Re-growth on trachycarpus

jenifer taggart asked 6 years ago

My Trachycarpus fortunei died in winter of 2010/11. This month I have discovered new leaves growing around the butt of the old truck. It looks like 4 individual new plants are growing from the old root system. Can I separate and transplant these new trachy? If so when n how is best method. Would not like to lose these precious new gifts.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Trachycarpus survived generally as it is remarkably hardy, but younger plants can be damaged.

These are 4 shoots, not 4 separate plants. It might be possible to carefully separate them when they grow to about 1 metre and produce new roots of their own. Some mulch would help this process.

But they might snap off in the process too.