How To Save My Parlor Palm Yellow Leaves?

Written by Ivy

Dec 24 2021

How To Save My Parlor Palm Yellow Leaves?
Parlor Palm is a very popular palm plant. Its plant is particularly small. Compared with other large palm plants, this Parlor Palm can be placed in every corner of the home, such as on the desktop or in the office.
When Parlor Palm is kept indoors, it will also have frequent conditions, such as turning into yellow leaves, and it is easy to grow some red spots on the leaves and provoke red spiders. How can these conditions be solved?
The leaves of Parlor Palm are yellow and pointed, which is usually caused by inappropriate lighting, improper watering, improper fertilization, inappropriate temperature or water quality. Let's share how to solve the yellow leaves Parlor Palm.
If yellow leaves appear on the leaves of Parlor Palm, it must be handled in time. Do not wait until the situation becomes serious, otherwise the whole plant will dry up. Parlor Palm is more suitable to be raised in an environment with scattered light. Give yellow leaves Parlor Palm appropriate soft light every day to avoid excessive sunlight. In addition, maintain a suitable humidity, warm and ventilated environment.


This is the most common situation, because the ventilation condition will not be so good and there will not be too much light during indoor maintenance of Parlor Palm. If the soil is often wet, it is easy to cause root rot, which will kill the whole basin of Parlor Palm.
If the yellow leaves Parlor Palm is kept in an environment with appropriate scattered light, the environment is warm and ventilated, and it will have less demand for water. In this environment, it is generally only watered once when the soil surface is dry, especially in spring and summer.
Usually, when we keep Parlor Palm on the desk of the office, we should properly control the watering. We can't let the soil often wet. Generally, we can't replenish water until the soil is completely dry.
For indoor maintenance of potted Parlor Palm, to avoid long-term use of tap water to replenish water, you can occasionally use purified water or rainwater. Tap water is best used for one or two days. This is to avoid fluorine and chlorine compounds in tap water depositing on basin soil, resulting in alkaline soil and yellow leaves Parlor Palm. Tap water is kept in a bucket for a day or two and then reused to volatilize the compounds in the water.
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Humidity Factors

Although the soil can be dried and watered thoroughly, it does not mean that the environment can be dry. Another key factor for poor indoor cultivation of Parlor Palm is air drying. If the indoor relative humidity is less than 40%, it is easy to cause Parlor Palm yellow leaves, and small red spots are easy to appear on the leaf surface, which is easy to infect red spiders.
Therefore, in the indoor potted plant Parlor Palm, in addition to maintain reasonable watering, we should also pay attention to spray water regularly around, regularly sprinkling water on leaves to clean the leaves, to avoid too much dust on the leaves, otherwise it will affect the Yellow Leaves Parlor Palm for optical cooperation.
Increasing the environmental humidity can make the leaf surface cleaner, make the leaves brighter, and prevent the leaves from drying and yellowing. There are many different ways to increase the relative humidity of the room. For example, spray directly around the water, but avoid frequent residual moisture on the leaves, especially at night, otherwise it will cause leaf spot or root rot.
The safest way is to install a supporting basin at the bottom of the yellow leaves Parlor Palm flowerpot, put some pebbles, and then fill with appropriate clean water. The potted Parlor Palm is placed on the pebbles to continuously maintain high air humidity.
How To Save My Parlor Palm Yellow Leaves

Drainage of Basin Soil

When growing Parlor Palm in a pot, you must avoid using flowerpots without drainage holes. In addition to having large drainage holes at the bottom, you should also ensure that flowerpots of appropriate materials are used. Novices are best to cultivate foliage plants in earthen pots or pottery pots, especially plants with high drainage requirements such as Parlor Palm.
The soil for cultivating Parlor Palm should have good drainage and air permeability. It is best to use some loose sandy soil with good drainage. For example, peat soil, perlite and coconut bran are mixed under the soil in the ratio of 5:3:2, and appropriate slow and dilute fertilizer can be mixed.
Such soil has certain water holding capacity, good drainage and air permeability, and can promote the root growth of yellow leaves Parlor Palm.
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Plant Placement

Parlor Palm potted plants should not be placed next to heating and air conditioning, nor next to large electrical appliances, otherwise the leaves will soon dry and turn yellow, and it is easy to cause the leaves to dry and turn brown.
Parlor Palm prefers soft scattered light. It is best to ensure that there are about two or three hours of soft light every day. It can be placed next to the windowsill facing east or north to avoid strong light. Especially in summer, the temperature is relatively high, and it must be shaded and maintained at noon and afternoon.
Parlor Palm is afraid of the cold and must avoid frostbite in winter. It is best to keep the maintenance temperature above 7 degrees and the indoor maintenance temperature above 18 degrees, so it can maintain a good growth state. If the temperature is lower than 10 degrees, it should be moved to indoor maintenance in time.

Over Fertilizering

Parlor Palm doesn't need much fertilizer. Excessive fertilization will cause Parlor Palm leaves turning the yellow. In serious cases, it will lead to root rot and even smell. Parlor palm only needs to supplement thin fertilizer every two or three months in spring and summer. If it is well ventilated and warm all the year round, it can supplement thin fertilizer every two or three weeks, but for the potted parlor palm maintained indoors, the frequency of fertilization must be lower than usual. Moreover, the amount of fertilization should be reduced by half than usual in order to avoid fertilizer injury, but also to avoid excessive barren soil.


Once you find that the Parlor Palm leaves you maintain in the pot turn yellow and the dry tips of the leaves turn yellow, you must deal with them in time. You can check the causes in time according to your watering situation and placement position, and cut off the diseased leaves in time.
If it is infected with red spider, we can directly spray it with a large amount of warm water. The simplest and fastest way is to mix soapy water with water, mix it in the ratio of 1:500 or 1:1000, spray it on the leaf surface and back, spray it every 10 days or so, and spray it two or three times continuously to reduce the yellow leaves Parlor Palm.