Help! My palm has brown spots, how can I help it?

jrasJanuary 17, 2014

My friend let me have her two palm plants, which I do not know the name of the species. She suggested that I do not water them often, so I only water them every 2 weeks. They are not looking very good, palms on the plant are turning brown, and now they have started developed raised spots nearer to the roots. I have taken some pictures. I am not a green thumb at all and would appreciate any suggestions as to what is happening and what I should be doing to take better care of these wonderful plants. Thank you!

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Hi & welcome to Gardenweb. I'm sorry to be the bearer of the bad news that this plant has scale insects. I might suggest your friend check her other plants.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 2:35PM
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A general search on GW's search box at the top for scale will turn up all kinds of info,..

Here's a start! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Found this in the palm and cycad forum

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 3:26PM
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To avoid chemicals you can remove them with an old toothbrush, but some could still be hidden away and re-populate later.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:52PM
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