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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:59 AM
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 08:53 AM
nice shots. Have you tried these at your place? Bet thats a yes of course … I've had a difficult time getting to grow up past juvenile stages, planted at 3g size two germ. from habitat seed (wherever Mike D collected), they lasted for 2-3 yrs then died, and always during summers. These were Prestoea acuminata var. montana - kept them shaded (among citrus), so don't think heat was culprit; am wondering if it could be a soil def., nematodes, etc. Beautiful palms, need to try again. How far up elevation wise were they?
Sorta on topic I've tried close neighbor Calyptronoma rivalis here as well, again with limited success. Of course I am very high n' dry here (128 ft ASL), know this one loves wet feet, thought the same for Prestoea as well but could be wrong. Have one rivalis left around chest high, it has really struggled over this extremely dry summer, planted by the AC condensation drainline which helped some but now not running AC so will see what happens...
Posted 14 November 2010 - 08:55 AM
How old is the plant? it looks as happy as a PR Sierra palm.
Nice looking palms, I saw this P. acuminata at a friends garden just north of Hilo. I was surprised at it's size. Maybe the 1200 foot elevation has something to do with it.
I planted a couple in my garden and so far so good.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:50 PM
Edited by Trópico, 15 November 2010 - 07:50 PM.
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