fish tail palm

gman68558(z10 So Cal)March 16, 2012

Just bought one from nursery. Okay to bare root in order to put in the gritty mix? Or better just to pot up? The soil it's currently in looks pretty heavy.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm not that familiar with the Fish Tail Palm, but, in general, palms don't like root disturbance. When mine are ready to pot up, I take the whole tight root ball, place it in the slightly larger pot and put better soil (5-1-1) around the sides.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 9:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gman68558(z10 So Cal)

Well I went ahead and cut about the bottom 2' of root ball off with a saw, plus tried to loosen the rest of it as best I could. We'll see what happens. It wasn't a cheap plant, so hopefully it makes it.

Here is a link that might be useful: pic

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 1:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That's a very nice looking plant! Please keep us updated on how it does. I have a Raphis and Kentia that I will have do something similar to someday.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 9:39AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Zuchinni/Courgette, lots of leaf growth, but not many fruit
Hi, My courgette plant is doing great in terms of leaf...
meyer lemon tree leaves yellowing
I have a meyer lemon tree and I brought it in for the...
zone 9 or so best roses for containers
what are your best roses for container gardening
Any issues planting in copper pots?
I have some old copper containers I want to use for...
Help with 1:1:1 - weight and sourcing in the UK
I've just clicked that weight is going to be an issue...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™