Is wilting 'normal' the first few weeks in 5-1-1 mix?
This season I have committed to using Al's 5-1-1 mix for my palms and tropicals be they permenant in pots or temporary. Some of my palms and tropicals that have been put into 5-1-1 did not skip a beat in growth. Some seem to be okay for about a week or two then seem to wilt or in the case of my young palms the fronds start to close. I use the dowel method for watering to avoid overwatering. I am not sure if they are wilting from shock of being taken out of their original soil or sudden exposure to real sunlight if they had been in a greenhouse all of their lives. When you first put plants into 5-1-1 from traditional potting soil/mix is wilting common until they get used to living in a bark based media?