David_Sweden Posted March 21, 2015 Report Share Posted March 21, 2015 There actually is no thread with repotting in the heading (except this which is interesting but rather specific). Right now I'm considering repotting a few palms, especially these 3 small ones, a Foxtail, Lipstick and Parlour Palm: The Lipstick and Foxtail have several roots coming out ~½" of drainage holes, and the Parlour Palms have risen above ground so that I can see ~½" of the roots. The Lipstick got all new soil in September, the Foxtail I exchanged half the soil for when I got it in June, the Parlour I only added some soil on the top layer for and its pot is very small for the size but it does great. Some say that when roots begin to show like this, it is time to repot, like e g Junglemusic. And some say one should repot only when really necessary, not when roots begin to show but rather when the roots rip through the plastic walls, like Palmbob. And the first thread I mentioned says some palms never ever outgrow a pot. Some say soil mixes break down in 1-5 years, while others say that if soil breakdown matches root growth (i e breaks down in a few years), you will always have good aeration and thus no need to refresh the soil because of lack of oxygen. And if you are repotting, some (e g Palmbob) say keep the root ball intact, while some say you should replace (some of) the soil, and most people seem to say that for older palms, only the top layer should be exchanged. Depending on which advice I follow, it is either time to repot now or I should rather wait a year, it seems. I'd love to hear about your experiences. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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