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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it normal for palm trees to drip a brown gummy sap?

Our apartment in Tenerife has palm trees surrounding it and these trees are continuously dripping a brown gummy substance, we presume from their leaves, onto our tiled floor. We are informed that ...
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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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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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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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When does a queen palm need trimming?

Recently moved into a new house which has a couple of Queen Palms and have never had to take care of palms before. Questions: Do these palms need trimming? If so, how much trimming do they need and do ...
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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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Kentia palm care indoors?

Kentia Palms brought in winters from a shop in Western Europe. Outdoor temperature 1-2 °C, interior 23 °C and 40% humidity. I notice leaves turning brown and some at the bottom going yellow. Any idea?
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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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Cat Palm drooping/dying?

My cat palm seems to be dropping quite a bit. Is this normal? Is it meant to droop so much? I also see some brown on the roots. I’m very new to indoor plants hence asking because I don’t want it to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Majesty palm has 3 out of 7 leaves brown. 4th one becoming very brown as well also with yellow?

Help! My majesty palm now has 3 brown leaves (out of 7 total) over the span of a week or so. The 4th frond is now becoming mostly brown, though has yellow. I move it to partial sunlight 5' from a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My Areca Palm is browning

I've had this plant for the last five months and since then I had problems with insects in the begining and right after I got over that the plant is having another problem I can't identify. Can anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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Kentia Palm problem

My leave and stalk of my Kentia Palm has few problem Please help !
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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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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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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 ...