In addition to causing significant damage to the rest of the tree, freezing temperatures can ruin palm fronds, turning the tips yellow and brown. Potted palm leaves turning yellow!! A. If your plant is dry – you can stick your finger into the soil to check it – try to get it on a regular watering schedule. Like many types of palm trees, Parlor Palms are self-cleaning, meaning the old fronds naturally turn completely brown and drop from the plant without assistance. 10 days ago I planted a windmill palm in my yard and since then almost all the fronds have yellowed and many have brown discoloration on the tips. Potential Cause: Inadequate Moisture It's grown quite a bit since it was brought, and the leaves have always been plentiful and a healthy looking green. Why are the leaves turning yellow and falling off? Iron Deficiency. However, you can snip off the end of leaves if the tips are discolored, dead or suffering problems. If you’re keeping your palm tree beside a drafty window, don’t be surprised if the leaves turn yellow. In many cases, if the tree survives, the damage will last into the next growing season, with new leaves also displaying yellowed tips. Identifying which leaves turn yellow first and how the yellowing starts provides clues to common deficiencies 1 such as these: Nitrogen deficiency shows up as a general yellowing. Dirt likes to stick to the long leaves, which makes the natural processes of photosynthesis impossible. As it progresses, yellowing moves outward, eventually reaching young leaves, too. In severe cases, frond tips may yellow and the whole palm may be stunted. Right before the leaves fall off the plant, they will turn yellow. The most obvious one is not enough light or too much dust. one has already died completely now another one is yellowing. Greetings everyone! A sago palm could have yellow leaves due to low light, overwatering or lack of fertilizer, particularly of nitrogen. 7 years ago. slowly parts of her fronds have been dying. Older, inner leaves turn yellow first. Palm trees do not tolerate cold weather or frost. This palm can adapt to a bit of lower light. i bought a cat palm about a month ago. Cat Palm Leaves Turning Yellow. However, if the light is too dark the growth will slow down and eventually, all the plant’s energy will go to new producing new leaves letting the lowest and oldest leaves yellow and wither away. ashratnam. There are many reasons why the leaves of an indoor palm might be turning yellow. they start browning on the tips, then turn yellow. Messages: 36 Likes Received: 0 Location: Vancouver, BC. Other signs that your plant is not getting enough water are leaves that are curling inward, drooping down, … Answered by Alisma on April 20, 2017 Certified Expert . 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