Best palm for pots

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Mowgley

Best palm for pots

Post by Mowgley » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Good evening all

I'm looking at getting a couple of palms for some pots. I
Which palms would be best suited?
Or would I be better off with some cordylines?

bordersboy

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by bordersboy » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:23 pm

Pheonix roebellini. Mines in its pot and is indoors most of the year.It must be happy as it flowers every year .Of course it would be happier outdoors but as its in a flat on the 4th floor that aint happening.

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Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:29 pm

Chammies do well in pots and and don't mind if you accidentally forget to water then.

Mowgley

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Mowgley » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:55 pm

Was either thinking a waggy, chammy or washingtonia
I like the blue ones Chamaerops humilis cerifera

Wilza

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Wilza » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:06 pm

Cordylines don't do well in pots long term. Trachycarpus wagnerianus or chamaerops would be my choice. :)

kevineden

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by kevineden » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:17 pm

chammy vulcano :!:

Delboy

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Delboy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:11 pm

I would go for Chamaerops Cerifera, lovely looking palm and happy in a pot.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Pheonix Roebellini without a doubt. Suit pots perfectly and makes them much easier to keep in the UK.

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Cordyline Karo Kiri do very weel in pots apparently (just got one and been reading up)

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chamaedorea species, Elegans or Radicalis do very well indoors and can be put out while there's no frost possibility.

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Wilza

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Wilza » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm

here is a Chamaerops cerifera I recently planted, such a nice looking palm icon_thumleft and also a waggie :)
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Mowgley

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Mowgley » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:35 pm

Really like the waggy and chamaerops cerifera wilza
The cordyline Karo kiri looks interesting too
Right where to get them from now :D

Rob S

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Rob S » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:38 pm

You didn't state indoor or outdoor palms!

Wilza

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Wilza » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:47 pm

Mowgley wrote:Really like the waggy and chamaerops cerifera wilza
The cordyline Karo kiri looks interesting too
Right where to get them from now :D
both plants are from The Palm Centre http://www.palmcentre.co.uk/
but it's also worth looking on here: http://www.hardy-palms.co.uk/

Mowgley

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Mowgley » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Outdoor if I bring anymore plants into the house I'll be shot :lol:

GoggleboxUK

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:08 am

As you're in Nottingham I'd avoid the Roebelinii if you can't bring it inside.

Both Cerifera and Washingtonia will probably need the pot dragging to a sheltered spot and/ bubblewrapping if you're buying young palms. Make sure you use a free draining mix too.

Nigel

Re: Best palm for pots

Post by Nigel » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:41 pm

Chamaerops humilis is far and away the best long term candidate for a pot in the UK.

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