Maggots on my palm!
Hello everyone I need some serious advice. I couple weeks ago I posted a thread about my palm. It went through some distress and wilted badly. Well since then I've been keeping an close eye on it. I've had to prune most of the fronds on the main trunk because they became gray and of course were wilted. So today I was watering it and I noticed a musty smell coming from the main trunk. I inspected it and gently pulled on the fronds coming out from the top and they just CAME OUT! They easily slipped out without having to tug on them and they were brown and slimey on the ends with MAGGOTS!! I am afraid that the main trunk is rotting away and is going die in a matter of time.
I pulled out about 4 fronds and threw them away. It smelled so bad. My question is:
There are 3 suckers growing from the base that are growing nicely and dont seem to be affected yet. The foliage is green and strong with many baby frond growing out. Is there any way to save them? Can I chain saw the main trunk before the rot reaches the suckers without killing the whole palm?
Someone please help. :(