New Silver Joey Palm owner! Any tips?
I got hold of a seedling Johannesteijsmannia Magnifica (what a name!) a few months ago.
It hasn't grown at all since I got it.
I've been keeping it indoors in bright, indirect light at a temperature of about 20 C / 70 F, give or take a few degrees. The humidity varies between 50% and 70% - it takes several days for this kind of change to occur usually.
Sometimes in the mornings the plant gets direct sun.
I don't know what the soil is like, since I heard that these plants really don't like to have their roots disturbed. When I got it, it still had some growing space in its tree tube, so I left it alone.
Judging by the weight of the pot though, I think the soil retains moisture well. Is that good?
I got the plant in autumn and now it's winter (here in Australia) and I was wondering if that's why it hasn't grown?
To be fair, none of my other palms are growing much at this time of year.
I'm just very keen to get this beauty up to a good size. It's probably the most exciting plant in my collection!
Any tips would be much appreciated!