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Lytocaryum weddellianum - Repotting

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benko

Hello all, I have a Lytocaryum weddellianum growing on my kitchen window sill which is south facing. It has been doing really well and continues to grow through the winter months! I have noticed it's roots are starting to pop out the bottom of the pot, I was wondering if any of you think I should re-pot it in a few months or just leave it in its current pot for longer? I am thinking of getting a Lechuza pot for it with Lechuza pon. I have only been watering when the soil is close to drying out, allowing the water to drain. Also does anyone know how it copes with root disturbance? If you could let me know your thoughts it would be greatly appreciated.

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Pal Meir

Your Lyto looks fine. Don’t repot it now, wait till it will be bigger. When you repot it in the future be very careful and don’t break or disturb the roots. — It is now on a southern window sill, however don’t expose it to unfiltered direct sun, especially when the days become longer.

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8 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

Your Lyto looks fine. Don’t repot it now, wait till it will be bigger. When you repot it in the future be very careful and don’t break or disturb the roots. — It is now on a southern window sill, however don’t expose it to unfiltered direct sun, especially when the days become longer.

Great, thanks Pal. Yes it's on a southern sill but sits behind a venetian blind so it does get direct sun but only through the gaps in the slats. How well do they do out of bright light? I am not keen on repotting it as I would need to find a new place for it and it is currently in the brightest spot I can provide. Or perhaps it would prefer a less bright spot?  I will leave it to get bigger as you advise. Thank you.

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Pal Meir

In its habitat (state Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) L. weddellianum is growing on slopes under the canopy of tall trees in mountainous tropical rainforest, so it doesn’t need so much light. But growing indoors it would be best to place it on a bright site without direct sun, a northern window sill would be sufficient or a place near to the other windows, but not on the sill. The present site seems to be good, as it gets only filtered light.

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Kai

Better to let it grow for a while in its current pot so it can form a compact and firm rootball. This to avoid too much root disturbance when repotting. Lytocaryum doesn't respond very well to root disturbance. 

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benko

Thank you both, I am going to leave it be for now and at least I know not to disturb the roots :-)

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Coco Bonsai

looks good....  is this palm grow slowly..?

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oasis371

I just recently purchased one of these, thanks to this thread!

Not really available readily in the USA (at least on the US East Coast), and I don't know why.

They seem more available in Europe.

Am currently also growing them from seed.

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