New Port Richey, Fl
|I planted Red Sister Cordyline in front of my house. The leaves are turning brown, why? Also I have a calla lily on my back screen porch with the leaves brown also?
|Answer from NGA
May 23, 2010
|It's difficult to say why the leaves are turning brown on your plants. Overwatering or overfertilizing are the most common causes but sunscald on the cordyline might also be a reason. If it's really sunny and hot, your cordyline might need time to adjust to its new planting spot. Or, you might want to consider moving it to a site that receives filtered afternoon shade. Calla lilies grow best in morning sun and afternoon shade in your region. You might try moving your plant to a more protected location. It's important to water thoroughly but then allow the top of the soil to dry out a bit before watering again. Hope this information helps you determine just what might be going on with your plants!
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