Neanthe bell a palm - slow growing, or is there something wrong?
Okay, so I have a "parlor palm", I think, that is about half a foot tall. It had a ton of shoots, but I think most of them died...not a good sign...
Anyway, the three remaining ones with developed leaves (a lot more have a tiny bit of "new" leaf) have been trapped in the vortex of time for two years now. NOTHING happens. The old "new" leaves don't change, any brown spots on the leaves don't change...it just sits there, like a sad fake plant that has to be watered.
When I got it, I immediately transplanted with soil from my yard, which is apparently alkaline...whoops. That was probably why they died. Now I water with some orchid food every so often so the ph might lower...is this not a good thing to do? I've been told that the fertilizer would burn the roots, but that was after it stopped visibly dying.
Now it gets bright light, the direct light is blocked by some other nearby plants. The pot is terra cotta.
Thanks in advance!