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I have a Fan Palm and in the last few days a 'shoot' has grown out of the top on one side. It's not the normal new leaf shoot, but a light green triangular shoot that seems to be growing at a very fast rate. Is this a flower or seed pod and should I do anything about it ?



You don,t need to do anything, it,s a flower bud, it will quickly get bigger then split to reveal a sort of branch, which will have 2-3 or more small bunches of tiny, nondescript flowers, which will probably last a couple of weeks or so, when flowering is finished you can cut off the flowering stems to tidy the plant up, Derek.

26 May, 2012


There are a very few fan palms that die after blooming, but they are pretty rare in cultivation.

27 May, 2012

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