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Asked by
Madison.sg on
September 20, 2016

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
A.

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
Certified Expert
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You could plant a Pothos, Philodendron or Ivy at the base of the plant.

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