Posted by Paula on July 08, 2003 at 18:47:08:
I live in Berkeley, Cal. I planted an Aloa Bainsii in full sun about a month ago and it appears to be getting scorched. The older leaves are turning yellow on top (where the sun hits them) and then curling up and falling off. It also seems to be getting black spots on those leaves. The new growth is fine (though slightly burnt looking). Should I put a shade cloth over it while it acclimates... or just kiss those older leaves goodby and wait for it to get used to the sun. Or is she gonna die?