I have a palm that I purchased several years ago at Walmart which at that time it was sold as a 'Indoor Fern' well it turned out to be a bunch of young palm seedlings
all crammed into a tiny plastic planter. Over the first years all of the young begin to thin out leaving only the stronger, larger to survive. Eventually there was one left and I was at first sad but realized that the plant would now be in a more ideal situation without competition. So I have grown this so-called fern and it ended up being a palm of some kind. Im not sure what kind and I am seeking assistance in identification of the plant and treatment of the disease or pest that has began to harm the plant substantially. I have three pictures one of the plant young and healthy and the other two of current status of the palm. I have self-identified (google images) as a small kentia palm but need assistance to verify.
I am pretty sure i have identified spider mites, about to do the paper test, but I keep washing the palm and then applying neem oil product that after a week or so I can see tiny threads of web between some of the 'leaves'
I am deeply concerned because the last few new shoots have not done so good, they start healthy and green then recently they are browning before they open and one was half dead upon opening. This damage is apparent in the photos. Currently two fronds or limbs have lost their leaves simultaneously which is very abnormal for this plant. I have been caring for it for years and I have recently moved (six months) and it gets poor light, compared to previous years and I dont have much option for sunlight at apartment.
Please have a look and ask any necessary questions as I will be watching closely for responses.
Thank you in advance and look forward to any assistance!
The palm when younger:http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/Gunman86/SpeakerMod.jpg
Current Unhealthy Condition:http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/Gunman86/2012-09-25_18-40-40_108.jpghttp://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/Gunman86/2012-09-25_18-41-09_751.jpg