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HY! I JUST RECEIVED AN PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALM AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF.I MEAN I KNOW HOW TO WATER BUT AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS IMAGE ITS STAND IN A SMALL POT.DO YOU THINK I SHOULD CHANGE IT IN A BIGGER POT? I NEED AN ANSWER PLEASE.THANK YOU ALL


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If the roots are hanging out the bottom, then you may need to repot, but they do quite like being a bit potbound, so only repot if it obviously needs it. That said, there does seem to be rather a lot of top growth in relation to the pot, so perhaps a larger one would be better. Not sure if John Innes No. 2 compost is available in Denmark, but that's what I'd use to repot.
Otherwise, this palm is frost sensitive, particularly when young, so if you have cold winters (and I think you do) you will need to bring it indoors or into a greenhouse over winter.

3 May, 2010

 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,AND I WILL BRING IT INDOORS BECAUSE WE HAVE VERY COLD WINTERS.THANK YOU FOR THE TIP

3 May, 2010

 

And depending on how warm it is now, don't leave outside overnight till all risk of frost is past. Nice, healthy looking plant.

3 May, 2010

 

Mirelusha:

Your Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date palm needs to be transplanted into a larger pot. They are not too picky as to the type of soil...as long as it's good draining. Roots can be pruned during warm weather...which is a good idea for this palms species, because it has a huge root system.

In San Diego, CA where I live they grow to be a huge tree of more than 85 feet/ 26 meters tall.

3 May, 2010

 

Delonix is right, but I really wouldn't worry about the root pruning, Mirelusha - where you live, it will never get that large!

3 May, 2010

 

Bamboo:

Very true...in a pot it will probably not grow larger than 6 feet/ 2 meters tall. However, even in a pot the roots will grow out the holes pretty quickly!

3 May, 2010

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