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On a house plant do I remove the brown part of it?

Well I did this and it turned browner on the small palm tree I have I trimmed the tips offend now they are brown too.
What can I do to keep it growing and looking green and happy?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (12)
  • you can trim off the dead tips of a palm tree. you need to find out why it's turning you wait until it's dry to water it (if you do that's good....don't overwater it or leave it standing in water)......... is it by an air conditioning/heating vent? (that was the cause of my problem and it took me forever to figure that one out lol).

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:29 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • just trim the dead part. im not a plant person, so im not too sure.

    Answer by tonyalynn at 9:59 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • no idea, sorry

    Answer by asil at 12:10 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • Find out first what's making it turn brown. You might have to replant in a different planter.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 1:59 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • I'd contact yor local nursery and ask them.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 5:23 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • I have never kept anything green and happy.

    Answer by elasmimi at 10:07 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • First, like others said, it's turning brown for a reason. Second, you don't trim it completely off, you have to leave a tiny edge of brown on it, because if you don't it will turn brown again. There's no way to repair the leaves that are already brown, either. As long as the new growth is green and pretty, I wouldn't worry too much. The browning edges could be a number of things- really hard to know without knowing what your plant is exactly, and what your growing conditions are.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 4:05 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • Do you have the pot sitting in a base that catches water when you water it? If you do have this, you need to remove it. It is bad to have the plant sitting in water, it will kill the plant. If you are in doubt and you are able, you can take it to a local nursery and they will give you advice. If you are not able to take it with you, maybe you can take a picture of it and take it up to them. Good luck to you.

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:24 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • I have black thumbs!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 10:19 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • yeah, trim off the dead pieces.

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:13 PM on May. 18, 2011

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