Two years ago Xmas I got a pack of Mexican Blue Fan seeds.
I struggled to hatch three good ones that I nursed in pots until they
went in the ground one year later---big mistake: hottest summer
on record/worst drought.
OK, so giant grasshoppers ate two down to the nubbins overnight.
I went to the beach for a week and with out my water the last one
burned up with about a dozen other varieties nearby.
I'm attaching my before/after pictures. I dug one up to confirm that
it was gone and not eaten underneath or something. I got a lot of
root and stuck it in a Ball jar full of water. Nothing for a whole month.
Then I got impatient and cut it back to the heart.
Like a banana tree it instantly sprouted a protruding middle section.
Then I put a little palm fertilizer in the water and green growth emerged.
The "after" pic is after another month inside; it is actually growing.
What does anyone think will be the prognosis for 1)this hydroponic palm,
and 2) all the other ones that are in the ground and look 1000% burned up?
Does anyone think they'll come back? I left them in the ground, mulched them,
and water the spots occasionally.
I saw nothing at all before I chopped it back. Maybe I should wait until it cools
down and trim some in the ground? Today is the first day in memory it is only
90 and everyone is in long sleeves.