I inherited this parlour palm from a friend about 5 years ago and it's done very well so far. Virtually all the leaves you see have grown since I first got it. It regularly produces "flowers" (the seed-head thingies) and always has a new leaf spike on the way. The roots are quite strange, as you can see - they appear to die off after a while, leaving a knobbly protuberance, with new roots appearing beneath the old ones. I'm a bit concerned about it because you can almost see daylight between the roots and the soil now (see pic 3), it's developing quite a lean (the trunk almost looks too slender to support the weight of the leaves) and recently it's not been able to accept as much water in the pot as it used to without overflowing. Over the past couple of weeks the leaves have begun to look pretty dried-out too (not changed colour or anything, just a bit... flat and thirsty-looking). I'm thinking it's pretty much outgrown its pot (which is pretty tiny, as you can see) so I bought a new one today (see pic 2). But - the new pot is huge! Much bigger than I thought it would be in comparison to the old one - and I'm concerned that this large a jump in size will not be good for my palm. So I have a few questions - firstly - do you think it needs repotting? I've read that parlour palms like to be quite pot-bound, but I'm just getting the feeling that it really isn't getting as much water as it needs any more. Secondly - when should I repot it (what time of year?) and is this new pot too big for it? Thirdly - should I cover up the old root knobs by increasing the height of the soil when I repot, or might this rot the stem? Thanks so much. Hope you can help.