Is my tree getting enough water?

kferriere(9)June 26, 2013

We bought our house about six months ago and I'm not sure if I'm caring for this tree properly. I noticed that that the palms are turning brown now that the weather is getting warmer here. It's on a trip water system and gets watered for 15 minutes four days a week. Do you think it needs deeper watering? Thanks much.

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acaryofyllis

This seems normal for Queen Palms. I live in Australia, and when the fronds start going an Orange Looking colour, it means that new fronds are emerging from the head of the palm and the lower fronds begin to die as they show signs of turning Orange then Brown. When the Lower fronds turn brown, prune them off with a Pole saw of some sort. At the moment, leave the fronds alone until they turn brown because now that they are mostly green, they are still a primary source of food for the palm. The water given to the Palm at this present stage seems to be fine.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:18AM
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acaryofyllis

Some Peat Moss and Slow Release Fertiliser will help too!

The fertiliser will help the tree with Growth and keep the Fronds Greener!
The Peat Poss will retain Water and Moistore into the Ground! So less frequent watering

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 5:42PM
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