Problems with new palm.. Suggestions?
sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 30 03:29:41 EST 1999
Your palm is a Howeia fosteriana, or commonly, a Kentia Palm. It's been a
popular indoor palm for years because of it's tolerance for the low light
conditions that are common in interior decor situations.
This is a SHADE plant. It will tolerate almost no direct sun, as I guess
you've found out...
Bright northern exposure, or inside NEAR the solarium will help a lot. I
looked at your photos carefully, and I didn't see a sign of pests. Do, as
Steve J. said, watch for mites.
Your palm will recover from the sunblast faster if you mist it regularly,
and the mist also discourages spider mites.
Hope this helps.
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