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jimmyt

@Pal Meir Since your in Europe and I in the US.  What is the difference in Seramis and Leca?  Are they both not clay products?

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23 minutes ago, jimmyt said:

@Pal Meir Since your in Europe and I in the US.  What is the difference in Seramis and Leca?  Are they both not clay products?

LECA is very hard like lava and chemically neutral, Seramis is soft like a laterite soil and slightly acidic. Both are made of loam, but at very different temps.

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jimmyt

Ok got it,  thanks!

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Reynevan

Seramis + Pine bark really does magic with palms. This lytocaryum was in a terminal decline before switching to this soil mix. New leaf looks flawless, and there is another forming.

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sashaeffer

Pal, how often do you water? What kind of water do you use?  

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pariggi

Hello to everybody! I saw a Spanish Youtube-video where the guy is repotting a howea forsteriana without taking the palm out of its pot but just by putting the palm together with its plastic pot in a bigger plastic pot and new substrat around the old pot. The aim is to not destroy the sensitive roots. We all know that lytocaryum weddellianum palm trees are pretty famous to be roots sensitive, and I really have to repot mine, so that this way sounds pretty interesting to me. The roots of my lytocaryum weddellianum are already spreading out of the pot's holes so that I'm really scare to touch them. I actually should have repot it last year, but it's still very nice and doesn't spot growing. What do you think about this repotting technic? Thank you for advices!

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Pal Meir
On 5/11/2020 at 1:02 PM, sashaeffer said:

Pal, how often do you water? What kind of water do you use?  

I am using a slightly acidic spring water from Odenwald mountains (Buntsandstein over granite) near Heidelberg. (This soft water is also ideal for tea.) — My watering depends on the size of the pot, the season, and the growth rate of the palm.

The soil mix for small pots is 1/3 Seramis + 2/3 fine pine bark or 1/2 Seramis + 1/2 fine bark;

for bigger pots 1/4 LECA + 1/4 Seramis + 2/4 fine pine bark or 1/3 LECA + 1/3 Seramis + 1/3 fine pine bark:

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PS

LECA is similar to basaltic lava foam (e.g. from Hawaii) which is lighter than water (but not pumice!).

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sashaeffer

Great!!

 

thanks!

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Pal Meir

Colourful (?) purple leaf-base on trunking N°1303: B)

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Pal Meir

Cocos Weddelliana 1871 vs Syagrus Weddelliana 2020:

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realarch

That silhouette is beautiful. Quite a focal point.

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Pal Meir

Once more N°1304:

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And in white&black:

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