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Zurich, Switzerland
quietjuan
Jun 12, 2020 1:05 PM CST
Hi, brown spots have started showing near the roots of my Areca palm. Does anyone know what they might be?

I water it once a week (0.5l, 17oz), it's been in the same pot and soil for 5 years, since I bought it from Ikea. I haven't done anything to the soil and I haven't moved it around, it's right next to a window and it's recently gotten warmer here in Switzerland.

Thank you
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oneeyeluke
Jun 12, 2020 11:47 PM CST
Areca palms spotted appearance on the stems are the norm with an older palm! You have nothing to worry about, and you have done a good job taking care of it. Super job with watering, thanks for sharing.
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Zurich, Switzerland
quietjuan
Jun 13, 2020 3:40 AM CST
I'm so glad to read that the palm is fine, thanks Luke. :)
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BrownThumbArnie
Jun 13, 2020 7:08 AM CST
I also bought Areca from Ikea and it does not look as good and is 'balding'. Do you use any fertilizers?
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WillC
Jun 13, 2020 9:57 AM CST
@BrownThumbArnie - Welcome! Fertilizer is not medicine and should only be used with healthy plants that are growing vigorously. Please post a photo of your Areca that also shows its pot so we can better diagnose it and help you correct the problem.
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Zurich, Switzerland
quietjuan
Jun 15, 2020 2:15 AM CST
BrownThumbArnie said:I also bought Areca from Ikea and it does not look as good and is 'balding'. Do you use any fertilizers?


No fertilizers, just unfiltered water + kept it indoors and close to a window:
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