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I too suspect it's a Ficus. However, Ficus are known for their vigorous root system. It may develop quickly in one season and clog the drainage hole. The end result is waterlogging which may appear as overwatering. That is not the only factor to inspect. The soil looks too fine, something akin to loam or silt. As said, you will have to check the root system ...


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Standard cut worm damage. Aluminum foil wrapped around the stem ( a collar) will protect the plants. Not easy to get the worms with insecticide as they live in the soil and occasionally come out to eat stems. BT should get them, except they may destroy a plant before the BT kills them. I would use BT anyway with collars.


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This is a young Rhapis Palm. It an excellent long lived palm as it tolerates the lower light levels of interior locations. To keep the plant at it's best provide bright filtered light and do not overwater. This plant is unlikely to flower or set seed until it's mature which should take many years. Keys for identification are: fibrous brown sheaths around ...


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