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Q.Kentia Palm

Anonymous added on March 8, 2011 | Answered

My Kentia palm has thick shoots that are not opening into fronds and a couple of fronds are stunted with scrunched up fronds.  Do you know what I am doing wrong, and what can I do to correct it?

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Answered on March 14, 2011
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Answered on January 8, 2016

Can someone at Gardening Know How help me? it is not letting me post my Kentia Palm question so here it is:

I got a Kentia Palm about two and a half months ago from Home Depot. It is about 6 feet tall and came in a 5 gallon bucket which it is still in. Every since I have had it, all of the smaller outer leaves have been slowly turning brown and drying up. I water it as soon as the soil gets dry, and it is in the middle of a room that has a bunch of windows but it is not in direct sunshine. How much water does it need? (oz's) Does it need any direct sunlight? Because it is so tall, the very top leaves are barely grazed by the air from the heating vent, but that doesn't seem to be significant enough to effect it in this way. All the browning leaves are at the bottom of the plant.
The leaves are not browning from the tips, but more so overall just slowly turning brown-green then to completely brown. Attached are a couple of pictures. PLEASE HELP! I got this as a very special birthday present, it is a center piece in my living room, and I love this plant very much and want to have it healthy for a long time!

Thank you very much :)

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