Chamaedorea tuerckheimii in Pots

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38 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

One month ago I noticed that the undersides of the blades were infested again by spider mites although I had sprayed them daily with water, so I changed my method and dipped the palms into water with Palmolive dish-soap. And it worked excellent: The leaves didn’t suffer any damage at all and the mites died all together after a couple of days.

Very good! I like the fact that these palms will stay at a dippable size.

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Here again my smallest Tuerckheim baby :wub: just after a bath with Palmolive® dish soap; :greenthumb: since I am using that soap there didn’t appear even one spider mite :evil: …

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1 hour ago, Pal Meir said:

Here again my smallest Tuerckheim baby :wub: just after a bath with Palmolive® dish soap; :greenthumb: since I am using that soap there didn’t appear even one spider mite :evil: …

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just perfect!

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Pal,

I'm in love with this palm.... Is there any reliable source for seeds as seedlings aren't available?

I need to ad this to my Chamaedorea collection.

Eckhard

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Development of 10th leaf of palm N°1504 after 7 and 17 days from a caterpillar into a butterfly:

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That is gorgeous

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Superb, Thank you for sharing this with us. 

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@Pal Meir

How exactly do you use the Palmolive soap?

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1 hour ago, Alcibiades said:

@Pal Meir

How exactly do you use the Palmolive soap?

C. 10 ml Palm(!)olive in 5 l water. :greenthumb:B)

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On 6/21/2018, 3:50:49, Pal Meir said:

C. 10 ml Palm(!)olive in 5 l water. :greenthumb:B)

Thanks a lot. I will try this out but i will use another soap without palmoil. The company responsible for palmolive got the worst score from Greenpeace in regard to deforestation and the responsible use of palmoil.

https://www.greenpeace.de/sites/www.greenpeace.de/files/publications/20160303_greenpeace_indonesien_palmscorecard.pdf

 

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You could try liquid castille soap. Most of that is made of olive or coconut oil, contains no detergents and is kind to palm leaves.

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