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Palm cuttings by separating

ALL ABOUT PROPAGATING

How do you propagate a Palm?

Palms come in all shapes and sizes. From the Areca palm, to the Kentia palm. All special plants. Most palms are fairly easy to care for. They are used to extreme conditions.

Palms come in all shapes and sizes. From the Areca palm, to the Kentia palm. All special plants. Most palms are fairly easy to care for. They are used to extreme conditions.

Supplies

  • Palm
  • Old towel
  • A tap nearby
  • Flower pot with fresh potting soil

Propagating Palms in 4 steps

1. Cleaning roots

First of all, put an old towel on the floor near a tap, or on the sink.

You propagate a palm by separating the different shoots from each other. Remove the mother plant from its pot and then place the roots of the plant on the old towel. This keeps any damage to a minimum.

2. Rinse the root ball clean

The most important thing is not to tear or cut the roots of the shoots.

It is best to rinse the root ball under a running tap. Of course, do not turn on the tap full.

If all goes well, the roots will come loose because of the running water. Separate the entangled roots where possible.

3. Go ahead and repot it!

As soon as you have taken the roots apart and gone from one houseplant to two or more, you can repot. Know that the roots are very sensitive after rinsing and taking the roots apart.

4. Taking care of the cuttings

Did you repot the cuttings? Then it’s important to find a light spot for them. It is also necessary to give them more water than normal. With water you stimulate the roots to attach themselves to the soil.

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