bismarck in michigan
Hi, I am new to this forum, I used to live in florida and love palm trees I recently brought a bismarck back with me from vacation. I didnt know anything about them before I bought it but have read the roots are very sensitive. its about 4' tall from the highest frond to the base and its in a 7 gallon pot with some of the roots exposed on the top. It has 6 fronds the lower 2 are dying, 2 more have brown tips, and the last 2 are fine, it has 2 new ones coming up. It does not look any different since I bought it except the new growth is larger. Will the exposed roots cause problems? I am afraid to transplant it because I dont want it to die from shock.
I was originally thinking of planting it in the ground with heavy protection in the winter like an enclosure with some heat lamps and burlap for the trunk. I read they can handle temperatures as low as 20 degrees. Last winter we only had a week of those temps.
Thanks in advance