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Should I divide this palm?


 
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Liz D
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Should I divide this palm? Reply with quote

I read recently that these are often sold as two stems to "bulk" up the look of the plant in the shop and that once grown they should be separated. I also noticed that even after re-potting last spring there was very little growth- perhaps because it's crowded? I inherited the plant when we moved in 3 years ago so do you think it's safe to separate in the coming months into two plants?

(p.s. it suffered in our very cold house when we were away over Xmas so I've started pulling off it's dead leaves, these aren't related to the crowding!)
Thanks.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ah, those look a little bit too close to allow a casualty free division. I could be wrong though. I suggest having a light root around the top surface soil and popping the plant out of the pot for a further look.
I have divided Dracaena before with no problems but they were not as close as that. I suggest you leave it till march until the plant is growing well again before dividing anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BlackBird. I will wait a few months then to have a root around!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes do that.
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