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Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

Posted by kaotickelly NM/5b (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 12, 12 at 20:46

hello all of you on here. Well the monsoons are here in NM and I tought that it would be a good idea for my palm to get some natural watering so i put it outside and it rains like towards the end of the day or evening. everything was fine until i put it out for some sun like around 11 am to 2 pm and i looked at it and it got wilted, and there are some brown spots on the fronds. So i am wondering if its getting too much rain or sun. or not enough of sun. humm i dont know it was fine. also i just transplanted it into a new bigger pot with the same soil i used to plant it with. The soil is not wet or soggy just a goo moist feel to it and i do bring it inside because of my neighbors cats. so can someone tell me if its going into shock or getting root rot uggh i hope not. all that work for nothing. anyway get at me thanks
kelly


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

I Notice my Hybird is doing the same thing as well. No Idea what could be wrong. But my American Dersert Palm is Exploding those.


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

If anything it's probably too much sun. If it has been indoors for a long time it can take a while to get used to sun again.
I cant give too much advice on washingtonias because I have tried to grow them in pots and failed. It would put out maybe 2 fronds a year and then go half dead indoors and repeat the process all over again.
-Alex


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

wow those palms are big i dont see anything wrong with them except that they are kinda yellowing at the stem base and Alex yeah i figured that its not that use to the sun quite yet i guess??? llol but thanks for the feedback.


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

They look amazing! mine came through the mail half dead :/ but im nursing it back to health.... The yellowing at the tips may be from over-watering?


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

They probably don't get enough water in the pots to satisfy them unless you water them yourself.


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

hey RichardC7 how are you nursing it back to health? and alex-7b i do give them a good watering. i dont think thats the problem i think that i over waterd it but idk


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

Kaotickelly- I've just been pruning all the brown tips/dead leaves.... and fertilizing better. I'm just taking extra care :-)


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

When I bought a Wash. Filifera a couple of years back, the instructions with it said to shade it from direct sun until it is established. I'm guessing it got a little scorched b/c not used to the sun. Should bounce back fine though, as Washingtonias rebound quickly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Virginia Beach Weather


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

Am also going to say my Wash. Filifera is doing better than my Hybrid is. Then again, Its must of been outside for most of its life. Washingtonias are faster tan a B*tch. But my Mute Palm is way faster.


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

...And quieter.


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RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my W. Robusta?

@Jim. Funny man!!!


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