Questions tagged [palm]

Family Arecaeae, monocot flowering plants known for their tropical habit. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating or identifying plams.

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Can box hedging under palm trees be affected by the palms?

I've got 6 box bushes, 4 under palm trees and 2 not. The 4 that are under the palms are badly affected by something, like dust, but the 2 that aren't are fine. Could the palm trees be dropping ...
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Black/Brown spots on Palm fronds

My pygmy date palm has been having these brown/black spots on the outer most stalks, they are slightly sunken in/indented to the touch. The fronds on these stalks have yellow/brown tips. The newest ...
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Help to keep plants watered without overwatering and prevent burning the leaves?

I have a Majesty Palm and a Monsterra I am trying to grow so I followed the instructions on the tag to water once a week. But I live in a dry environment so by end of the week, both had yellowing of ...
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Areca Palm Leaf Disintegrating-Help

Can anyone help me understand what is causing the leaf to disintegrate. I repotted and checked for insects/bugs too. Thank you!
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22 year old indoor palm - dying or dead?

Can this tree be revived? I see hope in a new green frond at the top but it has looked like this for two months now. I think my husband traumatized the trunk when we moved it from one room to ...
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What are these black spots on my areca palm and what's causing the White patches where these dots are?

My areca palm seems to have this problem across most of its leaves to some degree. I showed the picture to the garden centre but they thought it looked like aphids so I got pyrethrum for it. Doesn't ...
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How can I revive my cat palm (chamadorea cataractarum)?

Any advice would be appreciated. Should I relocate it somewhere that receives more light?
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Parlour Palm Browning Leaves

I have had this parlor palm for several years, and it has been in this pot for at least 3 years. I fertilize occasionally every 1-2 months. It usually loses a lower leaf every now and then, which is ...
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Cat palm is yellow and drooping

I got this cat palm about 3 weeks ago and it’s been going down hill. I have a soil thermometer and only water when the soil is on the dry side by touch or the thermometer. I water it from the bottom. ...
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What is this orange? pus growing on my Palm Tree?

What is this orange pus growing on my Palm Tree? We have two palm trees that are side by side, 1 is infected with this pus and the other is not. Is this a fungus? If so, which kind. Can I cure this ...
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New plant came with a stowaway palm, how do I tease them apart?

I bought a strelitzia nicolai and it came with a surprise stowaway palm growing in the pot. I'm not one to complain, but I think I should tease them apart before they grow to suffocate each other. I ...
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House plant with no name

Just received thus beautiful plant. Can anyone help with identification and care?
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Cocos nucifera (coconut palm): Brown leaves. Why?

I bought a coconut plant 4 days ago. It was kind of healthy when I bought it. But today I noticed that the leaves are brown and it seems something is wrong with it. I have watered it once yesterday (...
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Yellowish dots and rotted stems on my palm

Can anyone tell what is wrong with my palm tree. The whole centre of new growth is destroyed, the stems are mould and have collapsed and the leaves have yellowish spots.
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Newly Delivered Indoor Areca Palm Browning, Withering, Yellowing, Dying Leaves

I received an Areca Palm from Bloomscape about two weeks ago. It doesn't seem to be doing too well. I've cut off around 15 fronds at the base that have withered, yellowed, browned, and died. I've been ...
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Palm leaves turning brown

I have two indoor palm plants plant 1 : I water it adequately and keep it inside room with adequate bright light not direct sunlight, but the leaves are turning yellow and some places I see rusting ...
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Cat Palm in the early stages of death?

I’m worried about my cat palm. I got it maybe 6 weeks ago. I repotted it within a few days and seemed to be ok. Its growing new fronds but I noticed a couple of leaves at the bottom went a bit yellow ...
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Parlour palm has gone pale and tips are brown

My parlour palm was nice and green for a few weeks but its leaves have recently turned pale and some of the tips have gone brown. Some of the leaves also seem to be curling. Some of the stalks and ...
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When to give up on a palm

I have cold hardy palms (Trachycarpus fortuneii), and some of them were affected by the winter cold we had in February this year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We had a lot of snow and a full week ...
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Areca Palm help! Thanks!

Anyone know what could be wrong with my areca palm? I water it when the top soil starts to feel dry so it shouldnt be getting too much water. I also mist it everyday and it is in a room with a south ...
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Cat Palm! Please help

Please help! I don't know what to do to make my Cat Palm start doing better. I've tried everything that I can think of. I only use distilled water. At first the tips started to turn brown. And then ...
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Wanting to find out if these palm trees are alive or they dead and what are they

Are they pygmy palms and are they alive or they dead?
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Areca palm browning leaves

This areca palm has seen better days - all the leaves keep drying out, even the one that came out 2 months ago is all brown now. I think it needs moisture. I mist it every few days and water once a ...
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Indoor (London) Phoenix Robelini- Date-palm

I have an issue with my indoor Palm. I've had it for about 6 years and it's always been super happy in the same position. My issue that new fronds have appeared but are not opening after a number of ...
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Will my Kentia Palm die?

I have two Kentia palms that I’ve had for a couple months now, and they’ve been doing really well with a lot of new growth - until yesterday when I noticed these brown, and crispy leaves at the bottom ...
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Kentia Palm Dying! Sooty Mold? Root Rot?

I've tried searching but I can't find any similar cases to mine. I'm a plant newbie so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. My Kentia Palm (bought about 2 years ago from IKEA) is really ...
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How can I save my dying cat palm?

I bought my cat palm in July and it lived outside until the weather turned cold. It’s been indoors for a couple of months now and I fear that I over watered it once and it caused multiple leaves to ...
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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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Areca palm growth stunted after repotting it in a larger pot since last 6 months

I repotted Areca palm in a large pot 6 months ago. During repotting some small roots were damaged. However, since then the growth of my Areca palm has stunted. I applied compost, liquid chemical ...
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Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
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My Cat Palm is yellowing then browning :(( help!

I purchased this cat palm about a month ago from someone in town. They had cats and dogs and felt the palm was getting a lot of rowdiness from the the pets, so they gifted it to me. We named him “...
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My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves

My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves. I have checked the roots and they look fine. I then applied neem oil but this didn't seem to stop the spreading of the plant. The base of the plant looks ...
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Areca palm silver leaves and dying

my lovely Areca palm is not very happy. It has silver patches on its leaves and is drying out and dying. There is no sign of bugs just silver on the leaves that does not wipe off. Any idea what it is ...
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Problem with indoor palm in UK

Hello fellow palm owners I have a Phoenix Robelini that I’ve had for about 6 years, grown indoors( summer spells outside) and has always been in the same spot and been a happy palm. There have been ...
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Is it possible to apply grafting on date palm?

We have some date palm but with low quality dates.The idea may seem impossible due to the morphology of these "trees" but ,by analogy with other species, could date palm be grafted by other ...
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Why is my Coconut Palm getting brown spots?

I was just spraying a bit my Coconut Palm with water (repotted 2 weeks ago) when I noticed those little brown spots on some of the leaves. They don't seem exactly the same as the 'overwatering' ones, ...
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Indoor Cat Palm Browning/Yellowing

I got my first indoor cat palm about 3 months ago. At first it seemed to be doing ok, but it started rapidly browning at the tips, and then entire leaves would yellow. There was another very helpful ...
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White patches with black dots on leaves of Areca Palm

I have a small Areca Palm and today I noticed these small white patches appearing on the leaves, the patch is on the top and bottom side of the leaf, it almost looks like it's dried out? Whatever it ...
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Kentia Palm brown leaves

enter image description hereI’ve read a few previous Kentia Palm questions but unfortunately I’m still confused as to what is happening with my plant. I bought it about 3months ago from Harris Farm (...
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Help! Kentia palm is sad :(

https://imgur.com/a/bRCIHPo [EDIT] More pictures requested of the underside of leaves: https://imgur.com/a/OOmzIKL We're having troubles with our Kentia palm after a month in its new home. It has all ...
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What plant is this? How do I take care of it?

I recently came across this plant, can anyone tell me what is it called and how do I take care of it. Before I received it, it was placed in a very dimply lit room with no direct or indirect sunlight. ...
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Will foxtail palm grow in pot in unbearable heat and sun?

We live in the Caribbean and we're thinking of adding a potted foxtail palm tree to our uncovered rooftop. The issue is that it's always hot here year-round. Right now, the temperature can be 90-100 ...
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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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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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