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Trachycarpus f

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:03 am

I noticed yesterday through the window,

My Trachi tips are extermely brown, is it because its in a pot? I changed the pot last year for a bigger one. :o

Its not waterlogged its on two seperate edge blocks of wood good sizes and thickness to allow drainage.

It was fed three months ago with Nig food granules.

Is this normal?

Its got three new spears one part opened.

Concerned..very. :(
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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by The Codfather » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:05 am

normal......
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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:08 am

Is it Coddy

I wondered also with the sun we did have, and the tips hanging away from the window did the tips burn.

I think it may need to move from where it is into a more shady spot...what you think Coddy?

Thanks for the rapid reply.

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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by The Codfather » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:29 am

shady spot....have you moved to spain. :lol:

Anys pics would help.
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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:50 am

I wish, thinking of the hot sun we got here earlier :lol: :lol:

I can piccy it later. :mrgreen:
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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:19 am

Trachys seem to do better in part shade K but as Coddy says, brown tips are common on lots of palm types. All my Trachys have them and so do my Chammies, Brahea, Jubaea......

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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:19 pm

:( But it looks messy G, :(
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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by jezza » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:55 pm

The Trachycarpus in my front garden. It took -18c last winter with NO protection whatsoever.....
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Perfectly normal so stop bloody panicking over it! 8)


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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:36 pm

oh :( Jez is shoutin at me Dave........ :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yours looks more messed...ok ok.

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Re: Trachicarpus f

Post by billdango » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:13 pm

Don't worry Kata.

Most of mine get those brown leaf ends esp on the older leaves and the few I have in pots gets it as well.

Its usually caused by wind and sometimes by to much damp.

As the new leaves are unmarked it should be okay.

If its that annoying just trim the brown bits off with a pair of scissors[you can do this with house palms as well]?

Yellow leaves are usually caused by aging and can be cut of near the trunk.

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Re: Trachycarpus f

Post by Andy P » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:30 pm

I`m glad Bill posted that because i have a Cerifera showing the same damage and it has been worrying me a tad. Having seen Bills garden and HIS palms i know how experienced he is at growing these. It`s put my mind at rest now. Cheers Bill icon_thumleft
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Re: Trachycarpus f

Post by Trudytropics » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:02 am

Snip them with scissors as Bill says. By coincidence earlier in the week I was up the step ladders giving my Trachycarpus a haircut. Some of the older leaves are brown and crispy at the ends and I was sick of looking at them. Cut them at an angle, looks more natural than cutting straight across :D
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Re: Trachycarpus f

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:21 am

Make sure you use sharp scissors so that there's no damage or you'll end up in the same position as you started.
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Re: Trachycarpus f

Post by billdango » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:31 am

Its called "brownbitting" that is trimming brown or damaged bits off palm leaves.

Its quite common to get these brown tips on house plants esp Chrysolidacarpus Lutescens or Howea forsteriana [kentia palm].

On indoor palms brown tips are usually caused by lack of humidity or underwatering.

On outdoor palms brown or yellow blotchy tips are caused by constant buffeting winds and constant rain.

I know as I live in corner house on one of the windest roads in Southampton.

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Re: Trachycarpus f

Post by kata » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks very much everyone,

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