Originally Posted by KMG
One week ago we planted 3 (4foot) Christmas tree palms. We have been watering them per instructions, but some leaves are turning brown. Not just the tips. The weather has been very sunny, mid to high 90's. Could the browning be due to sun burn?
In my experience it is the leaves themselves, let me explain. The old leaves, which were grown in the shade will suffer in the sun and eventually die earlier than normal. All new growth will be adapted to the current environment. That is if
the species can handle that environment. (you might notice shorter leaf-stalks on the new leaves )
I have observed this for sun, wind, and frost.... pygmies, chinese, and queens.