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Yellow and pale looking leaves on my Cyrtostachys renda

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Dimimelbourne

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? 

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Dimimelbourne

Any suggestions?

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Rickybobby

What’s your watering schedule like?

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Dimimelbourne

I always keep it in a very shallow tray of water as these are semi aquatic. I only water it maybe once a week or whenever the shallow tray gets completely dry. I’ve done it like this for a long time and it’s never had any issues until recently. 

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Rickybobby

From my experience keeping that palm indoors in semi aquatic will still rot the roots. Lack of air movement. Lack of heat and sunshine all together could be the issue. Have a root inspection and see what’s up. Palms in pots usually stay pretty wet on the bottom anyway so once that oxygen is consumed out of that water the roots suffer and die 

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Dimimelbourne

I may have to ditch the water tray.  Just crazy how it’s always done so well until now. I have been home a lot less so I possibly missed something in regards to air flow or temperature at some stage. Thanks for your suggestion.

 

 

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