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Not All Palm Fertilizers are the Same

Palms are often lacking nutrients in our sandy soil but realize that not all palm fertilizers are good for your plant. Look for a fertilizer where all the nutrients are in a slow release form. The fertilizer analysis will be 8-2-12-4 (Nitrogen – Phosphorus – Potassium – Magnesium). Also read further on the label for Polymer Coasted Sulfate of Potash, Magnesium Sulfate (Kieserite), and Chelate (Iron EDTA). These are the forms of nutrients that will be beneficial to your palms. Apply 1.5 lbs of this fertilizer per 100 square feet of area.

Potassium deficiency begins in older leaves that yellow and then have brown margins. Pruning these off will make the deficiency worse.

Learn more about palm fertilizing In the Garden