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!
This article will help you with the brown leaf tips:
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:
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.
It says you can plant other plants with it,what kind of plant or flower will work with?
You could plant a Pothos, Philodendron or Ivy at the base of the plant.
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
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
repot it? I don't know how to send pictures.
Without knowing seeing pictures OR without a detailed description of the plant size, size of the container that it is in, the type of soil, or all other details it will be very difficult to tell you whether it needs to be repotted or not.
Please include as much information as possible, and I will be more than glad to help.
In the meantime, this article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/parlor-palm/parlor-palm-houseplants.htm
My indoor Cataract Palm stems are starting to bend/break. I brought it home about a month ago and have been careful not to over/under water. It lives in a room that gets a more than moderate amount of indirect sunlight. The issue seems to be getting worse as other stems are doing the same thing. What could be causing this issue?
It will help to see photos of the soil, as this is a classic symptom of overwatering, or the start of a wilt disease.
Make sure that it dries out pretty thoroughly down to 3 inches or so before watering again if there are drainage holes. If there are no holes in the container to let extra water out, then you will want to wait even longer between waterings.
This article will help you with the care of this and all other palms in this genus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/mimosa/growing-silk-trees.htm
My parlor palm is about 4-5 yrs old and last spring/summer it produced flowers. This year it put out even more flowers and on one flower stalk there is one little green ball that I assume is a seed (?) Can this be germinated and planted to start a new plant? I wasn't sure if the tiny yellow 'flowers' were the seeds or if this green ball is a seed. Any help/suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
We have just the article to outline this process: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/parlor-palm/planting-parlor-palm-seeds.htm
It gets little bead-like things on them I’m growing them under my pergola in pots.
Those are the flowers. This is the natural process and will not harm anything to leave it, or cut it. This will be up to you. This article will give you tips on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/parlor-palm/parlor-palm-houseplants.htm