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Coul`d somebody tell me if is OK to repot my Canary Island date palm, I have repoted already two months ago but I saw last night at the draineg hole a tiny bug like with lots of legs, after searching on net I found out it would be better to repot the plant but only concern if is OK to do after two months of repotting, the plant is young.Thansk



I take it the sites you saw recommended repotting on the strength of the kind of bug? What kind of bug is it? Only a very few kinds are harmful. If it is a harmful kind, such as vine weevil, you can repot it now, but remove 1/3 to 1/2 of the older leaves to keep it from going into shock, since you will probably have to washg off all the soil, which is like major surgery for a plant! Still, better now than later in the year.

1 Jun, 2011


thanks for the answer, it is probably millipede and been thinking if I would leave the plant till october before I move it in the house for overwinter maybe would be OK but other concern is I taking my plant in over night cos "nice" people keep stolen from me my palms.I don`t mind the bug just afraid to be introduce in my flat.Thanks

1 Jun, 2011


Yep, millipedes are harmless, but no one needs another uninvited guest tickling their toes at night!

1 Jun, 2011

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