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Can pygmy date palms be transplanted?

Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020

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Transplanting a grown Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix Roebelenii) One of the issues is that there is a water main just beside the palm and it may be difficult to dig very far around it. It's in pretty loose sand, so the digging part will be easy, but the roots may be grown around the pipes somewhat.

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In this way, how do you transplant date palms?

Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball and about the same depth as the container the date palm has been growing in--deep enough to place the root-shoot interface about an inch below the soil surface. Place the palm in the hole and carefully fill in with soil around the palm.

Secondly, can you split pygmy date palms? pygmy date palm - Knowledgebase Question. If you have two palms growing in a container you can separate them to plant them in different places. They will lose some roots in the process of separation but with good care will recover in time.

Also to know is, how do you propagate pygmy date palms?

Transfer the pygmy date palm seedlings into a 6-inch pot filled with palm-specific potting soil three weeks after germination. Grow it under warm, bright conditions until the following spring. Transplant it into a sunny, well-drained bed once soil temperatures reach 70 F.

How much does a pygmy date palm grow in a year?

Spacing and Growth Rate The less competition for nutrients, the faster the pygmy date palm will grow, meaning that in a group of three, the growth rate will vary. It will take a 2-foot tall pygmy date palm five to seven years to grow 6 feet tall or its full adult size.

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How fast do pygmy date palms grow?

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How deep are pygmy palm roots?

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