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Questions About Areca Palm Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Palm Tree Plant

I inherited three palms (I think they are Areca variety) that have been allowed to dry out. The leaves are all stiff. Can the plants be brought back to life, and if so, what is the best method?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 12, 2011
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Asked by
GARDENDOLL on
October 5, 2011

Q. Areca Palms Are Dying of Some White Powdery Disease

My plants are dying. The roots are drying. Curry patta plant started with white powdery substance all over stems and twigs. And then I cut the entire thing; now even other plants are getting same problem and dying.

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Nikki on
October 6, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 26, 2012

Q. Branches Like Little Nuts on Palm

These branches with thousands of little yellow nuts, should I cut them off or leave them on my areca palm?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 27, 2012
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Yes, these are the fruits of the tree and you may cut them if you like.

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Asked by
karla2c on
April 26, 2016

Q. Help! What is this and how do I stop it?

I bought a Chrysalidocarpus lutescens a few years ago and it was doing fine. A few months ago, a friend who had been caring for my houseplants suggested it needed to be re-potted. I did that, but now this has happened. New “trunks” are growing in with this white stuff around the base, all new fronds then dry out and die. Older growth has been randomly turning yellow, and the plant appears to be “wilting.” I took it out of the pot to investigate — the roots appear to be fine, but the plant base isn’t, and there’s this dry white stuff in the soil. What is this and how do I fix it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 28, 2016
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Areca Palm do need repotting every few years, to refresh the soil.
They do prefer to be in a more confined pot, too large of a pot can lead to over watering and root rot.
They do not like their roots to be disturbed to the fact that you unpotted the plant twice has let to some shock.
You need to make sure you replanted the Palm at the same depth that it was growing previously.
I think that may be the reason you are seeing some strange 'white, new fronds growing' from the base.
You can correct the planting depth and make sure you are watering correctly.
The yellowing fronds can be due to too much sunlight, too much or too little water.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/areca-palm/growing-areca-palm-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 15, 2017

Q. Areca Palm House Plants

Hello, I would be so grateful if you can offer any help or advice? I have recently bought one of the above which came in a pot with holes for drainage. However, I have now purchased a slightly larger more ornate pot which has no drainage holes at all. Can this new pot be used for my plant if I lay pea gravel at the bottom and placing the original pot within and then adding compost to compensate the size? Kind regards, Andrew

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 16, 2017
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There are very specific reasons for repotting an Areca Palm, and this article will give you the reasons why as well as the "how." Hint: you'll want to remove your new Areca Palm from the original pot -- it is not needed any longer.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/areca-palm/growing-areca-palm-indoors.htm

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Asked by
sylviarogerson on
July 8, 2017

Q. Indoor plants

I have just bought an Areca plant, I am not good with plants and have tried to follow instructions. I have stood it on a table by a window which gets some sun. I am wondering if I have over watered or under watered because the tips of the leaves have turned brown. I am usually guilty of overwatering but now I am wondering if I have gone the other way!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2017
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This article will refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/areca-palm/growing-areca-palm-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Helen_Schneider on
October 4, 2017

Q. Arecaceae palms

Why do the tips turn brown on the palm leaves? Even the new leaves as they are opening up. This is the second time that I have trimmed them off over the two years that I have it. It is placed in a west window in very bright sunshine by a patio door. I water once a week being careful not to let it set in water. I have never fertilized it nor repotted it. It is about 3 feet tall. I want to so keep this plant alive as I got it when my husband died unexpected.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 5, 2017
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It is quite possible that you should fertilize with a half strength fertilizer, although some coloration is normal. This could indicate a nitrogen deficiency. Here is an article for more information on the care of this palm:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/bottle-palm/caring-for-bottle-palm-trees.htm

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