Houseplants forum: New parlor palm

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Name: Lauren
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
PharmD
Aug 8, 2017 7:43 PM CST
I am still new to the community but not new to the love of plants! Hurray!

Today, I picked up a little Neanthe bella (aka parlor palm) and noticed that is had some brown tips. I am wondering if I can cut the brown off the leaves?
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Any suggestion or tips for care of this little guy would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!

Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Aug 8, 2017 8:59 PM CST
Yes, you can copy the line of the leaves making it pointed, or if that is too fussy, just snip off the brown tips. It won't hurt it, and it will look even cuter.

Welcome! Hope you love it here.
Laurie
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Aug 9, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Just be sure to trim to right where the brown meets the green or it'll heal, leaving a brown line anyway.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Aug 9, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Parlor Palms like bright but indirect sunlight in a location where the direct rays of the sun do not fall on the leaves. When kept indoors, it tends to be a slow grower and doesn't get real big. That means it will not need repotting very often. Allow the top half inch of soil to dry before watering thoroughly. Fertilize sparingly, if at all. Palms are very prone to spider mites, so be alert for them. If discovered treat promptly by inverting the plant and swirling the leaves and stems around in a sink filled with soapy water.

Trimming discolored leaves never harms the plant, but it can make it look nicer.
Will Creed
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 11, 2017 12:28 PM CST
They do grow slowly. This pot has 4 trees that I've had for about 25 yrs.
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Name: Lauren
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
PharmD
Aug 16, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Thank you everyone for your tips!

@purpleinopp: that is gorgeous!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 17, 2017 2:59 PM CST
TYVM! Mine looked just like yours when I got it, about the same size with about 10 tiny little individuals.
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