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Mary200631

Advice welcome!Trying to turn a council garden into my haven! Medical issues means I have to give and take ...but love the peace my garden is bringing

Dypsis lutescens syn. Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Areca lutescens

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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Mary200631

2 of these were given to me yesterday.. so going to see if I can make them look a bit healthier

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Mary200631

#palm-advice

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brightcolours

I’d cut the old leaves off so energy is directed towards new growth.

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brightcolours

I’d deep soak the pots so the potting medium is well soaked.

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brightcolours

You need to submerge the whole pot into a bucket (or sink) of room-temperature water. The water level needs to be well over the rim / top of the pot. May need to be weighted down. Leave the pot submerged until the bubbles stop (takes longer the bigger the pot and the drier the potting mix). Do this regularly.

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Mary200631

@brightcolours I’ve cut some of the leaves off and will submerge them both tonight... going to have fun finding a place for them 😂 thank you soo much for your advice

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brightcolours

Good luck!!

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Mary200631

Thank you @brightcolours

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