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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    February 19, 2024
    Certified Expert

    I would, and separate them. If this is a Pygmy species, Then container care will be a little more straightforward. If this is a standard species, then it is going to take quite a bit of work to keep it happy in container.

    Here are some general care tips for your palm:

    Provide your indoor date palm with bright, indirect light and temperatures between 60-85°F (15-30°C). Water your palm when the top inch of soil feels dry, ensuring proper drainage to prevent waterlogging. Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Prune yellow leaves and remove dead or damaged fronds.

    Root pruning is essential for container-grown date palms. Prune the roots every two years or when the plant becomes root-bound. To do this, carefully remove the plant from its container, and use pruning shears or a sharp knife to trim the roots back by about one-third. Repot the palm in fresh, well-draining soil and return it to its indoor environment. Regularly monitor the plant's health and adjust its care routine as needed to maintain optimal growth and appearance.



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