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Please can you help identity plant and leave issue. Thanks

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I have had these for a few years, and last few months black spots on the leaves have appeared.

In addition some of the leaves are dying.

Any hints for a healthier plant, could these be transplanted to a bed to grow?

Please can you help identity plant and leave issue. ThanksPlease can you help identity plant and leave issue. Thanks

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  • Posted: Tue. 28th July 2020 16:49

Re: Please can you help identity plant and leave issue. Thanks

Reply from Simon Hickmott

They are European Fan Palms, Chamaerops humilis.The spotting on the leaves is, you will notice, only on the older leaves and is most likely caused by what is known in the trade as "physiological damage" which may be due to any of cold / too much sun / drought / water logging. It is not a reliably hardy palm and should be treated as such, especially since these are in pots and therefore more susceptible to rapid changes in their environment. However,their continued health is no cause for concern: the youngest foliage is in perfect health. As new leaves develop and mature,the old leaves die off and disfigure. With most other plants old leaves are shed, but this is not so with palms.

  • Posted: Tue. 28th July 2020 21:39

Re: Re: Please can you help identity plant and leave issue. Thanks

Reply from Nicola

Thank you Simon! Much appreciated and such great detail.

Hi David, here is Chamaerops humilis so you can add it to your plant list.

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Wed. 29th July 2020 09:17

Re: Re: Please can you help identity plant and leave issue. Thanks

Reply from David Pendleton

Excellent help!

Thanks all!

Would them being used in a bed be an issue? Thinking of having them as feature plants in my front garden

  • Posted: Wed. 29th July 2020 13:04