thank you again aaron! thanks for sharing your knowledge!
acephate (O, S -dimethyl acetylphosphoramidothoate) by wt 4%
triforine (N, N' -[1,4-piperazinediylbis (2,2,2-trichloroenthylidene)] bis [formamidel]) by wt 3.25%
hexakis (2-methyl-2-phenylpropyl)-distannoxane by wt .75%
soil: it's been a few yrs but i don't recall lots of bark being in the soil... if anything i probably mixed regular potting soil with something to help hold the water as well as something (white and very small i think) to help it drain. i would not say the soil is loose - but if push, i can stick my finger down in the soil and it is moist but not soggy. the pot does have a drain pan and i usually only water it when it is dry and then it would take like 1/2 gallon and then i would see some in the drain pan. it appears that the drain pan in empty
way back when i first repotted the palm it had a huge curve in the trunk where it had been growing
towards the light while tucked into lots of other plants
. that curve is now down in the pot and has been for yrs. last time i changed the soil it had a large root ball; i tried not to disturb it.
i will not be watering it until it drys out at least 3 inches. some of the problem in getting it to dry is that it is very cold here (-20° this week) and there seems to be a cold draft at night throughout the house brrrrr!