Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

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Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

Post by bwelton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:43 am

Hi there,

I have a few Trachycarpus’s (2.5 to 3.5m trunks) in large containers.

What should the soil level be at the base of the Trunk ?

Should the bottom trunk roots be showing or covered in soil ?

Many thanks
Bob


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Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

Post by tatter » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:26 pm

Hello Bob and welcome to the forum.
In my opinion the roots should not be showing above the soil as this will expose them to the air and probability of drying out and drying. Like any plant that you buy it is always a good idea to plant to at least to the depth the plant was in the pot
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Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

Post by bwelton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:12 pm

Thx, I did get them like that already, but wondered if the soil should be higher or if that was the way roots reach out at the base like some other plans.


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Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:48 pm

Bob, good advice from jim but lots of palm's have ariel root's that happily live above ground level...nothing to worry about.


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Post by bwelton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 pm

Many thanks


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Post by chainsaw kid » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 am

Both the guys are right as trachys don't seem to be to fussy, however as a personal preference if I were replanting them I would plant them deeper and cover the roots just because I could. icon_thumright
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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:28 am

Bob, I had a spare hour today so was thinning out my Jungle, which enabled me to get to the base of my biggest Trachycarpus, 3 meter trunk. There were a mass of roots above the ground, this is a palm that grows very well so obviously it is not detrimental icon_thumright .
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Post by bwelton » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:31 am

Hi chainsaw,

Many thanks.


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