The Q&A Archives: Care for Palm Trees

Question: Have a Queen palm and there is a new sprout coming through up the middle of the tree - but it is causing a cluster of other fronds to be pushed sideways. These fronds are all packed in a cluster and are almost pointing perfectly sideways.

Just wanted to know if the tree is to be left alone, or if this situation needs some attention.


Answer: What you describe sounds like a natural growth pattern for a Queen Palm. Although it looks awkward now, the new growth will eventually elongate and stop crowding the existing fronds. I'd leave it alone and allow it to develop naturally.

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