Palm Leaves Colour - Knowledgebase Question

Collinsville, Il
Question by tonyandbob26
October 7, 2009
Hi again.
Hopefully, the last on the Majesty Palms.
If the leaves are of a light green to yellow, what does that indicate? Is that over watering or underwatering?
Thanks, again. Bob

Answer from NGA
October 7, 2009


Yellowing or off color leaves can indicate overwatering but it might also indicate a need for nitrogen. Or - just to complicate things - the older leaves can turn yellowish before they die off. So if the leaves in question are the outer, older ones, it could be normal. Watch the new growth. If it is of normal color, your plant is fine and is just getting ready to shed the oldest foliage. Hope this information helps!

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