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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Oct 24, 2017 12:31 PM CST
Ladies and Gents, I guess this is 1 of those moments when I need this explained again.
I dont understand what part of the palm I am to remove to put in the ground.
Could some one spare couple extra minutes to help me please.
Last night we had a rain storm and it knocked over the palms they are a big mess but I want to propagte before the weather kills them off. They are turning yellow due to cols now.
So im sure I wont have much longer!!
Please some one message me back ASAP I'm trying to get this all done today. The patio is destoyed from unknown storm the weather didnt call for! So things really got tossed around that I'd normally have put up/away when a storm is coming.
Sucks weather isnt something we can rely on as far as forecasters ect. They hardly know THEMSELVES! Lol
Thanks everyone for your time and patiences!
Here is the mess Im about tackle!
Got my blueberry bush too. Idk what I'm doing with it 4 winter either. Last year I took it inside the house and it came back this year.... any ideas??? Top hat blueberry bush. Bought is last spring.

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Palms blown over...
What piece do I remove from the plant to propagate? ??? I dont understand the pup?????

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Last photo.. is this the pup? This would go directly into soil? If this is correct. What pieces shouldI choose. I have 3 palms. One is 3 years old to "us".. the other 2 were replaced at spring so those are newer to us...
I recall someone saying something about dumping the pots thats where the pups are ... so Im so confused!
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DaisyI
Oct 24, 2017 1:34 PM CST
I'm confused too. Smiling

Its a palm tree. Palms have only one growth point - the tip. Cut that off and you kill your palm. The tip (or any pups you remove from the sides) will not root. If there were several palm plants in one pot, you can separate them and plant them individually. But yours looks like a clumping palm. There is no separating it.

Plant you blueberry out in your yard.
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Oct 24, 2017 1:52 PM CST
PamelaLynn77 said:

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Looking at this photo I do not see drainage holes. A plant that gets blown over by the wind does not turn yellow practically overnight. You should probably drill several holes in the pots, stick the palms back into the pots, given them from fresh soil (they sell a bagged soil for palms), and do not over water.

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plantladylin
Oct 24, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Do you know what type of Palms you have there? Are they a type that will survive planted in the ground in your zone? If they are, I'm not sure what time of year they should be planted but spring might be best, to give them a good long season to become established.
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plantmanager
Oct 24, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Pamela, from what I see, the palms will not live in the ground in your area. They need to be repotted in pots with drainage, and taken inside for winter. The blueberries should be fine planted in the ground there.
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ScotTi
Oct 24, 2017 3:53 PM CST
Pamela, You have Ravenea rivularis palms ( aka Majesty palm). Propagation is not possible from cuttings. If you want to save them from the cold you will need to pull in your existing potted plants and give them a good sunny location.
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plantladylin
Oct 24, 2017 5:22 PM CST
I thought they looked like Majesty Palm (Ravenea rivularis) or Dwarf Majesty Palm (Ravenea hildebrandtii) but my eyesight is poor so I wasn't sure. They will definitely not survive planted in the ground as far north as Maryland.
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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Oct 24, 2017 10:53 PM CST
Majesty Palm (Ravenea rivularis)
Plantladylin thats correct.
So you can not propagate them period?
Let me ask another question.
I do live in Maryland b6 zone . My pots do have drainage holes you just cant see in pics. I didnt know I should use palm soil though. They just recently started turning a little yellow from the cold.
Each year the palms are normally taken inside but this year we deciced not to bring them back inside because they take up so much space at the bay window. At christmas is hardest time for space in the living room.
Thats why I wanted to try and propagate. So if I cant do any of that then.. what if I move them to a very very sunny spot on our deck. I had petunias and other plants growing there in December last year. The deck is built pretty high up...
Would it be possible to keep them on the deck and maybe there could be any chance of survival thur the winter.
Especially if I keep the snow off or keep it the best I can???????
Is that impossible? If not I must give up. The votes already in for the house the palms go this year??????????
Thanks everyone for your time!!!!

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Name: Daisy I
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Oct 25, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Does your deck stay above freezing? I live in zone 6 - my coldest temperature last year was 12 but we had a warm winter. I can usually expect temperatures down near 0.
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plantmanager
Oct 25, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Pamela if you have no place inside for the palms, can you let them winter with friends who have more space? They will not survive outdoors in your climate.
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Oct 25, 2017 10:04 AM CST
If your petunias bloomed on the deck all winter last year, there's a chance the palms will also survive, Pamela. What they won't survive is having the soil freeze, so you might also wrap the pots in something to help insulate the roots. If you can place them right up against the south-facing house wall, and better yet near a window (which will let some heat out of the house at night) they may be ok. You will need to water them lightly through the winter if it doesn't rain.

It really depends upon how cold it gets, and for how long. Keeping them watered is important and also under an overhang so snow and frost don't get on them.
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Oct 26, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Palms can only be propagated by seed and by division.

Majesty Palms will not withstand sub-freezing temps so you will have to bring it inside. Unfortunately, Majesty Palms have a terrible track record when used indoors. They need a lot of overhead direct sunlight all day, copious water and fertilizer. There are other Palm species that do quite well indoors, but Majesty is not one of them. I'm afraid you are fighting a losing battle with this particular plant.
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Name: Pamela Gregory
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Oct 27, 2017 10:47 PM CST
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