Repot or not?

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What would you do? Can I Repot Chambeyronia macrocarpa seedling now or wait until spring. I think that pot is too small or is it? There is still a long winter here (Finland) before spring comes. I have growth lights in the process and that seedling is growing fast. In fact, I have five seedlings at the same stage. Now the pot is 1.6 liters and the new pot is 11 liters.Thoughts? 

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Noooo!!!! This pot is enough for a long time.

Palms indoors needs small pots. If you plant the chamby in a 11 liters pot and you water it, the soil will be too moist for a long time.

In April or May, you can repot it but in 5 liters pot. Big pots are for a strong growers in tropical climate and of course, outdoors.

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Okay! Thank you!

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Agree. See my post " Chambeyronia macrocarpa from seed". That Chamby is in the same size pot as yours and is a lot bigger (read much older) than yours. I believe yours should remain in that pot for many years to come. Only repot when the roots have pretty much filled the pot. Too big pots in colder climates mean risk of root rot and damping off. Cheers.

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I agree, generally, especially for palms like Chambeys that have smaller root systems.

Some "rooty" palms like Phoenix might appreciate bigger pots even when young. Braheas, for sure, especially decumbens.

Let us know how your baby grows!

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Thank you very much for your advice. Of course I'm listening to you. I am still a rookie compared to you. Fortunately, I have PalmTalk and you.

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Update. The second red leaf is open.

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Very nice!  :)  Did you grow it from seed like maxum2610?  Great to see it make the red leaf so young!

On 11/10/2017, 4:17:14, maxum2610 said:

Agree. See my post " Chambeyronia macrocarpa from seed". That Chamby is in the same size pot as yours and is a lot bigger (read much older) than yours. I believe yours should remain in that pot for many years to come. Only repot when the roots have pretty much filled the pot. Too big pots in colder climates mean risk of root rot and damping off. Cheers.

I just had some of these seeds germinate but only see roots so far.  I am curious as to how long it takes to see the first shoot/leaf come up.  I'm looking forward to growing this one.

Jon

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Yes I'm grown them from seed (RPS). A few seeds had already sprouted when I git them from the post. The first shoot appeared in 20 days. I'm use cocofiber and perlite 50/50.

 

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These are relatively easy from seed (I managed to start quite a few last year).

Keep us apprise of progress.

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8 hours ago, cisco said:

Yes I'm grown them from seed (RPS). A few seeds had already sprouted when I git them from the post. The first shoot appeared in 20 days. I'm use cocofiber and perlite 50/50.

 

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Very good!  That makes it easy when they arrive germinating and you know that the seeds must be fresh.  Hope yours do well for you!  

Jon 

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What can i do now? What do you recommend? The roots are growing out of the bottom holes. I think that the current pot is a little too small. The size of the current pot is 1.6 liters. 11cm x 11cm and 19cm deep. Maybe 5-8 liter pots are of the right size as you already recommend. The largest seedlings now grow in a 8-liter pot. The roots will not come out of the bottom hole yet. Should I wait until it's spring or repot the others now. I have 5 Chambey seedlings in the same situation. They are about 10 months old now. I appreciate your answer.

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wrong size. Not 3. it`s 8
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That's barely out of one hole.  Keep it in that pot a while longer.

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The pot is correct size for this seedling.  Don't move up to a larger pot.  Palm seedlings send down a few roots to the bottom of the pot at first, even though the larger volume of the pot is empty of roots.  :) 

The grey and white pot is a little too large, but don't take the palm back out now.  The one in the black pot should grow to twice it's size before being moved to a larger pot.

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@cisco, Chambeyronias have small root systems, and they're slow. I've tried to speed them up by putting them in bigger pots, and they just go as slow as molasses in January in Finland above the Arctic Circle. I concur with @Darold Petty and @TexasColdHardyPalms on this one.

Bear in mind that other species might be different, and do better with different treatment, though you won't get the kind of growth you get outside. Even then, I'd err on the side of too-small pots instead of too-large ones.

So far, so good! :greenthumb:

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Thank you very much! So let them grow.

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