Palms can be difficult to manage in Northwest Florida. To have healthy palms it is important to think about possible cold temperatures, disease, and nutrient needs of palms. The panhandle of Florida was blasted with cold this winter and it ... READ MORE
Now that spring has finally sprung and summer is well on its way, you may find yourself taking a stroll through your landscape and assessing damage done by late cold spells. However, it may not be a frost problem that has your plants looking ... READ MORE
Is the newest growth on your sago palm turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else?
This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, ... READ MORE
A comprehensive new online resource for diagnosing palm problems was released late last year:
A Resource for Pests and Diseases of Cultivated Palms: Symptoms of Diseases and Disorders
The ... READ MORE
Countless tiny little red palm mites move across the underside of palm fronds, and on bananas, heliconias and gingers. The red palm mite cycle is approximately 23-28 days. All palm species should be considered potential hosts for this mite. ... READ MORE
Now that planting citrus is allowed again, you need to look out for another disease that is a bigger threat to our trees than citrus canker. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease, is an incurable bacterial ... READ MORE
If you live in the Florida Keys and have a plant or insect problem stop by one of the regional plant clinics for answers to your landscaping questions. Clinics are held from October 2008 to April 2009. You do not need to stay for the duration ... READ MORE
Have you ever seen a palm with a trunk that tapers to a point like a pencil?
This may indicate one of the following problems: 1) a Potassium (K) deficiency, 2) overpruning or 3) Nitrogen (N) deficiency.
Potassium ... READ MORE
What happening to this Hibiscus? According to the University of Florida, an ample supply of micronutrients is essential for proper growth of hibiscus. Iron and manganese are often limiting on alkaline soils. Manganese sulfate at a rate of one ... READ MORE
Licuala Palm, Licuala grandis according to Betrock's Guide to Landscape Palms is a wet rainforest understory plant and requires part shade for best appearance and protected from drying or salty winds. A well drained soil with a wood mulch ... READ MORE