Houseplant Problems
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Why is my houseplant is dying?

Zone Beggs,74421 | Julies plants added on March 5, 2016 | Answered

I just bought this plant, and it was root bound. So I potted it in a much bigger pot with potting soil. It called for high sunlight, so I put it in front of a window. Now it's turning yellow and brown. How can I fix this?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on March 5, 2016

    Aera Palms do prefer to be more root bound. They should only need to be repotted every 3 years or so.
    When you do repot, make sure you only choose a pot 1 or 2" inches larger then the previous pot.
    To large of a pot can lead to overwatering and root rot.
    The yellowing leaves most likely are indicating a watering issue. Too much or too little.

    It's not to late to make adjustments to the pot. If the plant was in an 8" pot, choose a 10" pot and use a good quality, well draining soil.

    Make sure your placing the plant in a bright but indirect light location.
    Direct sunlight can burn the plant.

    Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/areca-palm/growing-areca-palm-indoors.htm

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