Majestic Palm - Knowledgebase Question

Boston, Ma
Question by curlyamor
April 7, 2009
I bougth a Majesty Palm tree and some of the leaf are turning brown and black and I don't know what to do, does it need a special light or what.

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2009


Overwatering is the usual cause for brown leaves. Generally speaking, all palms will respond to the following care: Average warmth, minimum 50F degrees in the winter. Winter nighttime temperatures should not exceed 60F. Palms should be kept out of direct sunshine; most thrive in low light conditions. Palms need fast draining soil and like slightly moist conditions in the winter; water liberally in the spring and summer. Mist the leaves in the winter if the humidity in the house is low. Avoid drafts. Repot only when the plant is thoroughly pot-bound; palms don't like to be disturbed. When you do repot, compact the soil around the rootball. Enjoy your majestic new palm!

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