Should I Mist My Majesty Palm?
The fronds of a majesty palm love to be misted every week, as it helps increase the humidity in its environment and keep the plant moist. During hotter weather, it is perfectly fine to shower your palm more often. You can mist your palm every day if you are only watering it once a week to increase humidity levels. Misting is less likely to cause damage like fungus, yellowing fronds, or attract pests versus overwatering the soil.
Some house plants prefer distilled water or rainwater over plain tap water due to chlorine and other materials used in the public water supply. Majesty palms can still be healthy when you water with tap water, but you may want to switch to distilled to prevent browning, crispy spots on the ends of your fronds.
Our preferred method is to use a moisture meter to take an actual reading of your soil’s moisture level. This method also allows you to test the moisture level of the actual root ball, not just the top few inches of soil. The root ball can compact and hold onto water even if the top few inches feel dry, so this is especially helpful for preventing overwatering and root rot.
Majesty palms are a beautiful way to bring a tropical, exotic vibe into your space, and one of the most important elements of caring for one (and any plant) is proper watering.
Luckily, majesty palms aren’t that fussy, but they still have specific watering preferences that can mean the difference between a beautiful, thriving palm and one that’s barely holding on.
If you water too little or not often enough, you may find your palm strands may yellow, dry out, and even fall off. If you water too much or too often, you could wind up with root rot!
Water meters, also called soil moisture meters, measure how much water there is in the soil and hopefully prevents you from over or under-watering your houseplants. It’s important to remember that different plants require different amounts of water. The soil of any succulent plant should be very dry before you water, while the soil of a Majesty Palm should always be kept a little moist. The head or gauge of a water meter usually has a numerical scale from 1-10 with 1 being most dry. Some water meters may also have color indicators. To use the meter grasp the head & insert the long probe into the pot. It’s important that the probe reach almost to the bottom of the pot so the soil moisture around the roots can be measured. Remove the probe quickly and read the indicator. Water meters are unreliable when the soil has a high salt content. Too much plant food and using water that has passed through a softener leaves salt deposits in the soil. Moisture meters should be kept clean and dry when not in use. Search Here:
What should a moisture meter read for a majesty palm?
What does an overwatered majesty palm look like?
Not sure if your palm is getting too much or too little water? Here’s an easy way to tell. If the fronds begin drying out at the tips and it moves down the leaf, causing the leaves to brown, the palm is too dry. If the leaves turn yellow, the soil may be too wet.
How much water does an indoor majesty palm need?