Ask a Question forum→Spindle Leaf Palm - how to care for it, and yellow wavy tips!

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Toronto, Canada
mmmstar
Jun 7, 2020 3:49 PM CST
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!!!!



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oneeyeluke
Jun 8, 2020 1:37 AM CST
The Spindle Leaf Palm does best in full sun but can tolerate a little lower lighting. The plant doesn't like hot temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoors it requires consistent moisture but a well-draining planting medium to prevent sogginess.

Your Majesty Palm will thrive indoors if it receives about 4-6 hours of bright, indirect light per day. Avoid extended contact to direct sunlight, as it will scorch the leaves.

Water both plants 1 or 2 times per week if needed, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, but never let the soils become completely dry.
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Toronto, Canada
mmmstar
Jun 8, 2020 6:37 AM CST
oneeyeluke said:The Spindle Leaf Palm does best in full sun but can tolerate a little lower lighting. The plant doesn't like hot temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoors it requires consistent moisture but a well-draining planting medium to prevent sogginess.

Your Majesty Palm will thrive indoors if it receives about 4-6 hours of bright, indirect light per day. Avoid extended contact to direct sunlight, as it will scorch the leaves.

Water both plants 1 or 2 times per week if needed, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, but never let the soils become completely dry.


Thanks for the tips! I will need to keep up with the watering so that it doesn't completely dry out!

Do you know why the tips of the spindle leaf may be wavy and yellow? And why the leaves are drooping?

Thanks!

Best,
Michelle


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