White fungus on palm trees is actually webbing that is left by the spiraling whitefly. The flies create cotton-like white nests underneath the fronds of the palm trees. The nests are often mistaken for fungus.Know More
If the palms are left untreated, sooty mold can develop on the leaves. The mold resembles fireplace soot and ashes and can prevent the leaves from absorbing adequate sunlight.
Soot mold caused by spiraling whitefly can easily be removed with dish soap and water. Palm trees can also be treated with gentle insecticides injected directly into the trunk. The insecticides effectively render the trees immune to spiraling whitefly infestation without causing damage.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
The most common fruits that grow from palm trees are coconuts and dates. Other fruits from palm trees include the acai berry, jubaea, peach palm fruit and betel nut.Full Answer >
To care for palm trees, ensure that the plant has sufficient drainage, and feed it regularly when it is in the growing season. Resist the temptation to over-trim the palm tree to keep it healthy. Palm trees cannot thrive when temperatures dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
A sago palm makes a dramatic statement in a yard or as a container plant. Pruning is a part of the routine upkeep and maintenance of a mature sago palm. Annual pruning maintains the tree as an attractive part of the landscape, removes debris in the tree and deals with insect infestations.Full Answer >
The majesty palm is a fast growing palm that does well as an immature plant inside the home, but reaches 10 to 15 feet at maturity and requires transplanting outside. Originating from the subtropical swamps of Madagascar, the plant prefers a warm, humid environment. Regular feeding ensures the plant remains healthy.Full Answer >