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Camberley
WelshIvy
Jun 7, 2020 5:13 AM CST
Hi, my cat palm tree has yellowing and brown spots on all of the stems but it's still growing. What do I do please about the bacteria and fungus on the stems? It's at the bottom so I cant prune them! I can't find the answer anywhere on the net.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 7, 2020 8:40 AM CST
That is normal stem coloration on your Palm. It is not a bacterial or fungal infection as the internet so often misleads folks into thinking. Your Cat Palm is fine! Thumbs up
Will Creed
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Camberley
WelshIvy
Jun 7, 2020 10:35 AM CST
Oh, I wonder why they mislead on the net! Thanks very much. There's many shtivled brown ends, do I just prune these? I've cut a few but the leaves just look odd
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 8:01 AM CST
Results fund on the internet don't intentionally mislead. Most leaf spot symptoms are generic with many possible causes, including bacterial and fungal infections that are a problem in greenhouses. The user is left to decide on their own if the spots they see seem to match the symptoms on their own plants.

Check carefully for spider mites as Palms are favorite hosts of spider mites. Trim off damaged fronds so that they look better, like a manicure!
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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