Fungus on Indoor palm? #780602

Asked January 21, 2022, 5:28 PM EST

Hello! I seem to have a fungus problem of a sort on my indoor palm. Wondering if you can tell me what it is or how to fix? Als are palms prefer to be root bound or should I repot her? (Had her about a year)

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

I think your fungus is actually mealybugs.  Click on the dropdown box for information on how to rid your plant of them: Managing insects on indoor plants | UMN Extension    I do not know exactly which variety of palm you have but here is a link to general directions.  It does not state anything about the root system.  If your plant is only a year old, it should be just fine.  It probably needs to be fertilized.  One clue to when a plant is root bound is water runs right through without keeping the soil moist.  Palmaceae or Palm Family (

Barbara Harlan Replied January 22, 2022, 12:24 PM EST

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