For watering needs – keep the Madagascar palm on the dry side and water only when the soil mix is dry. When watering, the plants should be thoroughly watered throughout the summer and decrease the watering during the winter. When the leaves fall off, STOP watering.

Why is my Madagascar palm leaves turning brown?

Curled leaves and dried brown edges are the result of too little water and over-exposure to the sun. Although these Palms can naturally do well in sun-filled locations, those that haven’t acclimatised to the harsh rays will show signs of sun-scorch and environmental shock.

How do I look after my Madagascan palm?

The Madagascar palm prefers to stay dry, so keep it in a well-draining cactus potting mix inside of a pot with a drainage hole. Water your plant when the soil dries out completely and cut back on watering during the winter to avoid root rot.

How often should I water my palm?

Moisture-Loving Palms

Palms like moist soil, which means watering several times a week is usually required. When you are planting a palm in your garden, you’ll want to water the tree every day for the first week. The second week, water every other day. After that, plan to water two or three times a week.

How much light does a Madagascar palm need?

This succulent shrub is not a true palm

Botanical Name Pachypodium lamerei
Mature Size 12 to 24 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Cactus compost, well-drained chalk, loam, or sand
Soil pH Alkaline

Why are the tips of my Madagascar palm turning black?

Black are the leaf tips: (can gradually affect the whole leaf). This is a physiological damage that can have various causes: nutrient deficiency, waterlogging, drafts, pH too high or too low, too dark location, among others. Black leaf tips can also be caused by bumping of the roots of the pot.

How do you care for a Madagascar palm indoors?

Madagascar palms require bright light and fairly warm temperatures. Give the plant water when the surface soil is dry. Like many other plants, you can water less in the winter. Water just enough to keep the soil from drying out.

Why is my Madagascar palm soft?

Cold weather might damage a Madagascar palm. It rots and looks like a soft, mushy tissue with a crumpled, withered look. Prune it by removing the damaged branch entirely or partly, on the area that is affected.

How cold can Madagascar palm tolerate?

Temperature: Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. If you move Madagascar palm outdoors for the summer, don’t worry — it can take the heat. Just bring it back in when the temperature drops; it will tolerate a minimum in winter of 40°F/4°C.