Question: Leaves of my King Palm are turning brown! It is few months old. I got it 3 weeks ago. I am following the instructions, planted it in full sun and watering it every other day. What is wrong with my palm tree? Why is my King Palm turning brown? Thanks.
Answer: It is not unusual for palms to experience “transplant shock“. When palm is transplanted from the pot into the ground it loses part of the roots. That is why you need to supply it with a lot of water until it grows new roots. It takes few month for the palm to establish. You need to water a new planted palm every day for the first week and than every other day for the second. See if the soil is moist enough. Also, your tree is way to young to sit on the full sun in the middle of the summer. You probably burned all the leaves.
Create a cover. Take 4 sticks and put a plastic cover on top. Make few holes in the plastic every 2 weeks to allow more sun to get through. It will help to adjust your palm to a higher light levels. ~Susan Brian
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