Palms with a drink problem!.

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karl66
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Palms with a drink problem!.

Post by karl66 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:04 pm

I have a large Butia Capitata in about a 50 litre pot, this is one thirsty palm. Even in cool weather it drys out so quick, is this a sign its a quick grower?. karl.

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Re: Palms with a drink problem!.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:10 pm

That or the compost mix is too well drained!

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Re: Palms with a drink problem!.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:54 pm

Kris' answer is more likely.

My Capitata certainly isn't a big drinker compared to Brahea, Jubaea or even Trachys.

I expect Nigel is the man to give you the full picture Karl.

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Re: Palms with a drink problem!.

Post by Conifers » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:11 pm

If a plant in a pot is drying out very quickly, it usually means it needs repotting.

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Re: Palms with a drink problem!.

Post by Nigel » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:20 am

Not a big drinker........ as others said it must be well drained , at least it can be watered regularly without problem.

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