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Palm House Plant Leaves Browning.. HELP!

Heather heatherineverett at aol.com
Fri Sep 7 12:30:47 EST 2001

I can say this much:  When I bought it, it was in an semi-outdoor
greenhouse.  The thing is, Almost 70% of the leaves were yellowing,
but not much brown on the tips really.  I figured this was due to so
much direct (semi direct) sunlight from the greenhouse.  It was mostly
a flower/shrub greenhouse and they didn't seem to care much about this
poor little palm.

The container it came in, like so many plants, was extremely small and
remarkably low in soil.  It just seemed to be a plastic container of
roots and then some dirt just for the hell of it.  I think i may have
planted it slightly deeper in the new pot, but just because there
wasn't much dirt to start with!  I wish I had more information, but it
just came with a tag that said 'misc. houseplant'.

I posted some more information on the type I think it is earlier today
in the thread.

Thanks so much,


heatherinnh at aol.com

how <hodec at my-deja.com> wrote in message news:<3B981C08.56A89DEE at my-deja.com>...
> Heather wrote:

> Hi,
> Where was this palm grown? If it was grown in higher light than it has
> now it could take about 18 months to acclimate. Tip browning can be
> caused from over or under watering and from fertilizer burn among other
> reasons. At least stop adding fetilizer each time you water, the soil
> you used has enough fertilizer (although the wrong type) to last for a
> couple of months.
> Did you re-pot at the same level it was before?
> Could you describe the plant at all? Some 'palms' turn out not to be
> palms. ;)

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