Questions tagged [palm]

Family *Arecaeae*, monocot flowering plants known for their tropical habit.

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Over or under watered?

Does this Chinese Fan Palm look over or under watered?
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What's wrong with my house plant? (Chamaedorea)

I should start with the fact that I know next to nothing about plants and plant care, but I'm keen to learn and keep my plants alive! I have two indoor palm type plants, one has been doing absolutely ...
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Kentia Palm browning leaves and yellowing tips

I purchased this Kentia Palm about 3 weeks ago now. I was instructed by the owner of the store to water thoroughly (wait until water comes from the drainage holes and then empty the water to prevent ...
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Are these stunted fronds on my date palm?

When my date palm was installed it had a few of these things around the edge of the trunk. Are they stunted fronds? Should I remove them? The palm itself is healthy and appears to be growing well.
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Areca palm dying

. . I bought this plant fully grown, lush green areca palm 5 months back. First 3 months it was bright green with new leaves coming, but then in the last month its leafs started turning brown rapidly, ...
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Java Palm Brown leaf

I have had a Java Palm for around 1 year. Indoor. Recently, about 1 month ago, I am observing an abnormal amount of leaves turning brown, gradually. I normally water the plant couple times a week, 1 ...
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What are these white insects on Areca palm? What should I do about them?

My first thought was mealybugs. But aren’t these too tiny to be mealybugs. I don’t see any big ones. I see them quite a lot on different leaves. What should I do about it? Is it best to throw the ...
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White spots on indoor palms

Can someone help identify the white mildewy stuff growing on my indoor palms and how to possibly get rid of them? Tried wiping them down with mild soap water, but didn't seem to help much. Thank you.
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Could date palm pollen sold as a food supplement pollinate a female plant?

I’m trying to obtain date palm pollen to pollinate a female date palm. However I have no access to a male date palm. I’ve seen bags of date palm pollen being sold online as a health supplement; would ...
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Is this a female date palm?

I think it is but not certain.
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Dark spots showing up on furniture, etc. under coco palm

We have 5 Malay coconut palms (yellow coconuts, rather than green). Under just one of them, we’re getting dark spotting on patio chairs and everything else in the vicinity. Someone said it could be ...
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Does this palm look pruned right?

I bought a Chinese Fan Palm last year which I have in a large container. The palm is growing well but the trunk doesn’t look like it has been pruned correctly. Does this look strange to you? Would ...
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Some True Date Palm Questions

I had the following date palm just installed and I have a few questions I'd love to get some expert options on: It came tied up as I expected and the place that sold me it said I should leave it tied ...
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What's causing this severe yellowing and spots on areca palm leaves?

I've got an areca palm that's around 3 years old, and until the end of summer last year it was thriving. Fed, watered and misted regularly over summer months, with watering reduced over winter months ...
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What kind of palm/plant is this?

What is this? I feel like it was named incorrectly when I bought it. Thanks
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Kentia palm gets brown/yellow spots on the leaves and has no growth

I'm a bit concerned for my kentia palm. I've had it for about a year, I've placed it fairly bright, I spray the leaves with water regularly, and water it every-time the top layer of the soil is dry (1-...
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Areca Palm just dry, or something more sinister? [duplicate]

I have a palm which I've had for 18 months or so and it's the best growing palm I've ever had. Big, frequent fronds, and quickly grew about 2 foot. Occasional browning at tips, or dry-green leaves(...
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Areca Palm - Expert Assesment Please

Earlier this afternoon I took delivery of a 170cm Areca Palm, via an online purchase from a reputable horitcultural company. It was relieved to be taken out of the box and plastic wrapper and ...
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What are these spots on my new bamboo palm?

Hi all! I’m new to gardening and want to know what’s going on with this palm I just bought from the Home Depot. There are white spots near the roots that look like fungus to me, brown spots higher up ...
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Areca Palm splaying outwards?

Looking for some advice on my Areca Palm. I've had it about 18months, and it's been growing upright quite happily. I needed to move it while I did some renovation work on my house, and since it has ...
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Fungus and splitting or rotting on palm trees

There's some fungus growing on my palm trees as well as some splitting / rot. What is going on and how do I resolve this? I am in central Florida.
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Kentia Palm problem

My leave and stalk of my Kentia Palm has few problem Please help !
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What's wrong with my indoor Areca palm with leaf blight?

I just received a small areca palm (about three feet high) in the mail that has some leaves showing signs of stress. Could someone help me identify the culprit? I'm wondering whether I could address ...
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How to straighten a leaning Ponytail Palm?

My Ponytail Palm spends the warmer months outdoors and grew substantially this year. Unfortunately it is also growing very much to the side now, presumably because it was trying to find sunlight. I’m ...
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Pindo palm seedlings, can or should I move them this small if they are growing on top of each other?

Last season my pindo palms had a lot of seeds germinate. The beds they are in are 6 to 7 feet in diameter. There are soo many that they are right on top of each other. Should I move them when they are ...
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Kentia Palm's Outer Leaves Are Browning Quickly

I have bought a kentia palm about a year ago and I live in a warm and relatively humid climate. Some of the leaf tips have gone brown here and there in the past year, but I have noticed that the outer ...
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Palm tree Queen

Why did the new middle fond of my queen palm tree drop down in a lazy position? I'm worried about them. I've got two queen palms that this issue has occurred most recently.
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Areca Palm's leaves are drying. What should I do?

I bought a small areca palm 3 months ago. I noticed some leaves are drying out and dying. The others is drying as well. My palm is indoors in the apartment's lobby. The temperature inside is around ...
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Ponytail palm Tree leaves turning brown

My Ponytail Palm has half of the leaves that are totally brown. I have cut them off but still getting more. Am I overwatering? Should I transplant to a bigger container?
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What kind of palm tree is this?

As the title says. Saw this palm tree in Florida and the wife really likes it. Just curious what type it is.
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What are these corn looking buds on my palm?

In Florida, palm in our front yard is sprouting something that looks like corn?
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Kentia palm leaves turn brown

I have bought a 7 foot Kenia Palm about 6 weeks ago and keep it indoors in spot with indirect light. The palm gets 1/2 gallon of water once a week and I added half a tablespoon of 20-20-20 all ...
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What is happening to my Areca Palm?

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 ...
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Mexican palm tree boot trimming

While I can show that trimming the boots off a mexican palm tree is done by hand*, I'm trying to think why on some only the upper half is done, another only a small section is done, while others ...
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Robellini Palm oozing Brown oil [closed]

My Robellini palm (Phoenix roebelenii) has while dots on leaves and brown oil all over leaves and the ground surrounding tree. I’ve tried to upload a picture but it’s not working
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Black spots on areca palm stem

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?
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What is the name of these palms? [closed]

I have a question about the name of those plants and I would also like to know how to care for them.
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How can you tell if a ponytail palm tree is dying?

I'm worried my ponytail palm is dying because its leaves are falling off and there's black stuff on the top. Can you tell me if and how I can save this plant?
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Palm tree droppings, sap and seeds

Our condo complex has three very large Mexican Fan Palms that are dripping sap and shedding seeds that are very sticky. Our parking lot is coated in these seeds, they get tracked in and stick to ...
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My Areca Palm is dying

I bought a 5ft areca palm about a month ago. About two weeks after I purchased it, I noticed some leaves had spots and others were turning brown. Initially I thought it was normal but more leaves seem ...
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Areca Palm pest identification

An areca palm I own has an insect infestation that I've had trouble identifying. I've been unable to locate any non-egg mature examples, only the eggs that tend to be in nooks around the plant, ...
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What is the tall plant in these photos?

I've just moved house and in our back garden is a fairly large palm tree (pictures), the problem is that I'm not sure what it is and therefore don't know how to look after it and make sure it makes it ...
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What is this plant with rosette leaf arrangement that grew beside my palm?

What is the name of this plant with small leaves? Is it bad for my palm? Should I keep it or remove it? Or can I replant it into another pot?
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What palm tree is this?

Looks to be single trunk, self cleaning. The trunk is spotted/mottled and furry. The fronds have jagged leaves. It's not a fishtail, foxtail, rhapis or a kentia(similar)... I am unsure as to the type. ...
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How do I deal with neighbors palm tree hanging over my driveway/ cars, when it seems to leak or drop a sappy substance.

My neighbors palm tree is located next to my driveway where we park our cars. For many years ,About 2 or 3 times a year the tree seems to drop a mist of sappy substance that sprays all over our cars. ...
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What is this small white pest on the leaves of my office plant called?

I'm an office worker in IT and have just enough knowledge of flora to know that these office plants are probably not healthy, but I have no clue what this is or what should be done with it. I would ...
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Yucca – brown mushy spots on the leaves

We have given our Yucca's new flower soil. Now they have mushy brown spots on the leaves. Before, they stood in the living room without direct sun. Now they are outside (sun in the day (morning 2 ...
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Should I trim the fronds on a Queen palm?

The fronds are very sturdy and bend almost to the ground. They are probably over 10ft. in length. Should I trim them? Their weight sometimes causes them to "crack" off.
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Why is my palm tree dying?

Why is my palm tree dying? I have used a special palm tree fertilizer and it didn't help it at all. The tree was already looking like this just not as bad before I used the fertilizer. I actually ...
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Is it possible to tell if a date palm is male or female by looking at its roots?

There are some gardeners in my locality who claim to know gardeners that can tell if a date palm is fruit-bearing (female) or not (male) while it is still a sapling by just looking at its roots. Is ...