Answer: Although the very top of your palms may be 7-8', the crown of the plant is much lower. The leaves develop from the crown of the plant, then grow upwards and curve down in a natural growth pattern. What you describe sounds typical for majesty palms. The fronds will elongate at they mature. Queen palms are slow to establish but then make up for lost time by putting out an average of 3-4 new fronds each growing season. Queen palms like moist soil so water thoroughly when the top inch of soil dries out.
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