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Pygmy Date Palm

Posted by bwilliams20 Florida (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 16:31

I have a grouping of 3 pygmy date palms in a bed outdoors. They are approx. 12 yrs. old. Recently I noticed that the new leaves and the inner part of the palms are covered in a white powder looking substance. I have sprayed with insecticide and fungicide with very little effect. Does anyone know what this could be and how to treat it?

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RE: Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy dates have a natural white coating on their leaves called tomentum. It is very natural and normal for many palms. You could post a picture to make sure but its most likely fine.

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