What is happening to my Areca Palm? Here are two pictures. The right one is of my Areca Palm before I bought it from the shop and the left image is how it looks now.

After I brought it to my home it started to wither and the leaves turned brown and then black. Then I removed the dead leaves

Did I overwater it? Does it want more light? Can I save it?

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maybe the poor light in my room

  • Do you remove excess water from the black container?
    – Alina
    Commented Apr 7, 2018 at 22:31
  • Do not water the plant daily, constantly wet soil leads to virus fungus bacteria
    – kevinskio
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 14:38

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The usual problems are too much water, not enough light and possibly spider mites.

  • move the plant closer to direct light
  • let the top inch of soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Do not let the plant sit in water
  • check the underside of the leaves for what looks like grains of salt. If any are seen these are spider mites. Details on treatment can be found here
  • I water it once every week but It began to die then I water it from day to day now I buy a meter maybe it will help me to know why this palm is dying the meter give me PH /Light/Moist levels i.sstatic.net/fnFdr.jpg I see spider web?
    – Sona
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 12:12

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