The Q&A Archives: Lady Palm

Question: I'm planting 2 Lady Palms. The containers are full of stems and roots. Do I break them up before planting or plant them whole?

Answer: Palms have fibrous root systems and it will be difficult to separate the roots of your palms. Just plant them as is without trying to untangle the root mass. Dig holes as deep but a little wider than the nursery containers and set the plants in, backfilling with soil you took out of the planting holes. Water the palms thoroughly after planting to help settle the soil and be sure to water twice a week until they become established. Best wishes with your new palms.

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