Questions tagged [palm]

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

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Areca Palm bottom watering question

I have read over-watering can be a problem however i haven't been able to find much of any info on bottom watering. I bottom water and things seem to be going just fine but I'm in search of a how-to ...
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What is causing white patches on the underside of my bamboo palm?

I have a bamboo palm, which when i first bought was infested with mealy bugs. Over a period of two months I have regularly used rubbing alcohol to reduced the infestation as much as possible. And now ...
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The new leaves of my ponytail palm are cracking at the base, why and how do I fix it?

You can see my ponytail palm in the first picture. I have begin to notice that the new leaves after reaching a certain length start to crack near the base, (picture 2). In picture 3 you can see how ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I was pulling weeds and noticed the trunk of this palm tree in my backyard has a lot of moss on it. A google search described lichen but I’m not sure it looks the same as what the images of lichen on ...
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Is my Areca palm dying? How to save it?

I was gifted this areca palm about 8 months ago. It was fine for the first 3-4 months. After that it has started yellowing, the fronds are not straight as well. Earlier I used to water it about once ...
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Rot on queen palm, safe?

I have two small children so I’m concerned this tree may be unsafe. It’s about 35 feet tall, and the “rot” has been getting larger. It began as a discoloration/texture and has turned into a canker ...
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Kentia Palm drooping, browning, and tiny black spots

We got a Kentia Palm about 5 months ago, and it was doing pretty well. We had it in a room with reasonably bright indirect light. And, we thought we were watering it appropriately only when the top ...
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Newly Transplanted Palm with Fungus Issue

Hello all. I had 2 palms put in June 9th 2020. Both of them were hurricane cut. The healthy one, not picutred here, still had a couple of fronds and looks great. The other - these photos - has ...
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Why is my Cat palm drooping?

My cat palm is dropping and I don’t know why, I did have mites but I cleaned it off and have continued to care for it. I have followed all the advice given on it. How long can it take to recover from ...
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What is this dark brown liquid my cat palm is producing?

Today I have noticed that one of my cat palms is producing a dark brown liquid on its stem. It is a female palm, which is producing seeds right now and all the leaves are green and healthy. Since I ...
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small brown bumps on majesty palm leaves

I am home visiting my parents and they have had a majesty palm for few years. It's never really thrived as we live in Canada and are not gardening experts. Besides its yellowing, it also has small ...
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Hopeless with my Areca palms

I've had my two Areca palms for over a year now and must tell you, taking care of them is very difficult but worth it! I've been recieving advise from internet and garden cennters but right now I ...
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What are these white granules at the leaf-ends of my gold fruit palm?

I have had a gold fruit palm in my apartment for over a year now, and it has always been happy and healthy. Recently I have begun fertilising it once a week or so with a (German) liquid palm ...
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Unhappy Brighamia Insignis, how do I help it?

I recently bought a Brighamia insignis, also known as a Hawaiian palm or cabbage on a stick and I’m worried it’s going to die given it’s rapidly deteriorating condition. If anyone is able to help I ...
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why newly brought acera plam is turning yellow and corner of leaf is becoming wilt?

I brought acera plam three days back and placed it indoor near window, by which the plant gets sunlight after 1 pm. When i brought the plant the soil was just watered so I thought watering after a ...
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What are these brown dot on my palm stems

Hi my palm has developed these small brown spots on the stem any ideas what it is? The edges of the fronds are also browning /turning yellow Thanks
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Pest on Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)

Today I discovered a pest on my Ponytail Palm. I noticed that it has been getting dry leaves and losing them since 2 weeks ago. I hope someone can help me to identify the pest and a possible ...
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Is this palm tree at risk of falling over?

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/1LM43Ox It looks like it has grown around its container. Does anything need to be done about this? It is pretty close to the house. Thanks.
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Stems of my areca palm are gone brown and no new stems are coming out of it. How can i save my plant?

I keep it indoor in semi bright space and water in after 2-3 days.
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Can I bring my palm tree/plant back to life?

All of the leaves are dead, but the stems (and I assume the roots) are still intact. What can I do (if there's anything at all) to revive my plant baby?
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Grey stem on Butterfly Palm

I'm a new plant mum and my butterfly palm doesn't seem to be too happy! I've got a grey growth on one of the main stems and it appears at the roots too - any advice what to do? I don't over water it (...
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My palm is dying. What am I doing wrong?

I recently moved my palm (Dracaena?) from a corner inside house, to a corner on my balcony. I live in a tropical country, where it is warm and humid all year. The plant did not look too happy so I ...
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What is this disease on my Christmas Palm, and how do I treat it?

I bought this Christmas Palm 10 weeks ago, and it was healthy and full, with no signs of disease. I'm in Ft. Lauderdale, zone 10. I placed the palm on my sometimes windy, south-facing balcony. I ...
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Need help in saving Areca Palm

This is my 4th areca palm and if it doesn't survive then I guess we don't have good relationship however I would still give my level best to keep it alive like I do for so many other plants. This ...
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Can this areca palm be saved and if so how would I do it?

Is my areca palm completely dead or can I save it somehow? All the leaves are dry and either brown or faded green, and the stems have black spots. Please refer to the photograph.
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Why are the leaves of my areca palm (indoor) turning yellow? HELP!

Dear all since last week I noticed that entire leaves of my areca palm are turning yellow? In addition to the previous problem I have been having of the yellow and brown tips. I have the plant next to ...
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What is this palm?

There is a palm for sale. The seller haven't specified what sort of palm is that. I suppose this could be: Either an Areca palm, which requires bright indirect light and should be kept moist at all ...
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Brown tips and dying leaves on Kentia Palm house plant

I have a Kentia Palm for probably 1.5 years now. Over the last 6 months it's deteriorated a bit, showing brown and dead leaves. It's in a living room away from direct light (but still get indirect ...
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Palm Tree -Stuff Under Leaves

I have been growing a Majesty Palm I got from Home Depot for almost half a year now. I recently noticed that under the leaves are these small, long, thin white/brown things that seem to be on the ...
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Palm plant wilting/drooping (pics added)

UPDATE: Found some white dots that are extremely tiny. Not sure if they are scale or mineral deposit from water. The palm plant has also closed all of its leaves. My palm plant was doing great and ...
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Should I re-pot this Ponytail Palm or wait more?

This ponytail palm is root-bound for years (3-5 years) and it is still growing. Not sure if this requires re-potting or I should let the plant grow in this same pot? It's a 12" pot. Never fertilized....
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Does anyone know what type of palm tree is this?

I have this palm, not sure what its name is but it's rather big and I want to know how to trim it a bit. Should I cut off a whole leaflet? Would that kill it? How big will it grow to be?
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What houseplant is this?

I'm unsure what variety of plant this is. It's currently about 30cm tall and the most identifiable feature on it are the small hairy coconut like seeds where the shoots sprout from.
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Help: New Kentia Palm with Leaves Yellowing/Browning from Leaf Tips

(for some reason it won't upload my pictures, so I will try to add later today; or or look at this link because I was able to post the photos on this site: https://garden.org/thread/view/119484/New-...
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Indoor Cat Palm looks very sad/dying. Please help!

Got this Cat Palm about 3 weeks ago and in the last week it has started to look very unhappy with yellowing of the fronds to now looking a bit brown-black just dying off. It is in our workspace so ...
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My palm plant is dead can I revive it?

My plant was growing well in summer but suddenly it started losing leaves and now as you can see in the picture has no leaves anymore. I changed the soil, changed the watering pattern but none helped ...
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Is this Areca Palm or bamboo palm?

Location Delhi. Care instructions?
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How large can areca palm grow?

I've been researching to buy plants for my rooftop. We live in the Caribbean, so the plants will receive at least 6 hours of direct sun. The heat is also unbearable. With that said, I saw an ad where ...
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Kentia turning yellow

I have a kentia palm which after transplanting is starting to die... One of the oldest leaves completely turned yellow and another one looks like going into the same direction. The still-green one ...
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What's wrong with my ponytail palm

my neighbor moved across the country and gave me this palm along with a few other plants and starts. I really know absolutely nothing about them the condition that They are in now are the condition ...
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Is a Windmill palm with some green at the base, but no green fronds, alive?

Last spring (1.5 years ago) we planted 3 Windmill palms. We live in SW PA, so we knew it was up in the air as to whether they'd survive here. The first winter we winterized them by tieing the fronds ...
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Help! Areca Palm with dry leaves

Photos I'm pretty new to growing plants and this is the first plant that i care about. I did bought this plant about a month ago and it was delivered as it is in the photos. I've been watering it two ...
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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.