The Q&A Archives: Majesty palm leaves are turning yellow!

Question: I've had this majesty palm house plant for 3 weeks and now the leaves are turning yellow. I now just moved it away from the heater vent and am making sure I water twice per week. Is it not getting enough sunlight? What else should I do?

Answer: I suspect your Majesty palm is responding to the changes in temperature, light levels and humidity indoors which are usually vastly different than it would experience outdoors. In time it should adjust. The usual reasons for browning of palm leaves are dry air, underwatering, cold air, or excessive minerals in the water. Try misting the leaves to increase humidity around the plant, keeping the soil moist, and keeping the plant out of drafts. You may want to use bottled rather than tap water if you know your water is very hard. Bright, indirect light should be fine for your palm. Hope your plant recovers soon!

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