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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Zone 5b)
Apr 5, 2017 1:45 PM CST
|I just bought this little palm from Home Depot (you think I would have learned my lesson by now, I think their plants are cared for in a way that makes them last just until they get in your door). I think it's an Areca Palm, or at least that's what I was going for. :)
When I got it home, I noticed the leaves were dusty or something, I was worried they had sprayed it with something, so I wiped them with a wet cloth and I think some of the leaves went directly under the water. I'm guessing this is what started the problem.
Now the leaves are brownish and wilted. It doesn't look happy. I tried watering it normally, then watering it lots, and now I'm not watering it at all. It hasn't changed during any of this.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Apr 5, 2017 2:10 PM CST
|It could be just adjusting to temperature variance, being moved from one location to another. Give it time to adjust . Just trim off the wilted leaves. Be careful with watering, less water when temps are still cooler.|
Apr 10, 2017 12:20 PM CST
|Coincidentally, I also bought an Areca palm not so long ago, and it did just the same thing as yours is doing right now. It lost quite a few leaves, even it's new growth at the time. But after adjusting it's absolutely fine and even thriving. Just don't over-water it, thorough watering once a week during spring-summer, and once every 2 weeks during dormant periods does just fine. Also it loves misting, it's a tropical plant after-all. Here's a picture of the Areca I bought last summer.
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