We just bought a majesty palm and keep it indoors. The leaves have started drooping/curling. There are some brown spots. It’s not sitting in water. I water it frequently as it appears that the tips are brown and brittle. I’m starting to wonder if it’s dying. But I have no idea what it needs.
It does look like it gets watered pretty frequently. That is more than likely the cause. Soil that remains too Moist for too long will cause infections such as this.
Treatment can be difficult since the palm may be sensitive to treatment.
I would recommend a fungicide. Only use it on a small area first to test it. If it responds just fine then you can begin treatment. This article will give you information on fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
I'm wondering if I need to repot? I purchased fairly recently, about 2 months ago from Costa Farms on Amazon. It almost looks like her stem isn't directly in the middle of the pot but to the side. She is currently in an 11" plater, so I'm thinking perhaps I need to go to a 15". Also I haven't given for fertilizer yet, but I read it is best to do late spring early summer, which is now. Thank You for your assistance.
If you repot, it's best to go up only one or two sizes to prevent over watering (the excess soil holds more water than needed, leading to root rot).
When repotting, you can center the stalks better. However, there may be some reaching for the light going on too. Make sure you rotate the pot so all sides of the palm get light. Be sure the pot has several drainage holes and the plant does not sit in excess water.
While your plant isn't yellowing, this article gives care tips:
Hi, I bought a majesty palm plant from a locate corner store (it was outdoors) earlier this summer and I just can't seem to do anything right. it is around 6ft tall and rather large, I repotted it with a mixed cactus soil, potting mix and perlite, the pot is 14" and a drainage hole. I am unsure about how much water to give it, it is getting brown tips but also some leaves are Turing yellow then brown. I have been watering it once a week but it has begun to get this white mold on top of the soil which is a sign of over watering and the brown tips are a sign of under watering so I am quite confused. I have already lost around 4 leaves already since I got it. It is placed in indirect light. I am not sure what l can do I am afraid that it is just going to get worst overtime and there is nothing I can do about it. If you could give me some advice id really appreciate it, I am trying my best but I am no expert.
Brown tips also can be a sign of low humidity, under or overwatering. Majesty palms are kind of tricky. You have to find the right watering between over and underwatering. They like most soil, but not waterlogged. They also need high humidity. Here is more:
I have flushed the plants as I was told too much fertilizer, they face north east. I gave them epson salts for plants, did not seem to help. Please help me. They just look terrible. What can I do to revive these plants? These are indoor plants @ City Hall. I don't have a picture @ this time as I am home & the plants are @ City Hall. I water & maintain these plants & 128 more once a week.
Unfortunately, without photos it would be near impossible to say what is wrong with them. Problems can range from improper watering, infection, nutrient deficiency or toxicity, humidity problems and many more factors, depending on the appearance and placement of the spotting.
My houseplants were in my house without heat for 3 days and the temp was freezing outside. Electric finally comes on and my plants are drooping to the floor. What can I do to revive them.
t probably wasn't cold enough inside to do real damage unless your house temperature went below 32 degrees F. Give them a drink of water and even a light application of liquid fertilizer. Leaves may turn yellow or brown and drop. But they should regrow.
I bought a beautiful healthy majesty palm that was perfectly green and full on mothers day. I placed it outside on our deck that same day. Within two weeks it looks like the palm is dying. The tips started turning yellow on ine frond when it was really hot outside. Now the tips of splitting and curling. Some are turnimf brown and amd several more have turned yellow. The temperatures here drastically change from day to day. One day it will be a beautiful sunny 75 to 80 degrees and the next day a cold rainy 65 degrees. It rained forn3 days straight ans the palm looks even worse. I have no idea how to care for this plant and bring it back to its glory.
It sounds like the soil might remain too wet. This is even more evident with the rain worsening symptoms.
At this time, I would pot it into new soil for palms, and treat with a fungicide.
This article will help:
I trimmed the rootball. I have three palms. How dobI know how much water they need? Can they be under a air vent? I have a heat pump and keep the temperature at 65 degrees all winter. Thanks for your help; great site! K
This one may actually give you a little bit of a fuss over the winter without a careful watch over! This article will help you with the, general, care of the palm, indoors: