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Container Garden Repotting Project, Winter 2020

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Back in October I made a decision to repot my rare palm container garden in a new potting mix: ~50% coco coir, 25% garden soil, 25% perlite.

I had experimented with coco coir after reading good things about it because no matter how hard I tried to create a potting mix that was loose, light and well-draining I eventually ended up with heavy, wet muck that promoted root rot. Coco coir weighs a fraction of soil, drains well and while my project is still early my mix is easier on palm roots. And on me - lugging large pots around is so much easier now. I started my repotting project with some of my miscellaneous potted Chamaedoreas. Things went well until early Nov when I contracted covid-19 and was laid up until early Dec. Two weeks ago I was able to go outside when the weather was warm, so I picked up where I left off. I've completed all but the largest of my potted palms and hope to complete them by the new year. 

Today I took photos of some of these palms before the latest Arctic cold front hits Christmas Day. I'm still contemplating how/if to protect and/or move them if the lows drop below 40F. Right now most of them are green and happy.

Heterspathe salomonensis

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Chamaedorea deckeriana

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Johannesteijsmannia altifrons

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Licuala montana

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Hydriastele affinis

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Licuala peltata v sumawonga

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Calyptrocalyx sp

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The following container garden palms are outside in our back yard jungle and are one their own as they are not uber tropical.

Chamaedorea metallica x5: 4 bifid plants + 1 of the less common pinnate variety. Easy growing little palms if you can find them.

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Chamaedorea geoniformis x2

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Chamaedorea deckeriana

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Chamaedorea adscendens

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Golden Adonidia merrillii

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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii - All my Cham tuercks, Dec. 2020, in new potting mix

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realarch

Good grief Meg, so glad you are back on your feet and the rare palm collection is aiding in your recovery. The exotics are looking stellar BTW.

Tim

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Thanks, Tim. Not a virus you want to mess with.

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kinzyjr

@PalmatierMeg Thankful that you survived COVID-19 and are still in the gardening game!  Wonderful plants!

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2 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

@PalmatierMeg Thankful that you survived COVID-19 and are still in the gardening game!  Wonderful plants!

Thanks.

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