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Why is my majesty palm still tipping over


Ashiarobinsonfloyd

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I repotted my majesty palm about 2months ago because is was root bound to its pot I bought it in. But as I rotate it so that all parts get sun I notice it still kind of tips over, even in this pot that is big enough.  Should I ajust the position of it in the pot and push it down further into the pot. Or is this normal ? 

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Photos? If it is wobbly, stake it.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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I cannot see in your profile where you live so I'll guess that it gets COLD in the wintertime.

On a day > 32°, Take it outside and flood the pot with water. Shake it a little and let the water drain for an hour. Bring it indoors and place in a basin so it can continue draining.

Check and see if the soil settled any. My thought is that the soil is too loose or there are actually air pockets.

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Stake it. Use plastic zip ties to do so. That potting medium looks mucky. What is it? It should be light, coarse and free-draining.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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I gave up Miracle Gro soils after many plant deaths from root rot and sought out looser, coarser soil. I also ditched peat moss as an additive. Switched to coco coir. I also use perlite to lighten up the mix although some people prefer Turface, pumice, even coarse sand. The point is to avoid potting your palms in dense black sludge. I know majesties are water hogs but they don’t want their roots suffocated. They also have a reputation as terrible house plants. Some palms take well to indoor living but this is not one of them. Doesn’t stop garden centers from peddling them. 

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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