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palm plants questions

Ricky ricky at fawnridge.com
Tue Jul 22 20:33:56 EST 2003

"Seska Vedek" <seska_vedek at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:vhqvc67t5ot638 at corp.supernews.com...
> I have some palms that I have raised for several years.  As they grow
> the stalk grows thicker and this concerns me because the stalk at the
> is much thinner.  I know with rubber and jade you can get roots to grow up
> on the stalk and eventually cut it away to have a separate plant.  Is this
> something that can be done with a palm?  Thanks

No. You can not air-layer a palm tree. If you cut the bark it will never
heal. Many palms will bulge in the upper trunk as they grow. This is a water
retention feature that occurs during times of drought. If you can post a
picture of the palm I might be able to ID it for you.


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