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Kentia palm brown/yellow leaves

Hi all,

I’ve just bought a Kentia palm - it’s been fine for a month or so but the lower leaves have started to turn first yellow and now brown. Have attached pictures. 

Its by a window that gets morning direct sunlight. Could that be it? 

Or drainage problems? It’s in a modern pot with a little shelf for drainage though...

Hope you can help, really would rather it didn’t die!



  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,011
    Your Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) looks pretty good to me ; they're tolerant and trouble free normally . They're also fairly thirsty plants and respond to periodic feeding .
    I think the yellowing leaves are simply older ones being discarded ; this is the norm for most palms .

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