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Old October 26th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Default Mexican Fan Palm turning brown . . . HELP!!!

Hi guys and gals,

I bought a 1' mexican fan palm about two weeks ago online from real palm trees and took it out of the box and planted it according to instructions indoors in a 14" clay pot. I broke up the roots and put the minerals around the side of the roots. I filled the pot with miracle gro tree and shrub soil. I have the tree next to a west facing window, also I have a compact flourescent bulb shinging on the plant from about 5 feet away for at least 8-10 hours a day. The palms were doing fine but a few days ago i noticed the leaves starting to lose their bright green color - now its more of a green/brown. I had been watering every day from a pint to a quarts worth, usually in one dosage. The last few I started watering it only every other day. Any help in saving this palm would be most appreciated!!!!

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Old October 26th, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Default Start watering once a week and give it more sun

Mexican fan palms grow in desert conditions and like to dry out between waterings. Good Luck!
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