mini palm care - Knowledgebase Question

fairfax, Vi
Question by rohini_m_200
March 7, 2010
In summer, bought a mini palm from home depot. over hte winter leaves have turned dry and crisp. not brown. will it survive if i transplant it in fresh soil.i dont want it to die.

Answer from NGA
March 7, 2010


Dry indoor air is almost always the cause of crispy leaves. Repotting won't help but increasing the moisture around your plant will. Try setting it on a gravel filled tray in which you keep a little water. As the water evaporates it will increase humidity around your palm. The good news is that when it begins to grow faster this spring and summer the dry, crispy fronds can be pruned away and the healthy new ones will take over. Good luck with your plant!

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