I have black spots all over the stems of my Areca palm. I did have fungus in the soil, but I changed the soil and now everything seems good there. Can this come from the fungus that I had? enter image description here

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The seller of my areca palm says it is black fungus and it won't kill the areca palm. However, it is spreading all over the stems. Here is photo. I cleaned some off already with damp cotton ball.yellowing stems with black fungus spots on areca palm.


These are a fungus/virus/bacteria living inside the plant and are very common with areca palms. They are not a problem and no action is required. More details can be found in my answer here

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