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.
I have made a post a while ago regarding worries that plague me about my Kentia palm. The lower branches started drying up and died earlier this year, which, to my relief, many of you viewed as normal plant behavior.
However, now the more "healthy looking" spears are replicating this behavior. This time, they start drying up at the tip - I've read somewhere that this is a sign of overwatering. But I always make sure to leave enough time (around 10 days) in the watering cycle.
Also, the spears are starting to become "too heavy" for the soil and the whole plant is drooping. Not sure if I am overreacting here. But as you will see in the pictures, the roots of the plant are starting to "come out" or at least weaken?
Please can you help me find a solution or let me know if I am overreacting :(?
plant newbie here who got this beautiful Kentia Howea gifted to my birthday. The gardener advised to water every 10 days with 700ml of water, which I closely followed. Over time, I noticed a that the leaves were drying out, so I increased the rate of watering after consulting with my neighbor (who is also well-versed in plantcare).
This went on for 1 month until I left my apartment over the Christmas break. When I returned 1 week later, I noticed that some of the palms had started drying out - they lose their color, turn yellow/grey and crisp. Some of the leaves also develop spots. I tried googling for overwatering symptoms or root rot, but to no avail. When inspecting the roots, the palm seems fine. Couldn't spot any spider mites or other insects either.
I also made sure to water at a more careful pace now and add fertilizer to my water (not sure if this helps). In terms of location, I have moved her around - closer to the window, where she is currently placed, and further out in the corner with less light. Didn't seem to do much of a difference.
Does anyone of you happen to know what might be going on? It has spread to all the lower palms (i.e. the ones closer to the soil) but now a large palm is affected and I'm really worried it might spread further.
I appreciate any insights.
Hey guys! I thought it would be cool to start a thread of grow light setups as well as just people's cool/creative indoor palm arrangements. I've installed a number of different grow lights in my place and wanted to share with you guys as well as just get a thread of pictures and discussion about what has/hasn't worked for us. I always love seeing what people do with their indoor space!
Here's a list of the grow lights I've used: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1UAJP4JW5RVS8?ref_=wl_share The 75W Bozily ones are the most effective as far as par value, those are the main ones that I use everywhere. The other ones are less powerful but add a really nice ambiance, the green of the palms against the purple of the spectrum lights hits really nice.
Excited to see what other people have done, cheers guys!