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Old 02-07-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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It's been 3 weeks and it looks like it's getting worst. Read everything I could about it. I thought I planted it too keep, so i dug a small trench around the tree and created small ring around the trunk to retain water. Originally, I just dumped a bunch of dirt toward the trunk like a mountain.

Doesn't look like it's getting any better since. I also see signs of white residue on the leaves. I think my "handyman" dump dirty paint water on it.

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Old 02-07-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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Yellowing is usually a sign of overwatering and/or lack of iron or a combination of both. Brown tips are salt burn from salt buildup in the soil. Deep watering every 10-14 days should eliminate the salt burn along with adding some chelated iron to green it back up. Pick up a water meter ($7.00) at the garden center and use it as a guide to watering requirements.
A balanced palm tree fertilizer with iron/manganese would be wise, following it's directions.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/pygmy-d...nce-49162.html
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:46 AM
 
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I have one of these (in a pot), yours looks healthy to me. Your palm may simply be reacting/adjusting to its new environment. It's perfectly normal for the leaves to have brown tips, especially those towards the bottom. The lower leaves eventually turn yellow and then brown when they die. Don't remove any dying leaves until they're fully dead, the palm uses the energy stored in those leaves for new growth.

Definitely don't build dirt up against the trunk, palms (and many other plants) hate that, they'll rot. The white residue is likely from the salts in tap water, it shouldn't harm the plant, but it's best to water the soil around the palm instead of the leaves/trunk (which can eventually cause them to rot).

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Old 02-11-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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You did not say where you are, what general conditions it was planted into and if it was from a pot or was it dug up from somewhere else and replanted.

If your soil drains well, it is unlikely you are over watering. These things grow IN rivers in south east Asia. Other wise Wit Nit has good advice.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:18 AM
 
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In Southern CA. Hardiness Zone 10B.

Tree was transferred from a pot.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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Was it in shade before? How does the soil drain? I think it will be fine but remember that these are water loving palms.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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I am probably under-watering it. I'm noticing my palms which I got from home depot all still in it's pot are also turning brown at the tips. I've been watering it once a week. Since it's winter. I guess I should water more often.

The palms from Home depot were sitting in the shade.

The palm I have pictured were bought on etsy. Not sure how they took care of it.
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