NEW FACEBOOK PAGE 11/11/2015The IPS is happy to announce our new Facebook presence. The old International Palm Society presence was a Facebook "Page". This did not allow members or visitors to interact or post photos. Because Facebook does not allow the migration of a "Page" to a "Group", we decided to make a new group and grow it. It is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InternationalPalmSociety/ So if you are a Facebook user, please help us grow our new group by inviting friends and posting your palm tree photos and experiences there.
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Cleaning Rhapidophyllum hystrix seeds
By Frank - Knoxville
Somebody please just kill me. I've soaked them, then got the wire brush attachment on the drill going on them. Then soaked them some more, followed by another round with the drill. I've still got some fruit and/or fiber clinging to some seeds, while other seeds are perfectly clean. Wishing I had a setup where I could use a pressure washer on them now. I don't think I can try the drill with wire brush again, as I've damaged a few seeds during round 2. I don't want to soak them for much longer either, because I worry about leaving them in water for too long.
Any suggestions? If it was just a few seeds, I'd just clean them by hand. But it's many thousands of seeds. I thought about just drying them thoroughly in their current state, then soaking again for a few days. Maybe this would help to loosen stuff up a little more. I think I may have to resort to individually picking out the perfectly clean ones out by hand, which might take days, lol. I really need one of those concrete mixers.
Who am I? I am from Acrocomia!
By Keith in SoJax
Anyone feel comfortable speculating on the species. It's obviously a big ole spiny Acrocromia.
Cold hardies from the L.A arboretum
By Brad Mondel
Trunking Sabal minors:
Warm November pics
By Peter Timmermans
November has been exceptionally warm this year. Average temperature (maandgemiddelde) in Nov till now 5 degrees higher than normal. Some autumn pics of my backyard, most of them of the first week of Nov.
Container Ranch Dypsis?
I've got a small Lutey I picked up at Lowe's last year (at least that's what it says on the label, I'm dubious). But I keep seeing all these fabulous species you southern-types are flaunting and I'm jealous.
What would be some unique and/or beautiful examples of the Dypsis clan that would look good in an indoor setting. Adult height can be more than 8 feet if it's a slow grower, I can always donate to one of the indoor gardens in 5 or 10 years.
For that matter, what funky-cool indoor palms of any genus would you suggest to catch the eye?