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trachycarpus in pot

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hi I bought a big pot that's twice the size and it took 4 bags of compost that's john Innes and multipurpose that I mixed 50\50 and also some clay soil that came in the original pot now the question is can I keep this palm potted for a long time,and will it continue to grow while in that pot.i plan on buying some mulch to retain heat for spring and summer and nought some palm booster and palm focus to use every week.but what I want off this palm is to get the leaves dark green bigger.advice needed

 

 

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You can keep it for many many years in a container (cf. photo below). I would prefer as soil mix pure mineral one, you don’t need to add any organic matter.

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does it take longer to grow in a pot as I would love to see both of mine at the same size as yours in the picture.also any tips for maintaining it in the pot and keeping leaves green and grow faster.

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11 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

You can keep it for many many years in a container (cf. photo below). I would prefer as soil mix pure mineral one, you don’t need to add any organic matter.

56c9c81608077_Trachycarpusfortunei1987-0

what classes as pure mineral soil and where can I get it from.please reply.thanks.

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On 2/21/2016, 9:24:13, Pal Meir said:

You can keep it for many many years in a container (cf. photo below). I would prefer as soil mix pure mineral one, you don’t need to add any organic matter.

56c9c81608077_Trachycarpusfortunei1987-0

That is one beautiful windmil!!!   Did you grow that Pal?   If so how old is it and what soil did you use?  

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I have a few in 20 gallon tubs all do fine other than being WAY slower vs in the ground.

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I keep forgetting how big these palms can get... 

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