So I have a few joannis and spiralis seedlings that are doing quite well in some one gallon pots, bit now a few have roots coming out of the bottom. Should I transplant them to a deeper pot? If so, I'd really appreciate it if someone could link me a site where I can order the deep black square pots I see many growers using on here.
By Jono Miller
Regarding the length of roots on cabbage palms, Wade and Langdon cite Sargent (1933) as follows:
". . .with a short pointed knob-like under ground stem surrounded by a dense mass of contorted roots often 4° or 5° in diameter and 5° or 6° deep, from which tough light orange-colored roots often nearly 1/2' in diameter penetrate the soil for a distance of 15° or 20°, " On the other hand, at a palm workshop I was told cabbage palms can have roots 40 or 50 feet long. My own observations on eroding beaches and banks suggests 15' or 20' is definitely too short. See image from Cedar Key. Does anyone have a personal observation or citation for Sabal palmetto root length other than Sargent?
My potted trachycarpus is pushing out new roots on its side. The roots are pushing the old petioles down towards the dirt. I was just wondering if I should cut the old petioles or will the roots eventually push through. Thanks!
I noticed these interesting roots, after some of the leaf bases came off this Phoenix roebelenii. I had been using the leaf bases to hang "S" hooks to hold up both tillandsia and orchids. I know that the trunk and leaf bases got a little extra water and fertilizer which could have stimulated the root growth this far up. I also had a large pile of dirt up against the trunk of this plant about 5 years ago for at least a couple of months when remodeling the house. It was originally planted by the previous home owners and had multiple trunks from a clump planting. I eliminated all the other trunks shortly after finishing the remodel to make room for other things adjacent to it. Anyone seen roots come out this far up the trunk of a P roebelenii before?
By Pal Meir
Which palm genera and then which species can you detect on these two photos?