We have a nice Kentia Palm within the office.
The plant is watered regularly as per the guidance. It also gets occasional misting.
Unfortunately I recently noticed the plant started drying out and one of the stems is now completely dry/dead. I tried to gently pull it and notice there were loads of tiny bugs running underneath it (probably red spider mites).
I sprayed the plant as well as the soil and around the dead stem with bug clear ultra.
I was wondering what would be the next best steps:
I would like to remove the dead stem but I worry that it has connected roots with the other stems? How are the Kentia palms normally structured? If it has connected roots would it be safe just to remove the dried parts?
What would be the best way of removing the dry stem?
Would spraying the soil with bug clear ultra be enough to kill bugs living within the soil?