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May 11, 2020 4:20 PM CST
Lake Alfred, Florida
Cactus and Succulents
I took this over from my mother because I thought I could save it. The trunk looks brown & dry & some leaves are white or brown. How can I save it
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May 12, 2020 10:08 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Please post a photo of the entire plant and its pot.
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May 12, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Lake Alfred, Florida
Cactus and Succulents
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May 12, 2020 3:26 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
I don't see a problem. It is normal for lower stems to have dry, brown sheathes. Some brown leaf tips are also common.

Chamadorea Palms are favored hosts of spider mites so check carefully for them.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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May 12, 2020 3:42 PM CST
Lake Alfred, Florida
Cactus and Succulents
@willc should I leave the brown & white tipped leaves on?
What is the best soil for this plant
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May 12, 2020 3:45 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
You can trim the tips off to make it look better.

No soil. It is potted correctly and repotting it or replacing the soil would be a mistake.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
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