A local greenhouse near me is selling out all their old stock of large specimen sized palms, bannana plants, draceneas, etc. from $4.99 to $19.99. I got a six foot tall triangle palm for $4.99 (it was the only one which looked like I could fit it in my tiny Ford Focus car).
So now I have a six foot triangle palm with a 6-8" diameter trunk that is in too small of a pot. I would like to repot it ASAP. I'm thinking of using about 50% continous feed (0.5-0.5-0.5) peat moss and perlite mix and 50% orchid bark, I'll probably add some horticultral charcoal as well. Does this sound like a reasonable soil mix for a triangle palm? Should I put some time release balanced fertilizer (20-20-20) granules ontop as well or will palms do fine with minimal fertilizer?
Sorry for so many questions but my library is filled with Nep and orchid books, palms are new to me. I have no idea how fast or slow they grow. Thanks for any thoughts! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]