mexican fan palm tree's - Knowledgebase Question

Ocala, Fl
Question by ajunelawson
May 13, 2008
we just bought a Mexican Fan Palm tree last Wed. from Home Depot. what kind of ferterlizer should we use? it is looking a little yellow. should we water it more? also do you sell a root feeder that we can put ferterlizer in to feed the roots automatically? june

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2008



Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet. The plant needs time to establish roots in it's new location. It will benefit from light doses of a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro every week or two for a couple of months. Wait until it has been in the ground for at least 6 weeks before starting to fertilize with a dry, lawn type product. Then sprinkle it sparingly at a rate of about 1 cup per 50 square feet of soil surface area and water it in well. Fertilizing once or twice a year (spring and, if a second is desired, in mid summer) is adequate.

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