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British Columbia
emjayyy
May 6, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Hi!
About ten months ago I bought this palm tree from a hardware store. In hindsight, it probably wasn't the best idea. (I live in a chilly Canadian town where we get 8 or so months of winter).
When I first got it, it was doing extremely well. All the fronds were green and growing, And it was putting out a new leaf/frond every month or so. Then it just kind of stopped. I don't think it has root rot, the fronds aren't turning any colours and it's been not growing for months. I'm pretty much clueless as to why it's not growing, so any help would be greatly appreciated (:
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Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
CPPgardener
May 6, 2020 12:41 PM CST
Welcome! em

You have a Majesty Palm, probably the worst palm for indoor growing Sad .
It wants to be in a very warm, very bright, very humid, and fairly wet environment— not exactly British Columbia Rolling my eyes. .
Try to give it conditions as close to those as you can but don't be surprised if it gradually goes downhill.
It really should be illegal to sell them as houseplants— they really hate it. I suppose they make good "event" greenery but they never do well long term. If you can find and afford a Kentish palm they do Much better as houseplants.

Sorry for the bad news Sighing!
“That which is, is.That which happens, happens.” Douglas Adams
British Columbia
emjayyy
May 6, 2020 1:31 PM CST
CPPgardener said: Welcome! em

You have a Majesty Palm, probably the worst palm for indoor growing Sad .
It wants to be in a very warm, very bright, very humid, and fairly wet environment— not exactly British Columbia Rolling my eyes. .
Try to give it conditions as close to those as you can but don't be surprised if it gradually goes downhill.
It really should be illegal to sell them as houseplants— they really hate it. I suppose they make good "event" greenery but they never do well long term. If you can find and afford a Kentish palm they do Much better as houseplants.

Sorry for the bad news Sighing!

No problem, thanks for answering! I knew buying it that it definitely wouldn't be thriving, but I thought it would have a better chance of surviving inside my house instead of outside the store. I also have a uv light that I can set up so it can get more sun, do you think I should set it up? I know it doesn't have much of a chance but I'm going to try :/

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