Hi there, I'm new to this forum and have read a lot of previous posts about certain palms not being a good as indoor houseplants. I must admit that I was one of those unsuspecting folk at Lowe's and brought home two palms. I wish I had saw this forum before that (I did research and some articles seemed to suggest it was do-able). My goal now is to try and be as good of a plant parent that I can to take care of them.
I have two questions on the palms I have:
1 - Spindle Leaf Palm
2 - Majesty Palm (I know, I'm sorry!!!! 😓)
1 - Spindle Leaf Palm
I have a very large and beautiful spindle leaf palm that was destined for my south facing covered patio. It has been inside for most of the last two weeks Two as I read that it needed to acclimatize to the light. Near the end of the first week until now, I have noticed the tips are turning yellow, crispy and warped/wavy. Some of the fronds are starting to droop as well!
I'd like to do what I can to keep the plant healthy and happy. It also has a spear in the middle right now. I have left it in the nursery pot and original soil and placed it into a large outdoor decor pot. I watered it for the first time earlier this week as it was dry halfway there and very faintly damp at the bottom (used a chopstick). Do we know what the issue may be and how to rectify it before it gets worse?
2 - Majesty Palm
Similar to the spindle leaf palm, the ends and tips are turning yellow and crispy. Also started about a week after they arrived. I noticed that they also have black tips, and when I wipe the black with a damp towel that the black comes off almost like a sticky tar. The leaves are also starting to twist and there is also drooping.
Water wise, I also watered it earlier this week allowing it to be moist throughout. And misting every 3 days or so.
The Majesty is in front of a south facing window that gets afternoon direct light and morning indirect light. I can move it out to the balcony if it needs more sunlight, and have a nice sunny spot for it (but am afraid of burning).
Finally, I know they are prone to spider mites and pests, and I have noticed some of these clear pocket bulbs on the back of the fronds. This one had black inside when I squished it after removing it from the leaf. I have removed 2-3 so far.
Any tips to keep this healthy for as long as possible, that would be helpful. Hoping to give them a good run until they inevitably may succumb to suboptimal conditions overall ☹ Thank you!!!!