eBay palm question

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eBay palm question

Post by B19bst » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

Mum has asked me to post this( fremma)


What do they think of it's chances after being taken out of the soil at this size.
Considering the size of the pot, the rootball doesn't look very big, but then maybe it shouldn't be!

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Re: eBay palm question

Post by kata » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:18 am

Wow big one B,

Does your mum realise in winter she could have problems. I can't help thinking we will pay for this summer. Maybe you could make some kind of removable cage for protection in winter.

Nice Palm I must say.

Water and leave give a good soak. Tthen make sure you get a complete rootball, maybe break the pot even...then it will be fine. Make sure hole is ample for the rootball spreading. Water the hole before planting.

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Re: eBay palm question

Post by cordyman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Morrisons had them last summer not far off that size for sixty quid.

Advice on here was avoid its nothing more than a cutting with small rootball.

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Re: eBay palm question

Post by pdid » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:22 pm

It might have been worth a punt at £50 but definitely not £300 :shock:

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Re: eBay palm question

Post by multim » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Way to expensive and way too small a pot. I really cannot believe that they paid that much for it originally. I would pass that one by and have a look at the Palm Centre or Trevena Cross if you really want one.
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Re: eBay palm question

Post by jezza » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:10 pm

Way too much money for a palm with not enough root. I dug up a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in october 2011, it started growing again this spring so digging a larger one out does (in my experience) set them back a year.

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