Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

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gtiboy
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Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

Post by gtiboy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi All, I recently acquired a Dasylirion Longissimum from the Palm Centre as part of their 30% sale.

The plants leaves at the tips are brown.. Is there something wrong with it or is this normal for Dasylirion Longissimum?

I read online they grow faster in the ground than in the pot so wondering if this is the cause of it being potted for to long.


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Re: Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

Post by multim » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:34 pm

I would say that brown tips are normal, although I grow D. Wheeleri, the tip of each leaf is paler almost straw coloured.
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Re: Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:09 pm

Yes, brown leaf tips is perfectly normal,and nothing to worry about. If you are planting in the ground, growth will be quicker,[but growth would still be pretty slow], but sharp drainage is a must.

However,unless it's trunked already, growing in a tall pot would show it off more in my opinion, and allow it to eventually produce a nice spherical shape. 8)


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Re: Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

Post by gabriel » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:19 pm

As said before brown tips are normal, nothing to worry about.


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Re: Dasylirion longissimum Leave Tips Going Brown?

Post by gtiboy » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:16 pm

Thanks for the reply's, mines been left out in the garden with all this rain we've been getting, just hoping it can tolerate it.


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