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Indoor Palm Tree Tips for Leaves That Are Turning Brown

Palms include both tropical and subtropical plants and when grown indoors, bring a sense of the tropics and an exotic feel to your property. Palms grown indoors require appropriate attention to thrive and create the large fan or feathered leaves, according to species. When caring for indoor hands, the plant needs the correct quantity of light, fertilizer, water and right temperature to prevent leaf troubles, like brown leaves.

Importance of Room Temperature

Indoor hands need warm temperatures. The ideal temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and approximately 60 F also. The exception to this is that plants aren’t actively growing, in winter. In winter, the plants can withstand cooler temperature of 55 to 60 F. Palms that are kept too trendy reveal signs of cold injury, including brownish-red areas on the leaves. To avoid chilling injury, keep plants in a room with a temperature over 45 F and away from drafty areas, like near air-conditioning units, windows and doors.

Avoid Too Much Direct Sunlight

Indoor hands can suffer from too much or too little light. Symptoms of too much direct sunlight include gray or brown-colored scorched leaves and leaves that shrivel and die. Most indoor hands need natural bright light annually, so if you set the palm near an east-facing or south-facing window with filtered light, it should get enough natural light.

Know How to Water Properly

Proper watering is important to the health of an indoor palm. If a plant does not get enough water, it can suffer from dried leaves and brown leaf tips and margins. Palms need to be kept moist, but you should never let them dry out or sit in water. You can allow the soil of this palm to dry out slightly beneath the surface between waterings during active development and allow the soil to become dry out a bit deeper between waterings in sunlight. When you do water, pour water until it comes from the drainage tray and then empty the tray instantly.

Avoid Too Much Fertilizer

Too much fertilizer can damage indoor hands and, such as improper watering, can cause brown leaf tips and margins. When fertilizer builds the soil is allowed to dry out, then it can cause leaf burn. Palms need a slow-release or diluted liquid fertilizer, but only when plant is actively growing. The active growth stage for hands is in late winter through early autumn. If you are not certain about how much fertilizer to use, it is best to under-feed compared to over-feed the plant.

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