Date Palm

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  1. Leslie427

    Leslie427 New Member

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    Growing 15 date palms from seed. Is there any fertilizer that can be given to seedlings? They vary from 3 inches to 8 inches tall. I will be wintering indoors with LED grow lights.
     

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    monicasanchez Active Member Maple Society

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    Hi!

    Your palms are still very young, and since winter is near, I do not recommend fertilizing them until spring.

    When it arrives, then any specific fertilizer for palms will help them grow. However, from experience I recommend guano, but be careful because, although it is natural, it must be used as indicated on the container since it is very concentrated.

    Good luck with your palm trees! Now you will see that they grow quite slow, but as soon as they take out the first true leaves they will grow faster.

    Regards.
     
  3. Leslie427

    Leslie427 New Member

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    Thank you very much for your advice, it's greatly appreciated. Les Scharf
     
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    bihai Active Member 10 Years

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    typically you would wait to fertilize until the palm has at least one true frond. you should use a fertilizer specific yo palms, because many cannot tolerate high nitrogen. these are usually granular or sow release
     
  5. Leslie427

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    Thank you, your advice is appreciated!
     
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    bihai Active Member 10 Years

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    sorry for the typos LOL
     
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    I'm not as good as I once was either!
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    OK, y'all, see that Edit link under where you typed? You can at least for a few days click that and correct your typos, then Save Changes. It's very easy, and really good for typos. I would suggest not making changes to real content, particularly if someone has already responded and you were going to change something that would make the response not make sense any more.
     

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