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How Deep Should I Pot Up Palm Seedlings?
How deep should I pot up my palm seedlings? I need to repot all of these in a better draining mix and simply because I believe they are too deeply potted now. How deep should I pot them? I was thinking about this deep (picture), the blue line represents the soil level I am thinking of potting them up at, does this seem right?
Sabal minor Spear Problem
Hello, I recently reported one of my Sabal minor seedlings, but then spear was brown when I saw it and it seemed to be buried in the soil a bit, which I did not notice. Anyway, I reported it (making sure to keep the growth point higher) and applied hydrogen peroxide to the spear, it did not fizz to much. Do you think it will be all right?
VA State Cooperative Publication on Sabal minor Care
I was researching info on Sabal minor and found the following illustrated publication released by the State of VA that provides info on growing that species in the State. I thought it might be of interest to all PTers in the Middle Atlantic region and other colder areas.
Bloemfontein Palm Garden II
A recently completed addition to my garden in Bloemfontein. I planted three Trithrinax campestris & a Livistona decora. I'll add ground cover etc later.
Bloemfontein Palm Garden
My garden is situated against an East facing slope of Grant's Hill in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Bloemfontein has hot dry summers (summer rainfall) and cold winters down to -10 degrees Celsius. My garden's microclimate is more a 9b though. My lowest temperature this past winter was -0.9 degrees Celsius. The flat ( lower lying areas) recorded -9 degrees Celsius.
I moved into this house about 3 and a half years ago. The beginnings of the garden was cleaning up and eradicating alien invasive species and weeds. I started in the back and concentrated on South African indigenous plants. Now that that is settled I'm starting to add palms. The front and sides are now only starting with cleanup and planting in some areas.
i have 33 palm species thus far. Herewith some pictures. I'll add as the summer and the garden progresses.
These three pics are of the back garden planted with SA plants: