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I got a Bottle Palm today at Walmart. I plan to keep it potted for its whole life. I understand these grow fairly slow so these would make for a good potted palm. I grabbed the largest one they had. Price was $16.98. During summer it will be outside, i have seen conflicting things about sunlight. Should i keep it in shade or in full sun? I hear these love moist but well draining soil, which will be taken care of. Anything else i should know?

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TomJ

As much sun and water as possible

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Fusca

Mine that I bought in early spring last year got sun burned pretty badly due to it being shade-grown.  You might want to acclimate it to the sun first unless it's been sitting around in full sun at the store.

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WaianaeCrider
25 minutes ago, Fusca said:

Mine that I bought in early spring last year got sun burned pretty badly due to it being shade-grown.  You might want to acclimate it to the sun first unless it's been sitting around in full sun at the store.

I second that.  It goes for any plant as well that likes sun but has been in the shade for a stretch.

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aztropic

If it's in a black pot,don't forget to shade the pot,or roots might be cooked when direct sunlight hits the pot.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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JLM

I highly doubt this ever seen any sun at the store. Would probably be an amazing idea to acclimate it. It has about 5 nice fronds on it, lower ones have some light spotting. Newer growth looks nice and green.

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palmfriend

They are indeed a really patient species when being potted. But when I found this one at our local market...

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...I had to "set it free" and it is now literally exploding. (I can't take a picture at the moment because it is already dark.) 

However, I definitely think you can keep this species potted for a very long time when really taken care of.

Best regards from Okinawa -

Lars 

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JLM

It has been inside since yesterday due to Zeta. Everything goes back outside tomorrow morning if the wind isnt too rough. But yeah, here it is! 

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PalmatierMeg

Nice palm. I fell in love with bottle palms when I first moved to FL but they were very rare. A landscaper sold and planted two spindle palms as bottles. I didn't know better then but he should have. But I liked the spindles too and they are still in the yard. I got my first bottle as a 3g down in the Keys when we first traveled there in the late 90s. Still have that one, too.

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