10in palm plant problems - Knowledgebase Question

Centercille, Oh
Question by aschenrj
October 18, 2009
I recently bought 2 10in palms from home depot. I have only had them about two weeks and the leaves are starting to get tiny yellow spots all over them. Some of the spots are brown but mainly yellow. The plants are starting to look unhealthy.How can I get rid of the spots?

Answer from NGA
October 18, 2009


Sounds like an insect problem. It's possible that the temperatures are warm enough to encourage eggs to hatch and as these pests feed, they leave yellow spots which then turn brown as the tissues die. A neem oil based pesticide should take care of the insects. Be sure to follow label directions.

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