Answer: Generally they grow 10 - 24 inches per year. The brown/yellow tips may have developed if the soil became too dry or soggy. If the roots are bulging out of the top of the soil and have completely filled the pot, it may have stopped growing because it's potbound. Palms dislike disturbance and should only be repotted when it's absolutely necessary. If you do repot, be sure to settle the potting mix well around the roots by firming it with your hand. Palms also do well with regular feeding. Fish emulsion is an option -- this liquid concentrate is made from fish byproducts, and usually comes in a deodorized form. You can use any houseplant food labeled for use on foliage plants. Just be sure to mix and apply it as directed on the label. I hope this helps!
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