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Phoenix Canariensis yellowing

Hi all , I've had this Phoenix for about a month now, all the lower fronds were slightly yellow at the end when bought but they are now mostly fully yellow or brown , a few higher tips are also brown.  It's fed and watered, should I remove those lower fronds now even if the frond is still green where it reaches the trunk, or just leave them, is this normal?   I don't want to hurt the plant especially when it's just getting used to a new environment etc

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Normal. All these plants drop old leaves. 
    I assume the pot has good drainage? Sitting in permanently wet soil isn't great for them. Just as damaging as being too dry.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Yeah I ensured I bought one with multiple drainage holes and added gravel
  • Should I just leave the fronds until they are fully dead ? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Yes - probably easier. They can be very sharp, so take care!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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