Fiji Fan Palm Problems
My Fiji fan palm is not looking too good. It looked really
good back in October, but now it's turning brown on old
and new growth on a least half of the leaves. A few weeks ago I started to fertilize it with a general palm fertilizer, and put a couple of palm spikes in the soil. Also, to keep it from getting too cold I put about 1 1/2 inches of red mulch around the base ( I just took the mulch away from the area under the palm just today).
Even though I had the mulch there, there were only a
couple of nights where it got in the high 30's, without
any frost this year. Also, it's been raining pretty good
for a florida winter. We got almost 6 inches of rain this
month here in Sarasota.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to
help save the palm. It was growing real good last summer and this just happened lately. Here is one
picture of it today.