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husmenusta

Hello, complete beginner here so I apologize if this questions sound stupid. 

I have licuala grandis I purchased last july, and the store I bought said you need to replant in next April or so I have questions about that. Living in Ankara, Turley.

 

1 - I have some browning/yellowing on the tips only, can I do something about that? What is the probable reasons for that?

2 - My current pot is 25 cm in diameter, so I was thinking getting 35cm in diamater? 

3 - Any special kind of soil mixture I need to use for this palm? 

4 - Should I use any fertiziler after repotting? 

5 - Any advice in general how to take care of better?

Thank you kindly for your answers.

 

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ZPalms

I think you should reupload your photos since they all are asking to be downloaded

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PalmsandLiszt
On 4/3/2022 at 10:24 AM, husmenusta said:

I have some browning/yellowing on the tips only, can I do something about that? What is the probable reasons for that?

Less than optimal humidity causes burnt tips, but they look very minor in your case. Your palm looks fine; if you've had it for 9 months, then you're doing something right. You can mitigate browning to some extent by using a very well aerated, very free-draining medium, and, of course, increasing the ambient humidity. Old leaves will naturally brown as the palm reabsorbs them.

On 4/3/2022 at 10:24 AM, husmenusta said:

2 - My current pot is 25 cm in diameter, so I was thinking getting 35cm in diamater? 

These palms can be prone to root rot when over-potted. I'd go up by about an inch around the circumference, which would be something like a 30cm pot or something close to that, to be on the safe side. Maybe it wouldn't make a huge amount of difference, but that's my feeling.

On 4/3/2022 at 10:24 AM, husmenusta said:

3 - Any special kind of soil mixture I need to use for this palm? 

4 - Should I use any fertiziler after repotting? 

I'd definitely improve drainage in any loam-based compost you're planning to use with pumice, perlite, seramis, bark chips, coir chips, etc. Water should get from the top to the bottom in not more than a few seconds. This might also help your burnt tips in future leaves. I'd also add a slow-release fertiliser like Osmocote.
This is what I'd do if it were my palm; however, it really looks perfectly healthy as it is.

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PalmatierMeg

Be very careful not to disturb the roots when you repot. I’ve killed several Licualas by jostling their root systems too much. You need a loose, coarse, free draining potting medium as mentioned above. Do not fertilize when repotting - wait a few months.  Make sure pot has adequate drain holes and do not let pot sit in tray of water. Keep potting medium moist but not soggy. Don’t overwater.

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