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  2. Yes Lytocaryum wedd x Syagrus romanzoffiana has been done before. Butia x Lytocaryum hoehnei has been done as well but I haven't heard of L x B before.
  3. Hello Kai, if you pollinate with same species and have some seeds left I would be lucky to grow one or two of them. Maybe the pollen from Butia and Sygrus is not really compatible? Have you ever heard about these crosses? Eckhard  
  4. Licuala Ramsayi soil & water preferences

    I stumbled on this article and it's uncanny how well it fits my symptoms and situation (even the curling): Symptoms of ammonium toxicity: In bedding plants and plugs, symptoms appear first in younger leaves. Leaves exhibit yellowing (chlorosis) between the veins. This can progress to scattered brown (necrotic) spots, On more mature crops, mid to older leaves are affected. Depending on plant species, the edges of leaves may curl upward or downward. Root growth is impeded and root tips may die, which bocornes an entry point for root diseases. Apparently ammonium (NH4+) is speedily converted to nitrate (NO3-) by bacteria, but these bacteria don't do well if it is cold or lack of oxygen. And due to relatively compact soil, increased soil volume after repotting and belief that this palm likes wet soil, there has been little oxygen for sure. The fert I use has 40% NH4+ and 60% NO3-, I will switch to one with 5% NH4+. NH4+ is toxic if in high concentrations and accumulates due to CEC of soil. NO3- is harmless and also leaches easily. I should also leach the soil and of course try to make sure oxygen gets in there, initially by not watering until barely moist an scraping off a couple of cm of the top soil, and preferably also change soil. There also is a tip in the PDF how to use gypsum if severly affected. BTW ammonium is both produced and consumed by a number of processes (at least 80) within plants, and it might also be possible to use nitrate  and  potassium to antagonize ammonium toxicity says this PDF. Reason for NH4+ in fert seems to just be the possible advantage of it leaching much less than NO3- but apparently NH4+ is not necessary in fert if you apply fert each watering.
  5. my Chamaedorea metallicas are flowering?

    Rafał, take a look here: Regards Eckhard
  6. Free Chamadorea radicalis seeds!

    Kai, how old are your seedlings? Mine are now nearly 5 month old. Are yours the ones from 2015? I will give some of them to friends here in Germany who love palms too.. Eckhard  
  7. Crownshafts in the light of morning

    Okay, I will show. Royal crownshaft (with tiny arms signaling a touchdown!) in the morning, taken today:
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  9. I'm also happy you hooked me up with a smaller version of one of the beautiful Dypsis aff.tokoravina? I am curious if it's the same mystery palm Bill Austin recently posted... I can hope. Then there is this giant Hedyscepe you hooked me up with in a 15 gal. I am scoping a spot in the back yard to plant it and it will join pyriformis and klotzschiana as the only palms I have planted duplicates of!  THANKS again Josh! Mahalo! Rum and coke in the future!
  10. As usual Josh, I had a great time scoping out your beauties..all the time basically forgetting to remember to take many/any pics... but your mealybug!.. WOW!   
  11. Foxtail surprises me

    Looking good Chris! 
  12. You just keep at it
  13. Sabinaria magnifica died

    I just can tell: Sri Lankan soil must be the best ! 
  14. That is one of the worst palms an enthousiast could lose. I'm so sorry! I was wondering what kind of soil you used for repotting and if you might know anything about its specifics. And maybe on what differences there were between old and new soil. One day I will have to repot mine as well so I'm very eager to learn what exactly went wrong with your plant.
  15. Is somewhat similar, but, as you stated, not really a desert tree. Will take a closer look at that tho. Thanks.
  16. Chamaedorea Geonomiformis seed

    to Russia deliver?
  17. 1 year of growth. This species can do well in Central Florida under the right circumstances if you start with enough seedlings and look for the strongest one(s).
  18. Evening garden update august 2017

    Should I remove these Rhopaloblaste ? is it too crowded?
  19. Crownshafts in the light of morning

    Very nice DD.
  20. Dypsis Ambositrae For Sale

    Still have a few left! Grown in full sun!
  21. Lytocaryum itapebiense

    Still awaiting the first pinnate leaf...
  22. Hello there, since we got hit by Typhoon "Talim" ten days ago, one of my beloved (still young) Veitchia joannis is showing signs of bouncing back to life - a new ring on the trunk... New spears should follow soon, with best regards - Lars
  23. Free Chamadorea radicalis seeds!

    This is what my little seedlings look like today. Many differences between them though.. Next spring most of them will be planted out in a protected spot in my garden, protected by a bunch of Trachycarpus. Hope they'll survive next years' winter in Amsterdam!
  24. Hydriastele longispatha in First garden

    September 2017: still hoping to see some of your Hydriastele longispatha ! I can't be the only one growing this species il like very much.  
  25. I'm affraid I have been prematurely euforic on the L x Q hybrid attempt. All little seeds seem to be falling off, only 2 remain, but I expect those to fall off as well. Should I keep trying or just pollinate with same species pollen?
  26. Lytocaryum weddelllianum from seed

    Today, many of the seedlings that I germinated from the seeds that I got from Len have found their way to other enthousiasts. These pretty little seedlings seem to appeal to even non-palmfreaks and have found their way even as far as Poland. About 15 little plants remain part of my collection today and one of them has got me wondering as to what it exactly might be. All seeds came from the same infructence, so we might be talking about a hybrid or a natural occurring deviation. There's no way to be sure but anybody who wishes to comment and share expertise is very welcome in doing so. Ok I won't leave you in the dark any longer, here are some photo's: For comparison. The seedling on the left is a Lyto wedd I consider a normal one and the one on the right is the seedling I was talking about. The way the leaves curl is what I consider to be very unlike Lyto wedd... Even the 8th leaf is still not fully pinnate, which appears more Syagrus-like. Note: most Lyto wedd seedlings have their 2nd leaf fully pinnate, sometimes even their first leaf. When Len sent me the seeds he told me there might be some hybrids (couldn't guarantee species purity) because he had at the time a floring queen and a L. hoehnei not too far away from the Lytocaryum. What do you fellow palmtalkers think I might have here?
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