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Archontophoenix cunninghamiana after the freeze
Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:32 PM
But to my point, the A. cunninghamiana palm below was totally defoiliated from the three nights of freezing temperatures. Last year I made a posting asking when I could expect my A. cunninghamina and alexandrae species palms to start producing seed. Well, I don't know if I will get seed, but my fried cunninghamiana palm below put out its first inflorescence yesterday when a frond base fell off.
Since my weather has gotten very warm as of late, my crown shaft palms have really kicked into the growth mode. Old frond bases are falling off and new spears are getting long and fat. On some palm two fronds have opened (or ae in the process of opening) since the freeze.
The below photos are progression photos.
The below photo is my A. cunninghamiana last summer:
The below photo was taken about one month after the January freezes:
The below photo was taken today, showing the open spath and inflorescence. Note the two detached frond bases that both fell off the same day (yesterday):
The below photo is a close up of the inflorescence:
Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:17 PM
Edited by enigma99, 14 December 2009 - 07:17 PM.
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