I bought a very large (6 foot) white bird of paradise about 6 weeks ago. I've had a problem with the leaves getting brown/rust patches and yellowing. I water about every 2 weeks or so, and feel the bottom holes to see if it needs it. I set it in a 5-gallon pail so the water runs out freely.
The plant sits in front of a south-west patio door, which gets full sun in the winter and light in the summer.
The plant is constantly putting out new leaves, so that's a relief. But I am worried about the existing leaves. I've got about 4 leaves in various stages. I haven't fertilized it since I got it, and it's in the original soil and pot.
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