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Licuala Grandis soil change


Elio

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I’m going to purchase a Licuala Grandis and will need to change the soil mix after doing so. I’ll grow it indoors in a pot. I found a suggestion for a soil mix on this site (Seramis, bark and Leca) but I have a few questions about it. 

- The plant will be in regular potting soil when I purchase it. If I repot it immediately into the mix mentioned above, will the roots be able to adjust?

- How should I go about repotting it? Do I have to remove all old potting soil from the roots? Is it better to let the old soil dry out before repotting or is moist soil better? Should I do it immediately after purchasing or let it acclimatize a bit?

I’d be thankful for any advice!

Elio

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Good question with a few different outcomes depending how you go about you could remove all the old soil hosing it out gently but  with delicate roots being a licuala of temperamental root disturbance not recommended a kentia or golden cane palm not a problem with root disturbance don’t let it dry prior to repotting you could simply repot into another container the next size up from the one you have palms don’t like to be over potted ie to big a container so a 140mm container palm with good roots would be potted into 175mm or 200mm container I suggest just simply repotting into a new container with your choice of potting mix making sure it has good drainage give it a good drink of seaweed extract which contains vitamin B then be careful over watering it good luck 

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Thanks for your reply!

So it isn’t a problem that the old soil will still be in and around the roots after I repot it?

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21 hours ago, Elio said:

Thanks for your reply!

So it isn’t a problem that the old soil will still be in and around the roots after I repot it?

It shouldn’t be a problem at all just treat the palm as you normally would one thing that a lot of growers do with rare and exotic plants is worry to much about them if it was a common plant available in the hundreds we gardeners tend not to worry planting them and repotting as casual events but with rare and sometimes exspensive plants we tend to over fuss them and do more wrong than right so just repot your palm without a worry overwatering is the main cause of indoor palm problems not repotting them 

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