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Q.Top-heavy Palm

Zone 37214 | Anonymous added on June 27, 2021 | Answered

I have an 18″ tall palm that is thriving, but the “trunk” is about as skinny as a toothpick and the base from where the leaves started growing is about 2″ in diameter. What can I do to save this before it inevitably snaps off?

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Answered on July 12, 2021

This is a tricky situation. That root should have been planted under the soil line when it was younger. With that being said, I would recommend a larger container. This way you can, carefully, plant up to that level. Just watch your watering after, since there will be quite a bit of soil with no roots in it.

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