Cat Palm repotting
I live in Florida (not NY). I've been growing a Cat Palm (Chamaedorea Cataractarum) in a pot on the patio for about 4 months. It desperately needed repotting.
After pulling it out of the pot, the roots had encircled the old pot so tightly I couldn't loosen them. I decided to root prune cutting about 1/3 of the bottom and slicing into the sides around the root ball.
My objective was to put the palm back in the same size pot.
I have root pruned regular houseplants, but never a palm.
Did I kill it by pruning so severely? What are the methods for root pruning Palms.