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#41 Howeadypsis

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:35 AM

Coccothrinax is one gorgeous looking palm species! Of course I culd never grow it outdoors here but I reckon it would look great as a patio plant!
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#42 PalmatierMeg

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:14 AM

Last night I took photos of my Coccothrinax borhidiana (or the one that was sold to me as one back in 2005 or 2006). Looks like it might be the real deal. It's doubled its size to about 24" tall (a rocket). It's one lovely little palm.

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I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.


#43 Howeadypsis

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:41 AM

Fabulous looking palm Meg,really nice specimen!
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Larry Shone in wet and sunny north-east England!
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Tie two fish together and though they have two tails they cannot swim
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#44 Al in Kona

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:39 AM

I have two Coccothrinax borhidiana in the ground. Yes, they are very slow growing but worth waiting for IMO. This is a very hardy palm in that it has been growing mostly on its own without supplemental water or fertilizer relying on nature for everything.
It was planted in an out of the way spot so I guess you could say I've neglected it. I think it's time I start to at least give it some fertilizer after a deep soaking and help it out a bit and see if that will give it a growth boost! LOL. What kind of fertilizer are the rest of you using who are growing this palm? Bayside Mike was asking for others to share their photos of this small attractive fan-palm, so here are a few pics of my largest one, now about 46 cm. (1.5 ft.) tall.

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Hawaii Island (Big Island), leeward coast, 19 degrees N. latitude, south Kona mauka at approx. 380m (1,250 ft.) and about 1.6 km (1-mile) upslope from ocean.

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Summer maximum rainfall - variable averaging 900-1150mm (35-45") - Perfect drainage on black volcanic rocky soil.  
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#45 bayside mike

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:28 AM

Last night I took photos of my Coccothrinax borhidiana (or the one that was sold to me as one back in 2005 or 2006). Looks like it might be the real deal. It's doubled its size to about 24" tall (a rocket). It's one lovely little palm.

I hate to say it Meg, but this one looks a little crossed up.
Maybe with thrinax radiata.

Edited by bayside mike, 06 May 2009 - 11:28 AM.

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#46 PalmatierMeg

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:28 AM

Last night I took photos of my Coccothrinax borhidiana (or the one that was sold to me as one back in 2005 or 2006). Looks like it might be the real deal. It's doubled its size to about 24" tall (a rocket). It's one lovely little palm.

I hate to say it Meg, but this one looks a little crossed up.
Maybe with thrinax radiata.


Do Thrinax & Coccothrinax interbreed? I know the Coccothrinax species like to get up close and personal, so a hybrid there wouldn't surprise me.
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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.


#47 bayside mike

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:30 AM

Last night I took photos of my Coccothrinax borhidiana (or the one that was sold to me as one back in 2005 or 2006). Looks like it might be the real deal. It's doubled its size to about 24" tall (a rocket). It's one lovely little palm.

I hate to say it Meg, but this one looks a little crossed up.
Maybe with thrinax radiata.


Do Thrinax & Coccothrinax interbreed? I know the Coccothrinax species like to get up close and personal, so a hybrid there wouldn't surprise me.

I am almost positive that Thrinax and cocothrinax interbreed. The reason I said radiata is because of how the leaflets go all the way around the frond.
Some other cocothrinax's do that, but radiatas are a lot more common.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

Hello everyone.

 

Just a quick promo ad for this palm.....

NatureGirl/Xena WP/Charlene is selling the seeds on these.

I think Ill order a few.

 

Cheers


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