hawian palm tree

hi I have been given a hawian palm tree which is about a foot in height but its slowly dying can anyone give me some advice on what to do before it is to late. thankyouimage

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,281

    Barbara, I would treat it like any houseplant:  Never overwater - if the compost feels at all damp, do not water it until it feels very dry.  Keep away from central heating if possible - most houseplants hate it.  In the Winter, keep it on a South-facing windowsill, in the Summer move it to to somewhere more shaded.  Don't forget to feed it - use baby bio etc diluted to the rate recommended on the bottle.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Do you know what type of palm it is - or post a pic?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,281

    Blairs, I'm assuming it's Brighamia insignis as those are commonly sold in GCs etc.:

    http://www.spaldingbulb.co.uk/product/hawaiian-palm/

    Perhaps Barbara can confirm?

     

     

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • So it is a succulent and not a palm (Brighamia Insignis). I would treat as a cacti and barely water all winter and keep at a south facing window.

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