water overnight before the hot sun hits it, triggering much faster growth from heat and water. Well hydrated, your palm is ready to grow fast in the hot sun.
2. Fertlize NOW, then water. Don't wait until the heatwave is over. Your palms are growing faster in this daytime heat and warm nights are a bonus growth period.
3. Northern areas are finally recieving some real southern-style heat action all the way to the Canadan border in many spots. Northern areas tend to over grow. Clear away weeds, vines and brush that may be taking up valuable water, sun or minerials from your palms.