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Majesty Palm Leaves Turning Brown: Causes & Fixes

Since there are so many subjects to cover, especially when it comes to gardening and plant care, I think I should put in more effort and start writing more articles. Many problems may arise when a plant is being grown, and we wouldn’t be able to pinpoint their causes.

And it’s for this reason that I wish to continue writing so that you can successfully and healthily develop your plants. Therefore, this post will be very helpful to you in determining the causes of your majesty palm leaves going brown. I will also explain how to address the issues. Therefore, let’s begin.

Why is My Majesty Palm Leaves, Turning Brown?

I’m sure a lot of you are extremely familiar with this magnificent plant that we refer to as the Majesty Palm. One of the most popular incredible indoor plants, these plants provide a touch of tropical flare to any living area.

Majesty palm is a member of the large plant family Arecaceae and is known for its finger-like leaves, which give the plant a posh appearance.

The magnificent nature of this plant is evident from its name as well, but occasionally it may lose part of its majesty due to problems that cause its lovely leaves to wilt and become brown. And have you ever pondered the causes of these problems occasionally?

Different factors, including temperature, humidity, inadequate lighting, vitamin inadequacy, and others, might contribute to this problem. Let’s now go into further depth about these causes and examine any potential solutions.

Overwatering and Underwatering

The most frequent mistake committed by most individuals is overwatering since there is a misconception that if you water your plant more frequently, it will grow swiftly and healthily. But this is completely false. The leaves of the Majesty palm will develop mushy, dark-brown patches if it is overwatered. If you see these symptoms, you may be certain that your plant is receiving too much water.

The Majesty palm will also experience various problems if it is overwatered. The leaves of the majestic plant will get crispy and pale brown if you are overwatering them.

If you have made these mistakes and your plant is experiencing problems as a result, all you need to do is stop watering the plant if you have overwatered it and examine the roots to see if there is root rot present. On the other hand, you should start watering the plant more often if it is submerged. However, you should inspect the soil to determine if it is moist or not before determining whether to water it or not.


Extremely low or high temperatures can also lead to a lot of problems. In most cases, dryness and lighter brown patches are brought on by excessive heat. Additionally, when temperatures are really low, the leaves develop a dark brown color. Therefore, you should maintain your plant at the ideal temperatures that it needs.

If you want to avoid problems brought on by temperature, keep your plant at an average temperature and, if you are growing the majestic plant outside, bring it inside during the winter months to avoid problems.


The Majesty Palm prefers high humidity settings, thus if it is moved too frequently to low humidity places, you may find problems with your plant and observe the leaves becoming brown. If you are growing a majestic plant inside, you may have more of these types of issues.

Therefore, water the leaves of the majesty plant as often as you can to keep them hydrated and prevent humidity issues.

Improper Light

The plant will have some problems if the majesty palm spends most of its time in direct sunlight. And as a result, you could notice that the majesty palm’s leaves are getting brown and possibly even burning.

If this has happened, you should transfer your plant to a location where it can receive adequate strong indirect sunlight and water it often to keep it hydrated and aid in its rapid regeneration.

Nutrient Deficiency

Majesty plants want nutrient-rich soil, therefore if you don’t fertilize the soil, your plant will likely suffer and the leaves will turn brown since it won’t be able to feed itself as much as it needs.

You must fertilize your majesty palm with a balanced fertilizer a few times a year to avoid problems like that. But I should point out that you should exercise caution while using fertilizers because doing so might be bad for the plant as well.


Majesty palms under stress grow more vulnerable to insects. Mealybugs, spider mites, and other sucking insects rob the palm of moisture, causing yellowing and browning of the leaves. Therefore, if you discover that the leaves of your majesty palm are becoming brown, see if your plant has a pest infestation.

Neem oil and certain insecticides should be used along with keeping your majesty plant clean to tackle these problems and get rid of pest infestation.

How to Prevent Majesty Palm Leaves From Turning Brown?

It’s time to look at what factors we should consider more while growing a majesty palm to be able to prevent our plant and make it develop healthily after we’ve examined all the factors that may cause your majesty palm’s leaves to turn brown and the solutions to these kinds of problems.

Watering Schedule

Watering your plant according to a schedule can help you avoid both overwatering and underwatering while also protecting it from potential problems. Always determine whether the soil’s top 1 to 2 inches require watering by inspecting them.

Additionally, the quality of the water is crucial; try to use filtered water rather than tap water as it includes fluoride and chlorine that are bad for plants.

Right feeding

Since it’s crucial to feed your plant properly if you want the majesty palm to develop healthily, you should always check that the soil of your plant contains all the nutrients that your plant needs.

The ideal fertilizer to use is a slow-release product designed especially for your majesty palm. The majestic plant will be able to absorb the nutrients effectively and considerably by utilizing this type of fertilizer. A monthly fertilization schedule of once or twice should be followed.

Ideal sunlight

Since the Majesty palm is a tropical plant, it goes without saying that it enjoys sunshine, however as I’ve already indicated, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause leaf discoloration.

So, if you want to receive the best benefits from this plant, maintain it in strong indirect sunshine.

Final Words

The moment has come to wrap up this article. I am aware that you must be exhausted since I had a lot to say and, of course, there was a lot to read, but I think it was worthwhile because I gave you all the knowledge you need to protect your plant from any problems.

I really hope you enjoy and find value in this post. Keep checking back; there will be plenty more articles.

Further Reading

Let’s now look at some related articles to this one. You can go on to another article to learn how to save an azalea that is afflicted with several problems after reading this one to learn the causes of a peace lily’s browning leaves.

As I have discussed majesty palm extensively in this post, you may read about majesty palm watering advice here before moving on to another article to find out whether you can save a dying avocado.

Natalia Michalska

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