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May 3, 2020 10:35 AM CST
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Name: Jen
Atlantic Canada
I set my palm outside today to get some sun and I noticed the dirt left on its tray looked odd. It looks like pellets almost.. the dirt on top doesn't look like that. Any suggestions on what may be causing this and is there reason to be concerned?

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May 3, 2020 1:07 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I don't think there is a problem with the soil, but there may be when you take your plants outside. Outdoor sun is up to 100 times more intense than indoor sun. Plants that have been indoors for a long time will burn up outside unless they are kept in deep outdoor shade. Make sure temps are also warm.
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May 3, 2020 8:33 PM CST
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I was automatically thinking millipede poop until I zoomed in. Looks like poop, but I'm not sure from what. I doubt it's a concern though. Smiling
May 6, 2020 5:50 AM CST
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Name: Jen
Atlantic Canada
Thank you to both! Something I've never seen before.. and it's from my majesty palm soil, which is a plant that gives me constant issues, so I was thinking it was just something else wrong, ha!

When it does go outside I make sure it's above 15 (or 60ish) and it sits where it usually does on my covered porch.

Thanks again!
May 6, 2020 7:50 AM CST
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You're not crazy, I have seen something like this too. It was a very fine granular kind of material left in the tray. I have not solved the mystery. But I think I found really tiny ants one time, smaller than even common 'sugar ants' that come into kitchens.
Plant it and they will come.
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