Repotting the coconut palm - How to do it right

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As usual for all palms, the coconut palm must be repotted from time to time. But when is the best time to do it and can you do something wrong?

Coconut palms need to be repotted every 3 years

Coconut palms are one of the most popular palms, which is why they can be found in many living rooms today. After all, they do not just look good, with a little care, they stay with you for a long time. An important care measure is e.g. the repotting. Only those who do this regularly can get the South Sea feeling in their own house.

When is the best time to repot?

A coconut palm usually needs to be repotted every three to four years, preferably at the beginning of spring. A visible sign that repotting the plant is necessary is the emergence of small, very fine roots on the surface of the earth.

What does the right flowerpot look like?

Depending on the size of the coconut palm, you need to take a flower pot that is a few centimeters larger in diameter than the plant. It is also important that you reach for a tall planter, because the so-called pile roots grow vertically downwards, for which they need a lot of space.

Here's how to make a good pot:

In the planter give either good garden soil, which you mix with some sand, or substrate. It is important then when inserting the coconut palm in the pot that half of the coconut must look up. In addition, it is important that you do not damage the roots of the plant when repotting. So just gently press the earth.

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