Repotting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by wmackiejr
July 10, 2009
I have 3 pigmy date palms that I planted as babys 1 yr ago. I've already transferred them into a #16 pot. Now they are gigantic and it appears as though the roots are growing upward back out of the pot. What is my next step. Do I go to a larger pot or put them in the ground.

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2009
I'm afraid you'll have to keep repotting in larger and larger pots as the plants grow. Have you considered planting in half-whiskey or half-wine barrels? They'll probably have enough root room for a few years if you plant them in these overly large containers. The alternative is to plant them in the ground. Enjoy your palms.

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