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Why are my palm leaves getting shredded?

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Why are my palm leaves getting shredded?

Attached are  photographs  of  my palm tree. It will be observed that the leaves  are getting all shredded - it looks like 

" long noodles" -  "thin white  fibres".   What could be the reason.?


Could someone advise me  how to go about  the problem.




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Hi @nfds,


That's a Washingtonia robusta or the Mexican fan palm. It has large fan-like fronds with remnant threads of foliage that appear like 'cotton' hanging from between frond segments. It is a distinctive trait of this plant and nothing to worry about.


I'll include an image below of another Mexican fan palm to illustrate.


Please let me know if you have further questions.




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