Lutz Palm Tree Maintenance Spikes are a fast, efficient, long lasting method of fertilizing healthy palm trees. Maintenance spikes are what 95% of the palms in the Northwest need in the Spring and the Fall.
Lutz Palm Tree Maintenance Spikes contain nitrogen plus soluble Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Copper Sulfates. Their release has been slowed by the use of proprietary binders, to safely release theses vital nutrients to the feeder roots of your Palms.
Palms planted in the ground are fertilized in March and September with Maintenance Spikes.
Palms in containers are fertilized in March, June and September with Maintenance Spikes. If you missed an application, don't wait, do it now.
We sell Lutz Palm Tree Fertilizer spikes, a great and simple way to keep your palms healthy. They come 5 spikes in a pack, $10.00 per pack, including tax. Shipping is additional and available.
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Palm Tree overall height / Number of spikes to be used:
2' to 3' Tall Palms, 1 spike broken in half, placed on opposite sides, 12" out from trunk
3' to 5' Tall Palms, 2 spikes placed on opposite sides, 18" out from trunk
5' to 7' Tall Palms, 3 spikes placed equally apart, 18" out from trunk
7' to 9' Tall Palms, 4 spikes placed equally apart, 24" out from trunk
10' Tall and up Palms, 5 spikes placed equally apart, 24" out from trunk
For those Palms showing symptoms of Manganese, Magnesium or Potassium deficiencies, we suggest using one of the Lutz Spikes that have been specifically formulated to treat these deficiencies. Treatments may be made any time these deficiencies are observed.
Symptoms: Afftects the new emerging leaves, causing yellowing and necrosis between the veins and a reduction in leaf size. As deficiency becomes severe, the new leaves wither and have a "frizzled" look. If not promptly treated, deficiency can be fatal to the palm.
Treatment: Use Manganese Spikes, number of spikes needed depends on trunk height and severity of deficiency. See chart for how many are needed.
Spray the crown with anti-bacterial spray like Copper Sulfide spray once a month. Ten squirts is about right.
Normal response is from 1 to 3 months.
Apply Manganese Spikes any time the deficiency is observed.
Symptoms: Orange or brown flecks on older leaves. If the deficiency is severe enough, new shoots will eventually be affected. If untreated, the palm may die. Curing the postassium deficiency will lead to mangnesium deficiency. Because of this, you must use both Potassium Spikes and Magnesium Spikes.
Complete recovery can take a year or longer.
Apply Spikes any time the deficiency is observed.
Symptoms: Affects the older leaves, causing them to yellow at the edges while the center band stays green. In severe cases, leaflet tips also become necrotic. Magnesium deficiency can affect most species of palms.
Treatment: Use Magnesium Spikes, number of spikes needed depends on trunk height and severity of deficiency. See chart for how many are needed.
Recovery can take several months.
Apply Magnesium Spikes any time the deficiency is observed.
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