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Question: Hello!

Thank you for the reply, however the palm, in question, is still in its store-bought container. The research I have done has led me to see a weakened plant due its new location. The stress of its location has caused it to go through adaptation, loosing over half of its color, and the new growth is turning brown in the pinnas and at the tips; the rest are mostly scorched.

Answer: I guess I'm wondering why you are keeping your palm in the container rather than planting it in the ground? There's a huge stress on the roots when they are contained so tightly and not allowed to grow normally - and, hot sunshine can literally bake the roots, regardless of whether or not you water frequently. I think the solution is to plant your tree as soon as possible to alleviate the root stress. Or, you might want to have an arborist inspect the palm and make some on-site recommendations. I don't think spraying fungicide on the palm will fix the stress problem. Don't know what else to suggest!

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