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Q.Concerning A Sucker That Broke Off My European Fan Palm, How Do I Root It?

Zone 98422 -- Zone 8B | Anonymous added on October 4, 2021 | Answered

I own what I believe to be an European Fan Palm, a side sucker shoot broke off and it has zero roots on it, my question is how can I get it to root, so I later can plant it in a pot with dirt? Do I try and root it in water, or can it go straight into a pot with soil?

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Answered on October 5, 2021

I did some research on this and the consensus was they grow faster from seed. It is very time consuming to try to get a sucker to root, but it can be done, although it may take a couple of years. Insert the tip in rooting hormone with a fungicide and plant in gritty soil in a large pot. Here is the endeavor by a palm society member:


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