Areca Palm Trees

Why Areca palm leaf edges are curved inside?

Zone 560087 | Naveetha added on April 28, 2019 | Answered

Areca palm leaves edges are curved inside. This is 2.5ft longer and planted in a large pot. I kept it near west facing window. The branches which is facing the window are curved inside. Is this because of sunlight? Is my Areca is dying?

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Answered on April 29, 2019

No, it is not likely the light. unless it remains in direct light for long periods, and even then there is a bigger problem.

It looks like you are using heavy clay soil. This will be the cause of the issues, and could kill the tree eventually. It will be best to use a mix of potting soil and compost with a little sand added. This will be light and airy which will allow the roots of the tree to breathe.

For more information on the care of this palm, read this article:

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