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Q.Are Areca Palms Suposed To Drop Their Branches

Zone 34134 | Anonymous added on July 18, 2023 | Answered

hi, are dropping branches from a areca palm part of their growing? thanks

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Answered on July 20, 2023

I did some research and didn't find anything that said they drop their branches, so I would check its growing conditions with these below.


Make sure you aren't overwatering. They need moist but not saturated soil. They also are prone to root rot, which could result from overwatering. Also be sure it isn't being overfertilized. It needs bright, but indirect light.

If you think it is overwatered, you can replace the soil and repot it in a clean container. If you use the same container, clean it with a 1:10 bleach and water solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water).

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