Propagation: Save my Madagascar Palms

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Bob Halon, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Bob Halon

    Bob Halon New Member

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    Central Coast of California
    took my two 5’ tall fully flowering Madagascar Palm trees out of theie clay pots and planted them in the yard. Bad move! One quickly got root rot and the other dried roots!

    The one with the root rot: cut the rotted part at roots off to the point of no sign of the root. Re-potted it in its original clay pot and it appears to be rebooting as the leaves and flowers look healthy.

    The one that dried,however, does not look like it is recovering when re-potted in its original pot. Its two large branches, which were fully leaved and flowering, appear to keep drying and no new leaves have yet appeared.

    What should I do in order to have the best chance of saving it? Cut the two branches back? Take it out of the pot and cut the root bottom off? Help! They are both about 10 years old and I grew them from seeds from my 30 year old tree.

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