Tips For Caring for your Canary Palm Tree
Correct Canary Island Date Palm care plays an important role in ensuring your tree reaches its full potential and grows to about 40 to 60 feet in height, as well as spreading between 20 to 25 feet.
The tree is most suitably grown in subtropical and tropical climates, where the minimum temperatures remain warmer than 25⁰ F. The palm tree thrives on average daytime temperature of between 60⁰ and 85⁰ F, as well as high humidity.
Canary Island Date Palm care should be viewed and administered as a long term process.
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6 Steps For Caring for your Canary Island Date Palm:
First Step: Spread a 3 inch layer of mulch around the tree’s root area. The bark mulch helps to keep the weeds away while retaining the moisture of the soil.
Second Step: Water the date palm daily, for a 2- week period after planting. For palms grown in containers, water the tree using warm water. Gradually reduce the watering over the first 2 months, to twice every week. After the first 2 months, water the date palm deeply 2 or 3 times every week in order to get the soil around the roots soaked. This is important during the tree’s growing period to complement rainfall. Meanwhile, during winter, you can reduce watering to just one or two times each month.
Third Step: Feed the Canary Island Date palm tree once in spring, once in summer and once in the early days of fall. Administer a slow release fertilizer specifically formulated for palm trees that contains magnesium and other elements when the palm tree is growing. Be sure to closely follow the application instructions contained on the label. For indoor palm trees, feed them with water-soluble palm tree fertilizer, once every week during summer and spring.
Fourth Step: If you are growing your Canary palm tree indoors, be sure to mist the tree 3 or 4 times every week using lime-free warm water. Keep the humidity levels high by ensuring that the tree pot is seated on a drainage dish containing pebbles and water.
Fifth Step: Cut off dead and brown fronds. Then prune away dead and older fronds about 3 to 6 inches away from the tree trunk.
Sixth Step: Ongoing Canary Island Date Palm care involves keeping a close eye out for and treating common diseases that can affect the health of the tree, such as fusarium wilt, leaf spot, ganoderma fungus and lethal yellowing.