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we recently received 2 6ft palm trees potted in 16 in round pot and a 10 inch round pot. according to your information one looks like rhapis humilis and the other is chamaedrea radicalis. i watered them for the first time in their new location and the water went right through and on the floor. how much water do i need for them and how often. the people we got them from said they watered them every 3 weeks. i want to keep them as beautiful as i can, just need some advice. thankyou wonderful website...
how much water makes no difference as all of the water you put in there should go all the way through and drain out.. you could put 100 gallons in there.. though that would most likely end up on the floor. You want to put enough to thoroughly soak the soil the palms are in... That could be 1 gal... could be more or less. Just don't put in so much you flood your place, but it certainly wouldn't be too much for the palms. And as far as frequency, I would suggest at least once a week, but you can feel the soil yourself and see if it's dry or not. Ideally, you do not really want the soil to dry out compelety with either of these palms (or really any palm except maybe a super desert palm for that matter). I water my few house palms as often as I can (sometimes every 2 days in summer)
the leaves are still turning yellowish brown and i keep cutting them off. i have moved the plant to another part of the building not real far and still having no luck. the other plan/tree had a web typed bug on the leaves and i sprayed an insecticide soap spray on that but the leaves are brwon from where the bugs were. any other thing i can try i did soak the tree with the yellowing leaves in agarbage can of water for the weekend for the salt buildup also i did miracle gro them a month or so ago(noted that you would fertilize 2 a year) first time that i have done that. not sure what to do with them any suggestions would be a help