Pots for Palms

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Pots for Palms

Post by Blairs » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:34 pm

Is this style of pot good for less hardy palms as it limits the amount of water the palm roots receives? I suppose you would need it to have a wide base so it is not walways blowing over?
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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:39 pm

Bit of a butter to get the palm out without destroying the pot though when it is time to pot them on!


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by multim » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:23 pm

You really don't want to put a palm in an 'Ali Baba' style pot, especially terracotta as you cannot pot-on the palm without breaking the pot and the palm will eventually break the pot anyway.
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Post by Blairs » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:27 pm

Good point AdamD and Multim. Such large pots would cost too much to break.


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:17 pm

Another thing is that whilst they would restrict the amount of rainfall falling into them during the winter they would also take a lot longer to water during the summer for the same reason.


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:31 pm

Isn't that Phoenix canariensis_CIDP on Ebay at the mo ?


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Blairs » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:59 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Isn't that Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP on Ebay at the mo ?
Yes it is the one in Cornwall on sale on ebay. The price caught my eye as it seemed high for what it is and the pot gave me an idea.


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:34 am

Blairs wrote:
Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Isn't that Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP on Ebay at the mo ?
Yes it is the one in Cornwall on sale on ebay. The price caught my eye as it seemed high for what it is and the pot gave me an idea.
Same thoughts myself. Last time i looked it was nearly £80............ :shock: That pot is totally useless for such a palm and a similar size palm itself would be many, many "happy meals " cheaper.


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Wilza » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:50 pm

One of the best planters for a palm like that would be half a large reclaimed oak barrel.


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Re: Pots for Palms

Post by Alsone » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:01 am

If anyone wants some cheap pots at the moment, I found these at Poundstretcher:

http://www.poundstretcher.co.uk/product ... -4096.html

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58cm Venetian style black plastic pot for £5.99!

They don't look too bad and aren't bad quality either.

Don't get me wrong, there are thicker ones out there, but they're perfectly strong and for the money are excellent value as a small tree pot.

I also managed to find a Stewart 90cm black plastic pot at my local garden centre for £29.99. So worth looking out for.


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