repotting date palm - Knowledgebase Question

Laughlin, NV (Zone 7A)
Question by devynsmom07
February 27, 2007
My new indoor date palm has a lot of roots coming out of the topsoil, should I cover these when I replant or leave them bare?


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Answer from NGA
February 27, 2007

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Surface roots can indicate your palm is potbound and the roots have nowhere else to go. When you repot, set the rootball deep enough so the surface roots are covered with barely an inch of potting soil. (Don't plant too deeply or trunk rot can develop.) Best wishes with your palm!

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