Pygmy Date Palms - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Question by suziesinatra
January 18, 2009
They come 2 to a pot. Am I supposed to cut between them to encourage growth ? I've seen them grown together and seperate almost like they were split apart . thank you

Answer from NGA
January 18, 2009


You can separate them while they are small, or you can leave them together and plant each potfull as though it was a single plant. Because of the potential size of a pygmy date palm, I'd be inclined to cut them apart and plant them separately. Remove the nursery pot and slice straight down between the palms with a sharp knife. Then plant immediately. Best wishes with your palms.

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