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Indoor palm is stunted

writtlegirl@ asks:


I would like to know what is wrong with my palm. I inherited it from my mother-in-law to be and it was in excellent condition when first received. However over the years in my care it has gradually shown that it seems to be stunted despite repotting and fertilising. It's not growing any new fronds but the fronds that were developing are now remaining closed and are starting to brown at the tips. The older, mature leaves have gone entirely brown - spotted dark brown in places even. The main trunk has thinned at the base and is brown too. I keep it in my bathroom which is quite a humid area but I thought this would be perfect for a palm. I don't over water it. Is there anything I can do to help it recover and start growing again? Many thanks


Does your pot have good drainage? Sounds like there is a root issue, from your description sounds like the plants roots are sitting in water. Many species of palm are native to more arid climates and do not require high humidity, hard to tell from the photo what species of palm you have.

How is the light in the bathroom?


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