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Old 08-11-2009, 11:15 PM
Location: South Jersey
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My windmill palm its 4-5 ft. with a 1 ft. trunk. I recieved it about 2 weeks ago in the mail and it looked good. i planted it in the ground. A couple days went by and I noticed the palm tips fell ( not stiff ). Not all of them but enough to notice. I reside on the water so storms bring heavy winds. Sunday a storm came through. Today the palms just looked like they were melting. Droopy not fully opened. Tips browning. Everything about the plant looks good besides the palms leaves. Will the leaves stiffen back? Is tap water OK to use on them ? The leaves look like they are folded, like into a tight V. Help Please.....
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:12 PM
Location: Ireland
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Hi, make sure your palm is in well drained soil,and not siting in water,also windmill palms like a shiltered spot,meaning they hate strong winds,it will take maybe a year or two for your palm to settle in,then it will grow fast.yes tap water is fine,
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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I have a windmill palm. It has been in the ground nearly 3 years. The fronds are all bending in the middle. How can I get them to stiffen up and be straight?
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Don't like full, blazing sun, esp when freshly transplanted...
and, as mentioned, not a wind fan.

By 'mail'? Hmmm. No where to buy it locally, even in south Jersey?
GL, mD
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