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#76663 October 6th, 2006 at 08:44 AM
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Hey, I got a bug problem.

My friend just gave me a palm- I think it is the parlor palm-- I'll try to get a picture up shortly, and I think that it has some bugs that I would like to prevent from spreading to my other plants. (I have FINALLY gotten rid of fungus gnats my venus fly traps gave me). What measures and actions do I take against this palm/bugs? It is a fairly full plant, and I would really like to keep it with the rest of my plants, but, as I said earlier, I would like to keep them all safe. What should I do? It is currently in a different room to keep them separate. Thanks!!

#76664 October 6th, 2006 at 09:26 AM
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Let's see if these images work...


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#76665 October 6th, 2006 at 09:30 AM
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#76666 October 6th, 2006 at 09:30 AM
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Please give me some help regarding removing pests from my plant!! Thanks!!

#76667 October 7th, 2006 at 02:17 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of palm you have Duh but it's not a parlor palm. But whatever Palm it is, it's gorgeous! thumbup

For the spidermites, try a few drops of a mild dish soap and water solution in a spray bottle either spray the fronds outdoors if it's not too cold, or in the tub (I would cover the soil) with something like plastic Walmart bags.
Or, you can try using about an inch of rubbing alcohol, the rest water in a spray bottle. Spray every leaf including underneath until it looks like it's raining from the palm. If you miss any of those nasty mites, they will come back!
You might have to do this treatment once a week or so for a few weeks.

#76668 October 7th, 2006 at 09:58 PM
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looks like a phoenix specie

#76669 October 9th, 2006 at 09:55 AM
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looks like a Kentia Palm to me looks just like the ones i care for at my job do what Downtoearth said when i care for mine at my job i try to rub off the spider mites and spray gerously with a soapy solution to keep pests away... spraying on a frequent basis keeps them away for sure, and it will smell nice too smile smile smile but dont worry a large Kentia palm wont be bothered from mites...

#76670 October 9th, 2006 at 07:02 PM
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Thanks for the help, I haven't gotten to give it it's bath yet, but I will! What kind of light conditions would this or any kind of palm require?

#76671 October 10th, 2006 at 12:20 AM
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Palms do well in bright indirect light, or dapple sun.Direct hot sun can burn the fronds.

#76672 October 10th, 2006 at 07:41 AM
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Just as a small fact, I found out from my friend that this is a Majesty Palm.

#76673 October 10th, 2006 at 09:50 AM
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Glad you found out what kind of palm you have.

I have heard that the "Majesty Palm" can be a challenge to keep indoors.
That this particular palm needs A LOT of light and it also has certain watering needs.
So just know, if anything goes wrong down the line,(not that it will) it's most likely not the care your giving it.It can be fussy!

Good luck with your pretty palm thumbup

Has anyone else heard the same thing about these palms?


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