Top 10 Palms And Cycads
About Top 10 Palms And Cycads
While not truly trees, palms perform many of the same functions as trees, such as providing cover, removing air pollution, and storing and sequestering carbon.
Cycads are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants that have existed since the age of dinosaurs. They dominated the earth then, but are now endangered. There are more than 200 cycad species. Cycads are often mistaken for palms, but are in fact only distantly related.
Fertilize established plants with a palm special fertilizer four times per year. Make sure all the nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium in your fertilizer are in a slow-release form. If your plant isn’t looking healthy, it could be that it’s lacking in one or more of the essential nutrients, or it could have an insect or disease problem. To figure out the specific problem, bring a sample into your county Extension office. They can help diagnose what your palm needs.
A palm tree that's suffering from this deficiency typically has leaves that turn lemon yellow or orange along the outer edges of the oldest leaves, while the center of the leaves remains green. While any palm can suffer from magnesium deficiency, Canary Island date palms are most prone.
Preventing deficiencies is much easier than treating them. Follow a regular fertilization schedule using a palm special fertilizer that includes magnesium in a controlled-release form