After a close inspection, I’ve noticed some of my indoor palms are looking a little pale. My Cyrtostachys renda which was looking really good indoors until recently had started sporting these yellow splotches.
I know I had a spider mite outbreak recently so I assumed it was down to that. When I look closer though, I am not so convinced spider mites are the only issue I’m facing here.
Could this yellowing coupled with some brown tips be a fungal issue?
It’s been getting slightly warmer here in Melbourne, so I thought I would take the opportunity and give some of my indoor palms a shower.
It’s been a pretty hectic year and I haven’t been as vigilant as I could have been. Unfortunately my C. Renda looks like it’s been a snack for some kind of pest over winter. I gave it a really good spray with the hose so I’m hoping that bumped most the pests off. I’ll try and do this more regularly now that it’s warmer.
I repotted my Licuala ramsayi earlier this year, it was in some very dry soil mix and when I took it out of the pot, all the media just fell away from the roots. I tried to pack in as much soil around the roots as possible but I think many of the roots weren’t able to get enough water. I lost most the leaves but it’s slowly growing back in which I’m so happy about.
The Burretiokentia was given to me by a friend nursery owner. It had been on a steady decline since it got to them (probably the shock of coming into our temperate climate.) I am hoping it’s going to start showing some signs of bouncing back now it’s getting warmer… or at least until I move to Cairns in 4weeks!
I keep these tropical palms indoors in a heated room, they have large west facing frosted windows and my C. Renda usually sits in a small tray of water.
Please feel free to share comments or experiences of your own on this :-)
Been growing my favorite palm (C. Renda) indoors. I love seeing them put on new growth and how the new roots start to take on a red color as well.
Ok. So I mentioned in another thread I tested positive for Covid, so I've got some time off of work and I've got a few projects.
@DoomsDave sent me a bunch of C. Radicalis seeds. The last time I tried to do anything with seeds, I was a kid trying to grow illegal substances. Didn't work. Let's hope this goes better.
Also going to split up my 3 clumps of C. Elegans and plop them into these 3" pots and give most of them to my staff at work. I'm gonna keep the biggest ones for myself because I'm a jerk.
Also gonna try a semi hydro experiment with this Majesty. Bought a pot that doesn't drain and a bunch of LECA. From what I've read on here, it should be pretty basic - water a lot and add diluted liquid fertilizer, and I'm hoping it adds enough weight to the plant because this thing blows over every time the wind blows.
Also going to dose my L. Ramsayi and C. Macrocarpa with some Superthrive because they're still struggling to acclimate.
Maybe after that I'll teach myself how to put images in-line in a post vs just posting attachments
I recently picked up a cluster (20-25) of howea seedlings and separated them into numerous small pots and decided to take a shot at growing them in leca.
I wanted to try out a few different semi-hydro pot/container styles since it's my first time growing these in leca and I wanted to see if some things work better than others. In the picture from left to right we have:
-Lechuza deltini mini filled with lechuza pon and topped with leca
-White ceramic 4" pot with leca in plastic liner
-White ceramic 3" pot with leca in plastic liner
-4" terra cotta pot with leca submerged in marble water reservoir
-Clear 500ml beaker with pure leca, no plastic liner
If anyone has any tips/advice for growing palms in leca (when/what to feed them..) I'm all ears, I'm pretty new to it all. I'll keep the thread updated on their progress, thanks guys!