canary island palm tag #L7541 - Knowledgebase Question

Hesperia, Ca
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Question by wepinn92345
June 5, 2010
the palm gets plenty of water like the other two i have but the tips are turning brown and it seems not as green as the other two which i bought at the same time what can i do?

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2010
I suspect there's some transplant stress, or stress adjusting to its new growing environment. The brown leaf tips can indicate a need for more water. Canary Island palms can take as much water as you'll give them. Try increasing the water to your palm and the fronds should not develop brown tips. You can remove the lower fronds when they begin to age. If you look at the palm and consider the top to be 12 o'clock, you can remove anything that is lower than 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. If the affected leaves are not hanging down that low, you can simply prune off the dead tips to make the palm look more attractive.

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