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Asked by
Madison.sg on
September 20, 2016
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Q. Is something wrong with my parlor plant?

I just got this parlor palm about a week ago. Has a weird brown ball growing and brown tips on the stems and the leaves. Wondering if this is normal or what I should do to fix it? Thanks!

Answered by
Alisma on
September 21, 2016
Certified Expert
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This article will help you with the brown leaf tips:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

I am not sure what the brown ball is. I don't know of any diseases that could cause that in a parlor palm. It could be an insect egg case or some sort of gall:

https://entomologytoday.org/2015/06/11/galls-insects-behind-the-weird-growths-on-plants/

In any case, the brown ball and the stem it's attached to should be pruned off. Clean the clippers you use with a mild bleach solution (like 10% bleach) afterwards just in case there is a disease present.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 4, 2018

Q. parlor palm

It says you can plant other plants with it,what kind of plant or flower will work with?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 5, 2018
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You could plant a Pothos, Philodendron or Ivy at the base of the plant.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 10, 2018

Q. parlor palm indoors

my parlor palm is about 35 years old and has been somewhat neglected. it has lost so many of its fronds that it now looks top heavy and sparse. is there anything I can do to make it look better? can it be replanted deeper to take up the empty space on the trunk? please help I’m thinking of throwing it out and I don’t do that often. I really love my plants so I try to do everything possible to restart them or what ever it takes. this happens to be one of the few house plants I don’t know much about. thank you for your help

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 10, 2018
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You shouldn't have to re-pot the plant, as these tend to have fragile root systems. They are prone to breaking off. You may clean up any dead growth, or branches that rub up against each other. I wouldn't make too many cuts though. It is a slow grower, and even longer to recover.

Here is an article on the care of it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/parlor-palm/parlor-palm-houseplants.htm

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