Dwarf Palmetto – Separating

Q: I bought a potted dwarf palmetto and noticed there are three plants in the container. Can these be separated?

A: I don’t see why not. Soak the rootball in a bucket of water and gentle pull the stems apart. Dwarf palmetto likes full sun to part shade in soil that dries quickly after rain. They are tough plants but the easiest way to kill one is to plant it in heavy clay soil.