Ask a Question forum: Kentia palm stump

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Name: Stephen Cowley
Jun 5, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Hi all. I've had a Kentia palm for 6 years. Over the last year, fronds started turning brown and leaves drying out. I've never moved it from its location and only water sparingly and occasionally. I decided to repot it with fresh compost. When I did, the main trunk just fell off. I am now left with a clean root ball in fresh compost but no fronds whatsoever. I have left the crowns just above the soil and placed the pot back in it's original position. My question is: is this all in vain or will my Kentia grow new fronds?
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Name: Hetty
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Jun 5, 2016 5:51 AM CST
Welcome! scowley. Sorry to say Palms will not regrow once the crown is gone.
Name: Stephen Cowley
Jun 12, 2016 5:48 AM CST
Thank you Dutchlady1. That is what I feared. So sad, will have to get a new one and treat it better.

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