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Charleston, SC
May 25, 2020 6:29 PM CST
Hi! I'm pretty new to gardening & this past July I had a decent sized Lady Palm planted.. it was doing great until this week.. now it's limping over & has some brown fronds.. the soil is damp. I live in SC.

Please help.. I love this tree!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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May 25, 2020 6:44 PM CST
I didn't realize Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) could be grown as landscape plants as far north as Charleston. How often do they get watered and are they perhaps getting too much direct sun? I have many Lady Palms growing in my yard, all in the shade of large oak trees; they get watered twice a week when the irrigation system is active.
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Charleston, SC
May 26, 2020 1:09 PM CST
it gets watered every couple of days & gets morning sun.
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
May 27, 2020 10:05 PM CST
How cold did it get this winter?
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