I just ordered a couple Bloem Ariana pots and some LECA clay. I'm gonna sacrifice one of my Majesty palms, and my local supermarket has C Cataractarum in 10" pots for $10. Both of these palms are water hogs, so we'll see how it goes. I'll update this thread with pics once everything arrives.
I had initially bought a 1 gallon pot of 4 Kentias from Etsy a few months ago. One of them died on me pretty suddenly, so I split the other 3 up and stuck this one in my office. It's starting to yellow -
I did carefully detangle the roots. The nursery I bought it from has their own special Kentia soil, but I removed it and it's in a mix of Turface, reptile bark, and Fox Farm Ocean Forest potting soil at a 1:1:1 mix.
My office gets a lot more light and is a lot warmer than my apartment was. Should I bring some fish emulsion or Superthrive (already read all the posts, already bought it) to help him out? The little frond in the back is more yellow than the rest, and he's still got some black spots from prior pest damage and shipping. He's definitely a few shades lighter than he was last week though.
I recently picked up a cluster (20-25) of howea seedlings and separated them into numerous small pots and decided to take a shot at growing them in leca.
I wanted to try out a few different semi-hydro pot/container styles since it's my first time growing these in leca and I wanted to see if some things work better than others. In the picture from left to right we have:
-Lechuza deltini mini filled with lechuza pon and topped with leca
-White ceramic 4" pot with leca in plastic liner
-White ceramic 3" pot with leca in plastic liner
-4" terra cotta pot with leca submerged in marble water reservoir
-Clear 500ml beaker with pure leca, no plastic liner
If anyone has any tips/advice for growing palms in leca (when/what to feed them..) I'm all ears, I'm pretty new to it all. I'll keep the thread updated on their progress, thanks guys!
I'm starting to wonder if my little Cataractarum is a goner. I had another post where i mentioned that I used a fine "top dressing" sand thinking it'd help with soil drainage and it just plugged all the drainage in the pot. It lost a sucker, and I keep trimming the dried black ends and yellow/black leaves off of it, and every day there's more black. I did repot it and got all the sand out a week ago, didn't notice any root rot.
It's big brother has been in this corner since I've had it, and all it does is grow. I've had to cut a few stalks off of the big one too, but it hasn't missed a beat.
Do y'all think the little guy is salvageable? How long should I wait to see improvement after the repotting? Should I just yeet it into the dumpster and buy a chambeyronia macrocarpa?
Finally got around to splitting up my 3 surviving Howeas. The one in the little white pot is going on my desk at work. I hope I'm not overpotting them too much (all 3 are in 2gallon pots), but I did mix a good amount of turface and fir bark into 2 of them. I also topcoated all of them with turface as well to hopefully prevent fungus gnats from popping up and make things a little more aesthetic.
Thanks to everyone for all the tips, and please don't judge me for my messy countertop