What does an overwatered majesty palm look like?
If you notice that your root ball is soaked or if you see dark, squishy stems or dark spots on the fronds, your palm is probably overwatered and possibly experiencing root rot. If this happens, repot the plant into fresh, clean soil and a clean pot. Make sure to remove any dark, squishy roots.
How do I know if my palm needs water?
In general, whether you’re watering palms in garden beds or containers, if you use the finger-test to check the soil to a depth of at least a couple inches each time before you water, you’ll soon develop a feel for when water is needed. If the soil is dry, provide water. If moist, no watering is needed.
What does an overwatered pygmy date palm look like?
Look for leaves that are yellow or brown on the pygmy palm and the ground around its base. Discolored leaves are a good indication that the tree is overwatered. Although a pygmy palm needs ample water during warm weather, it can be watered less frequently during cool, winter months.