Palm plants are very easy by nature. Take an example from the Kentia palm. This plant belongs to the Araceae. These are strong houseplants with few demands. Just like almost all palms! Palms are used to standing outside in nature and can usually withstand extreme weather conditions. The leaves will really not break off just like that when there is a sigh of wind.
Whether it is the Areca palm, Wagner palm (Trachycarpus Wagnerianus) or the popular Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana). All of them are palms that you can propagate in the same way. Palm propagation is done by tearing. But how do you do that?
- Kentia palm, Areca palm or Wagner palm
- An old towel
- A water tap nearby
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a palm plant
- Put down an old towel.
- Remove the palm from its flowerpot and shake as much soil from the roots as possible.
- Put the roots of the plant on the old towel.
- Think in advance about how many pups you would like to divide the palm.
- Then move the roots under running water. This will cause the roots to separate from each other by themselves.
- Separate roots where necessary.
- As soon as you have taken the roots apart properly, you can divide the plant into several pups.
- Repot the cuttings in a flowerpot with fresh potting soil.
- Immediately after repotting, water the cuttings.
- It is important to keep the cuttings well moist in the first period after cutting. The humidity stimulates root growth.