Posted: Yesterday at 09:11
Right, I think story time is in order (should have given this info in the beginning really)... About a month ago my wife came home from the Garden centre with a Phoenix Canariensis (which looked faily healthy) which the garden centre was selling off at a reduced price (which would ring alarm bells but they are a popular garden centre so gave benefit of the doubt). We potted this up straight away and was on our back, south-facing patio, for a couple of weeks, but all the foliage (despite watering and some spraying on the leaves) looked to be drying up and dying.
To help the plant, we cut off all the foliage (as looking at the centre the plant wants to throw up some new foliage), and moved into the front porch, where it remains today. The top of the soil last weekend was still damp from when I watered it over two weeks before (which probably didn't help) but now is just starting to feel a bit drier. The plant may just be in a transition phase of something, but I am new to the world of Palms (we did buy a much healthier palm tree a couple of weeks ago which I have planted straight into the ground and looks good so far).
One thing that has confused me though is the tag said "plenty of light, no direct sunlight" but some articles on the internet say "Full Sun". What are the best conditions?