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How often should I water my palm plant?

Also, it gets brown on the tips of the leaves sometimes. Can you tell me what causes this?
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2011  |  428 Views
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Water when the top of the soil is dry. Browning of the tips can be caused by a number of factors: chlorine in the water, dry air, salt buildup in the soil from fertilizer, overwatering, letting it get too dry. I would suspect chlorine in the water first. Try letting the water sit for a few days so the chlorine dissipates or try using rain water. If it is very dry where the plant is located, move the plant to a location where it is more humid, or increase the humidity. Also, dry hot or cold air blowing on the plant could cause the problem.

 

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