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Emilylovesplants
Jun 8, 2020 5:05 AM CST
Hello,

I got my Kentia Palm about 2 months ago and I recently noticed that some of the lower leaves have died. Their stalks have gone yellow and the leaves are dry and brown. I thought it was because they were in a very shady place but even since I've put them in the window they are still dying. Please help me.

Many thanks,
Emily
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 10:25 AM CST
Hi Emily. Kentias respond very slowly to changes in their environment.

What direction does that window face?

How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it? About how often is that?

Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Emilylovesplants
Jun 8, 2020 3:46 PM CST
I water the plant every week and quite thoroughly. I don't know which way the window is facing but it's not overly sunny!
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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WillC
Jun 9, 2020 7:20 AM CST
Kentias Palms need protection from any direct sun falling on the fronds at any time during the day. Otherwise, as much indirect sunlight as possible.

I suggest that you probe the soil with your finger and water thoroughly only when the top 2-3 cms of soil feels dry.
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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