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I would like to ask how long should I wait with watering my madagascar palm after repotting.
Thank you, very much.
Petr K.


It should not have been transplanted until after the first day of spring when the roots would be actively growing. That is also a plant that does not need moved to a larger pot unless the  diameter of the plant is nearly the same as the diameter of the pot.

Since it is already repotted I would go ahead and water it minimally but empty the drain tray under it an hour after watering. After that water it about 1/4 the amount you normally do every two weeks. Then do not water it completely again until you see new signs of growth. Write again if you have more questions. Good luck!


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I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


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