The core of the queen palm - Knowledgebase Question

Greenacres, FL (Zone 10)
Question by grandpa_paul
February 11, 2006
I have a 30' queen palm that lost a new shoot coming from the center of the palm during hurricane Wilma. I have not seen any new growth for about 3 months. The old branches are still very green. Is there anything that I can do to stimulate new growth. I put my hand into the core of the Palm and I pulled out some rotted matter.

Answer from NGA
February 11, 2006



If the top or terminal bud on the palm was killed or lost the tree will not be able to grow another one and will die in time. Most palms only have one growing point unlike other trees.

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