[Arid_gardener] Queen plams turning yellow

Linda Drew drew_linda@hotmail.com
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 20:40:27 +0000

You may want to try using a fertilizer specifically for
palms; these fertilizers contain the micronutrients, such
as manganese, that palm trees need.

from an earlier resonse to a similar question:
Manganese deficiency is quite common in Queen Palms growing in our alkaline
soil. Early symptoms are an overall yellowing of the new palm leaves. As the
deficency becomes worse it stunts and distorts the new growth ( fizzle top 
If left untreated the palms may die. It takes several months after treatment
for any change to be visable because the leaves within the palm must grow 
before a change will be seen. The general purpose palm food fertilizer 
does not have enough manganese to correct a severe deficiency.

Linda Drew
Master Gardener

>From: bigbobber12@msn.com
>To: <arid_gardener@Ag.arizona.edu>
>Subject: [Arid_gardener] Question from Home-Hort WWW page
>Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 07:06:04 -0700 (MST)
>I have several large queen palms that are turning yellow.  I have tried 
>varying the amount of water and also have given them Ironite.  Now the 
>newest leaves are even drooping over as soon as they start to sprout.  Any 
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