Keep your Chamaedorea away from sunny south-facing windowsills to prevent the leaves from getting scorched and turning brown. If the plant’s in intense light, it may develop a washed-out appearance.
While it needs plenty of hydration, don’t let the plant stand in water as this can cause root rot. Drain away any excess water from the bottom of the ceramic.
In contrast, underwatering causes the fronds to change colour and become crispy and the leaves may splay or droop. Check the soil isn’t too dry and give your houseplant a drink to help it revive.