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  • Answered by
    Ctsmeow on
    September 25, 2014
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    thanks for your answer

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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    September 21, 2014
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    I would guess that the soil is staying too wet. You may be watering when the surface feels dry, but the soil under the surface, down near the bottom of the pot, may still be damp. Use an electronic moisture meter, or test with a bamboo kebob skewer - when you pull it up it should feel dry. Don't water until the soil feels dry. You have made a good start by using cactus soil; next time you repot, add perlite to it, in a ratio of 1:1. And always remember, this plant is not a palm of any kind. It's more of a cactus. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/madagascar-palm/madagascar-palm-care.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    September 26, 2015
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    This could be watering issues, to much water or even to little.
    Also if the plant is started to go dormant you may see a color change.

    As long as the trunk is not soft, I would not worry to much.
    Refresh yourself with the care requirements in the link below.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/madagascar-palm/madagascar-palm-care.htm

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    kh0001 on
    July 8, 2016
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    It looks like your plant may not be getting enough water, or a combination of not enough water and sunlight that could be too bright, too direct. As long as the pot is well-drained, you should be able to water your palm whenever the surface soil is dry.

    Make sure the plant is in bright but not direct sunlight, try spritzing it lightly in the early morning or late evening and water it when the surface soil is dry. Re-pot it if the container isn't draining well.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/madagascar-palm/madagascar-palm-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    November 29, 2016
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    Madagascar palm, or Pachypodium lamerei, is quite sensitive to overwatering since it is a succulent. Underwatering can also cause brown leaf tips, but this is unlikely to be the problem, since you are clearly giving it enough water. You may need to reduce watering even more, making sure the top 6 cm or so are dry before watering.

    Other possibilities for brown leaf tips include excessive salt or fertilizer in the soil, among other problems discussed here:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    April 20, 2017
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    The most likely reason is overwatering or poor drainage in its container. Since Madagascar palm is a succulent, it needs less water than other plants and should be kept in a potting soil designed for cacti and succulents.

    Excessively high pH in the soil can also cause yellowing leaves.

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 2, 2017
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