The Q&A Archives: Yellow Spots

Question: I recently bought a Magesty Palm from HD. Ive had it for about a week. I noticed the leaves have yellow spots on it. This is one of my 1st plants. What should I do to keep it healthy. I also have a fertilizer stick in it.

Answer: Potted palms tend to be disease free, but they can suffer from adverse growing conditions that sometimes occur in indoor environments. Your areca needs high humidity, and dislikes hot, dry air and cold drafts. Keep your palm out of direct sun that might cause scorched spots on leaves. It prefers well-drained soil that is slightly moist at all times, and temperatures between 55-75F. The yellow spots you see might be the result of a little root loss during the transport of your new palm. If it gets worse, you can trim the branch, or cut it from the trunk. Hope this helps!

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