I bought a bangalow palm about 3 months ago. I keep it in my room which stays fairly humid and I keep it by the window which is facing north-west (I live in South Australia). I have recently potted it into a decently sized pot to make room for growth through 2022. Since I got the palm I have had a few smaller leaves dry up and die, I have been told this is natural for the smaller leaves to die off after time, is this true? I have not cut them off yet as I have also read that the palm should be allowed to do that natrually. The main issue that I am having now is brown spotting on some of the top leaves, it started off with a little bit but now there is a fair amount. When potting I added a layer of large rocks to the bottom with smaller rocks layered on top, I then filled the pot with premium potting mix (richgro seaweed premium potting mix) I also mixed in a bit of cow manure soil as I ran out of the premium potting mix. I water once a week usually by bringing it into the shower and watering it, then letting it dry for the rest of the day. Before watering i make sure that it is no longer moist on the top by sticking my finger into the topsoil. I have not used fertiliser on the palm yet. Please ask if you need any more information about the palm, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Note: The photos were taken outside after repotting.
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Can anyone please identify this plant? Is it a palm? It’s located in north Texas.
I bought Kentia palm in 22cm pot (the photo in a box). I repotted the Kentia into 33cm pot as the original pot was broken.
I haven't touch much the root and kept the surrounding old soil. Only put new soil around it.
I used Plant mix (Kings House Plant Mix - 10l | Compost and Mixes | Kings) about 8 litre.
It has been only one day since repotting.
I am a bit scared if I used too big pot. It seems like more pale and yellowish leaves with wet top soil.
How long should I wait to see if the top soil and deep soil dry?
Should I leave it outside (under the sun with roof) to dry or bring the plant inside? I will use indoor 43cm cache-pot.
And why some leaves are wide and crumpled?
Should I take the small dry branch at the bottom off? why is it dry? (When I bought this Kentia, this dry leave were there)
Thanks to help this complete beginner.
Hi there, I own a Kentia palm (2 stems actually) which I found in a bin a few years ago and is growing back well.
I want to ask you guys for advice about the position they are currently growing, which is a bit inconvenient to place in my house.
As you can see from the images they are kind of V shape positioned so the foliages are spreading horizontally more then vertically. I know that Kentia are particularly sensible about repotting and messing with roots in general so my questions are: Do you think it possible to split and reposition them in a more vertical manner? If possible, can you advise me how to deal with the roots and the process? If it is not a feasible option could you suggest me a technique to "direct" the stems? Thank you very much in advance for your help,
I got my kentia palm 2 months ago. I have been watering it once a week. Recently I fell down and I added some more soil and watered it but this time the soil got soggy. And after one week it is still very wet and soggy.
If it's a situation of over watering, help me with the solutions.