Can anyone tell me what kind of palms these are?

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    I have 2 palm trees growing in my front yard and would like to know what kind they are and how to care for them. Thanks!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Second one is a cycad, not a palm. Looks rather badly mutilated with all the lower leaves hacked off, though the newer leaves are healthy. For future care, just let it be, without cutting any more leaves until they turn brown.
     
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    I see that the bottom has been hacked off. I just moved in and want to try to help them grow. Any ideas on the first one? Thanks for the help!
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The first palm is Washingtonia robusta (Mexican fan palm) and is planted far too close to the foundation.
    Second photo appears to be Cycas revoluta, again ...not a palm.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    Yup. The Cycas should treat you well, provided the scale insect that's killling them in Florida doesn't spread. Washies are easy to move.

    If you can find a Butia capitata palm (pindo), grab it!
     

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