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just noticed today that many of my seedling that I put on garden has some roots get into ground...now I am not sure what should I do ? cut the roots? or leave them as they are?

what will happen if I leave them be? curious to know ...

 

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The answer will be species specific.  You probably won't want to leave them be in most cases however...

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Wellll... Not much time now.. but I AM an expert... lol

Short version is water the pot well for a week or so, then cut some... then over next few weeks, keep the pot watered and cut the rest. Effectively root pruning above the soil. There are a few that are temperamental... but most don't mind.

 

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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

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I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Luck... and away I go......

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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1 hour ago, Mohsen said:

just noticed today that many of my seedling that I put on garden has some roots get into ground...now I am not sure what should I do ? cut the roots? or leave them as they are?

what will happen if I leave them be? curious to know ...

 

what kind of palm?
 With some it matters, others, no

Tell us species

 

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If they haven't rooted into the ground too long ago you could dig out a section of soil underneath them and then wash the soil off with a hose. You would probably need to repot them after this though. Unless you want them growing where they are it would be best to do something about the problem now rather than later.

Regards Neil

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5 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

what kind of palm?
 With some it matters, others, no

Tell us species

 

Thanks Dave

these ones I noticed :

roystonia Regi

Pritchardia hillebrandii

Fox tails 

Copernicus baileyana 

Copernicus Alba

and some of my dypsis palms

 

 

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13 hours ago, Mohsen said:

Thanks Dave

these ones I noticed :

roystonia Regi

Pritchardia hillebrandii

Fox tails 

Copernicus baileyana 

Copernicus Alba

and some of my dypsis palms

 

 

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what do you think Dave?

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Like Neil said, it is a problem that needs to be fixed, and the sooner the better, the longer that you leave it the worse the outcome. I try to get into the habit of just picking all of my pots up every couple of weeks, I just rip them off the ground and put them down again. But the only pots that I have are seedlings that I give away. You should be more careful with your more valuable specimens. 

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Cheers Steve

It is not dead, it is just senescence.

   

 

 

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