Chamaedorea radicalis growing in a pot in my balcony. Athens , Greece , zone 10a
The baggie method - seeds from my seed-grown C. adscendens.
Hi Everyone. My new palms arrived late last week. I’ve planted some. Will update as I plant more.
By Nicholas Bullock
Hello everyone! I looking to buy a Chamaedorea schiedeana. if you have or know someone who has one, please feel free to message me anytime.
Back in October I made a decision to repot my rare palm container garden in a new potting mix: ~50% coco coir, 25% garden soil, 25% perlite.
I had experimented with coco coir after reading good things about it because no matter how hard I tried to create a potting mix that was loose, light and well-draining I eventually ended up with heavy, wet muck that promoted root rot. Coco coir weighs a fraction of soil, drains well and while my project is still early my mix is easier on palm roots. And on me - lugging large pots around is so much easier now. I started my repotting project with some of my miscellaneous potted Chamaedoreas. Things went well until early Nov when I contracted covid-19 and was laid up until early Dec. Two weeks ago I was able to go outside when the weather was warm, so I picked up where I left off. I've completed all but the largest of my potted palms and hope to complete them by the new year.
Today I took photos of some of these palms before the latest Arctic cold front hits Christmas Day. I'm still contemplating how/if to protect and/or move them if the lows drop below 40F. Right now most of them are green and happy.
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