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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!

 

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sashaeffer

I did the same with 1 of same species and did just fine for well over a year, but then lost the palm. I don't think it had anything to do with the leca though.

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PsyPalm

Good to know, cheers!

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JohnAndSancho

Sorta semi related but my local supermarket has Cat palms for $10. I think I'm gonna buy a pot and some LECA and see what happens. I've seen others have good results with Kentias on here, and my other Cat palms love soaking in water anyway. 

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PsyPalm

That's funny, just today my local supermarket stocked some really decent sized cat palms, I was thinking about picking one up myself.  At $10 it's hard not to.

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1 minute ago, PsyPalm said:

At $10 it's hard not to.

Kroger? Lol 

 

They had some pretty beefy snake plants too, stuff that usually sells for $30-40. 

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PsyPalm

Welp, ended up caving and bought the cat palm haha, couldn't resist one that size for $10.  Freshly potted and cleaned up :D

 

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