Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)


Common name: Pygmy Date Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Phoenix
Species roebelenii

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/820/

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Inland S.E QLD , Australia

That is a really great pic, but what causes the multiheads and does it have any long term effects in regards to the life of the palm?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

presumably damage to the crown, either physical or infectious. Eventually the outer branches tend to lose their communication with the main one and die.

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