Palm help!!!!!!

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  1. plantlady22

    plantlady22 Active Member

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    I have these 3 gorgeous palms. The plants were originally all in one pot. The plants just kept getting bigger and bigger so about 4 years ago I transplanted the plants to 3 pots. The plants seem to be doing well. I would like to know what type of palm the plants are so I can provide more specific care. I have attached photos of the plants. Also the plants are producing what look like little seeds. If I do nothing to the seeds the seeds turn yellowish brown and eventually fall off. I usually cut off the shoots that the seeds grow on. I am not sure what they are or what if anything I should do with them. I have a picture attached. Should I have seperated the palms or just put all 3 in a bigger pot? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Chamaedorea elegans, Parlour Palm. The yellow 'buds' are flowers on an inflorescence.
     
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    Thanks. As you can see by the size in the pictures I sent the palms are pretty big. I mentioned before that the palms had been in one pot but I separated them into 3 pots. Should I have done that? If not can I put all 3 of the plants back together in one pot (in a bigger one of course).
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    They look well as they are. I'm a firm believer if it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
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    I agree. I think I would damage them if I replanted them!
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The reason they were put together in the first place is to make for an arrangement with more foliage. I agree with saltcedar, they look fine as is. You should know that they can be air-layered once they get to be too tall.
     
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    Chamaedoreas can be air-layered?

    (Not to hijack the original post, but this is potentially very exciting news for me.)
     
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    What is air layering?
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    From How to air layer a houseplant (pdf):
    Yes. Root protrusions are produced on the trunk as the palm ages. They can be seen in the third photo in the thread Need some help/tips with repotting parlour palm - Chamaedorea elegans | UBC Botanical Garden Forums. Notice the bumps beneath the first two nodes above the soil. They become more prominent with age.
     
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    Does the original plant produce a new growing tip?
     
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    Thanks. I am not sure if I need to do it just yet but if the palms keep getting bigger I'll have to do something. I don't have the space for 3 large palms! I will do more research on it.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    You won't have to worry for awhile yet by the looks of it.

    I don't think so. I threw out the bottom portion with the knowledge that palms only have one growing tip.
     
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    Everything looks quite accurate, including the info on air layering. Chamaedoreas make great indoor plants, even here in Florida, where they'll also thrive outdoors (I've got several species in the yard).
     

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