Indoor Washy question

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KirkCO
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Indoor Washy question

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I have a very large Washingtonia (I think it's a Robusta) up against a window in my home. It has done extremely well in a pot over the last 4 years and has actually gained about 4 inches of trunk. It is slow to replace fronds, though, probably considering it's in a pot.

I'm wondering if there are any recommendations in regards to how to keep this palm doing well. I give it some palm fertilizer about every 3 months, and just recently started giving it some miracle grow with waterings.

Thanks!
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Kirk that Washy will do much better if you pot it up. It needs to grow more roots to sustain more top growth. Ex. if it`s in a five gallon pot try putting it in a 10 gallon with rooting hormone.Don`t fertilize for the first few weeks while the roots adjust to transplanting. You will see results within a month.


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Thanks John!

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Thanks!
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