How can I seperate my golden palm and kentia palms as they are getting too big?

All plants healthy but worried about root system damaging wall. Can we seperate Kentia Palms, three (+) stems growing from each plant.


01 October 2013 03:50 AM

Hi Lorraine,

I can appreciate when you first planted the palms, the garden bed being 800mm would have seemed to be quite large. Now that the palms are growing they will be taking up a lot of that space. Both of the palms you have planted will have extensive root systems and will need plenty of room to grow. I am hoping they are still quite young and can be successfully transplanted. Now that it is spring, palms can be transplanted at this time of the year. To lessen the stress on the palms, it would be best to remove them from the spot they are now in, divide them, each with a substantial root system and transplant them into a new location. To help the palms to settle in and to help initiate new roots, we would suggest watering in with either the Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. You may need to stake each palm until the roots have established. Water well during the summer months.

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