Mexican Palm Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Avondale, AZ
Question by brendalarkin
June 4, 2005
Have you ever heard of using a asprin and water solution as a fertilizer for these trees? If not, could you make a suggestion for a good fertilzer?

Thanks, Brenda

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2005


No, I haven't heard of that. Palm trees are susceptible to nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium nutrient deficiencies, and they also need various micronutrients. I recommend you use a fertilizer formulated especially for palms. According to University of Arizona experts, it should have 10-20% Nitrogen and Phosphorus, 5% Potassium and 1-3% Mg, .5% Mn and Fe, as well as trace amounts of S, Zn, Cu and B. This will be on the package label. Follow instructions exactly for amounts and water well after application. Good luck with your palms.

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