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A couple of weeks ago I bought a dwarf coconut (Cocos nucifera) seedling from a nursery, all its leaves were quite green. But now, after some time on the ground, all the leaves are dead brown, only the younger leaves (closest to the apical meristem) retain a bit of green.

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What am I doing? Too much water, too little water? Too much sun, too little sun?

Unlike this question I live in Brisbane, Australia, we're just entering the spring (cold nights are just around 10 to 15°C during the winter months) and there's plenty of light: the photos above were taken early in the morning, but from 10am on there's full sun light in that spot.

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  • Welcome! Did you plant straight from the nursery, we’re they outside, in full sun, in (semi) shade…? Did the seedling have the now-brown leaves or has new (= at your place) growth discolored too?
    – Stephie
    Sep 30, 2022 at 16:10
  • Yes, I planted it straight from the nursery. I don't know how it was in the nursery (my wife bought it). There's no new leaves (new growth) since I bought it two weeks ago, simply all leaves became brown. Sep 30, 2022 at 23:35

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