Transplanting Areca Palm: 6 Steps to Success

It’s quite traumatizing for any genus to be transplanted. To reduce the stress of the cultivar, one must adopt several rules when transplanting areca palm.

Step 1. Removing old leaves. This is done to curtail amount of water stress in transplanted palms.

Step 2. Making sure that the soil is moist. Transplanted plants lose some roots which results in the lack of water. That is why, before digging, one should check how moist the soil is.

Step 3. Tying the fronds together. It must be done so as not to damage the leaves.

Step 4. Transporting and planting the cultivar. If the palm tree is large, you might need some heavy equipment. To protect the plant from the accidental damage of fronds and roots, wrap the genus with the damp tarp.
Speaking of transplanting, keep in mind that you should dig a hole which two times exceeds the diameter of the root ball. Another thing you must pay attention to is that the specimen should be planted not deeper than the depth at which it was growing before. Otherwise, there can occur water stress and lack of nutrients.

Step 5. Releasing the leaves. The fronds should be untied immediately after transplanting.

Step 6. Fertilization. It shouldn’t be done until there is new growth.

After this stressful for the plant procedure, the specimen will need some time to develop a new root system. While the genus does it, it is likely to experience water stress. That is why one will have to water the palm frequently, every 2-3 days. This will last for about 2-3 weeks. Later, you can go back to regular watering.