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I potted up my Lyto seedlings in as close to the Pal Meir mix as I could get. I used Monto Clay (yes, i spent too much money) and some Repti Bark at a 2:1 bark to clay ratio. I put them in 6" clay pots and was super careful with the roots because these plants were kind of expensive.....

How soon should I fertilize or add plant food? They are super tiny, one still had part of the seed attached until I popped it out of the liner pot. I have Carl Pool palm food and Alaska liquid fish fertilizer. I also have a bottle of Super Thrive. I've never opened it but I did place the unopened bottle next to a struggling houseplant and it's since recovered :floor:

 

I also fixed one of my rookie mistakes on the Cataractarum. I had mixed some fine "top dressing" sand in the soil - welp, the sand all clumped up and clogged all the drainage holes in the pot, so - every time i watered it, it would look normal and then all of a sudden, it flooded out the bottom of the pot. The plant has really been suffering, so I popped the saucer off the bottom, cleaned it all out, and just repotted this one in the potting soil I had on my porch. (Fox Farm Ocean Forest) My other cataractum is in the same soil (with no sand lol) and it's growing like a weed. 

 

My project for my next day off is to split my 3 Howeas up and give them each their own 2 gal pot. Would the fir bark/super overpriced Turface be a good potting mix for them too? 

 

Thanks for any support and advice y'all can offer me. 

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Fusca
17 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

How soon should I fertilize or add plant food? They are super tiny, one still had part of the seed attached until I popped it out of the liner pot. I have Carl Pool palm food and Alaska liquid fish fertilizer. I also have a bottle of Super Thrive. I've never opened it but I did place the unopened bottle next to a struggling houseplant and it's since recovered :floor:

I don't see any problem giving seedlings fish emulsion - palm seedlings don't need fertilizer since they get the nutrients they need from the seed.  Definitely put the unopened Super Thrive bottle next to them!  I don't know how old your Lytocaryums are but they probably don't need it yet.  If they're beyond 1-2 years old they could probably use some palm food in the mix that you are using but I would dilute it.  I've not grown them personally so I wouldn't know how to advise beyond that.  Hopefully you'll get some better advice.  Also, I'd advise against rooting for the Cubs and switch to the Astros.  :P

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17 minutes ago, Fusca said:

Also, I'd advise against rooting for the Cubs and switch to the Astros.  :P

I did go to Minute Maid a lot before I moved up here... One game, the beer vendor was walking the stands yelling "ICE COLD NACHOS! $12 BEERS!" in the late innings of a 1pm game lol. Good times. 

 

 

As far as these seedlings go, I dunno how old they are but not very. I got them from Jungle Music last week. 

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You should not have any trouble with the Howea, mine have all transplanted happily, if the roots are tangled just hose them apart.

Mine were not too fussed about the potting mix either, whatever you use I'm sure will be fine.

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