Lucky bamboo is pretty much the easiest houseplant to grow-just sink the stems into a small vase and fill with water! I have a bamboo palm and the leaves are drying out at the ends and turning brown. Suddenly a lot of leaves are going brown at the edges and some are yellowing completely. Another name for this tropical plant is the bamboo palm due to the look of both the stems and leaves. The fluoride added to your water supply can cause the tips of your bamboo leaves to turn brown, though this can also be an indication that the air or soil is too dry for your plants. Can anybody shed any light on how to correct this or what I am doing wrong? Tiny yellow flowers are borne in erect, simple or branched panicles, 15-30cm long, from spring to … Chamaedorea elegans or Parlour palm is slender-stemmed palm with a terminal tuft of pinnate, rich green leaves, to 60cm long, comprising 21-40 linear to lance-shaped leaflets. As a palm tree leaf reaches the end of its natural life it turns brown, beginning at the tip and continuing until the leaf completely browns and drops off. It also makes a fantastic houseplant. Don't call professional pruners yet when you see the tips of your palm trees turn brown. Maintain your palm’s fullness by turning the container 1/4 turn every week to allow light to penetrate evenly. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) Feed every four months with a high quality palm tree fertilizer. Tip. Change your water and don’t fertilize for a couple of months. All of the Areca Palms that I have had, the tips did turn brown eventually. Leaf tips look pale in color and green leaves fall off an over-watered Bamboo Palm. Areca palms have a growth rate of between 6” to 10” a year. Brown tips are usually not a watering issue, but instead are caused by cold drafts, or the air being too dry. Bamboo Palm. If you suspect that the houseplant is diseased, however, avoid potential contamination of your compost and discard the leaf tips in the trash. Its particular requirements mean that brown tips are common on this palm species. Over fertilizing causes brown spots to form on the tips of the fronds. This palm is extremely popular as a houseplant, and it can also be grown outdoors in USDA zones 10 through 12. New growth and leaf tips turn brown when a bamboo palm is under-watered. I've been feeding weekly with Growmore and watering it daily when it hasn't rained. ★ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jacobsplumerias ★ FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/jacobsplumerias #Plumeria #Frangipani #Gardening Look at the light - if it’s low light, try moving the plant to another spot with more light. Flowers are followed by pea-sized red berries that turn black when fully ripen. Typically, brown tips mean that your tree is under stress, but it can still recuperate. The areca is known as a cane type palm because of the bamboo cane looking stems once it's matured. The browning tips of the palm are normal. Tips on your Dracaena could be browning for a number of reasons, but don’t worry! Your Bamboo Palm is perfect for an office where a lot of natural light isn’t typically common. I really can't afford to lose my bamboo and I also need it for privacy in my garden. Let’s investigate and get to the bottom of this. With its exceptional shade tolerance, this rugged palm is perfect in a bright window, and can even do well in north-facing light. One main area to beware of with this palm is that you should only prune off dead branches. Important note about plant availability. Fluoride should not be a problem since you are using distilled water. Do not use water that has passed through a softener because the high salt content damages the leaves. This is why regularly flushing the soil is a sound practice. 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