Help with parlour palm

Christelle86December 21, 2011

I bought this palm a while ago. It`s making a lot of new leaves but the leaves all have white spots on them. I had it in a sement pot, but replanted it today.... I cant understand what the spots are. Its like the leave are losing its colour and one of the new leaves came out almost white. Please help I really don`t want to kill it, its a beautiful plant!

I tried posting a picture but I`m doing something wrong.

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Christelle86, the white spots on the leaves could be a symptom of spider-mites. However the emergent white leaf can indicate a genetic condition. Have a look at this site.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 5:30AM
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pH induced nutrient deficiencies

Symptoms - High medium pH can induce deficiencies of manganese and iron may cause interveinal chlorosis of young foliage. As deficiencies become more severe, necrotic spots will appear within the chlorotic tissue.

Control - Maintaining soil pH below 7 will improve the availability of iron and manganese and slow the leaching of magnesium. Application of the appropriate nutrient will correct a problem, but palm response tends to be slow. Foliar sprays will hasten color improvement compared to soil application, but use low rates of application rates to avoid phytotoxicity from the sprayed materials.

I think this is my problem. Will give it some epsom salts. Thank you very much for your help!

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 12:21AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Please post pictures. Without them you'll receive only guesses.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 1:28PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

..... agree. Taking a SWAG at what might be the problem and then acting on it, especially when the grower approaches the problem with the thought in mind that it must be a singular nutrient at issue that needs correcting, more often leads to disappointment or even more severe limitations than to improvement. It's a good possibility that through additional dialog and photos a probable cause or two can be isolated and some remedial direction given.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 2:05PM
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