Indoor Palm tree potted plants maintance - Knowledgebase Question

Torrance, Ca
Question by hooahdiva06
December 28, 2009
How do you allow new leaves on a palm tree to grow once the old ones have dried up and died, so he tree can look fresh and green with new leaves again

Answer from NGA
December 28, 2009


Some palms grow faster and produce more fronds than others so some will have more green showing during some months of the year, but all palms produce new fronds from the top of the plant. The oldest fronds, those at the bottom of the plant, naturally turn brown and can be pruned away so that only the green ones are showing. You can safely cut off any brown fronds. If you are left with only a few green fronds, your plant may be showing signs of stress - lack of sufficient light, over or under-watering, dry air from heating vents or fireplaces, or cold drafts from outdoors. If you improve the growing conditions the fronds will remain greener longer and your plant should continually produce new green fronds. Hope this answers your question.

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