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    • PRIVATE MESSAGING - IMPORTANT NOTICE   01/02/2017

      There has been some confusion regarding the Messaging System on PalmTalk - and what is private and what is posted publicly. I've been asked to explain the two. There are two forms of messages - what I will call "Private Messages" which are Private, and "Activity Messages" which are public. A Private Message is designated with an envelope icon. It is available at the top of every page (click it and use "Compose New"). It is also accessible by hovering over a User's name or Avatar and clicking the envelope icon. Or it is also available on a User's Profile Page - at the top - again, with the envelope icon. Anywhere you see this envelope icon, you can click it and send a Private Message. An "Activity Message" is public. These are the "What's on your Mind" and "Leave a Message on [User X's] Feed" boxes where you can leave a public message directly as a Status Update (on your Profile or Main PT Page) or on a User's Profile Page - which updates his Status Update and also posts on PT's Main Status Update Page. These are "Activities" and labeled as such on the Profile Pages.  What is confusing is that both options (Private and Activity) are available on a User's Profile Page.  Just remember, that if you want to send a Private Message, use the envelope icon link - wherever you see it. That will get you to the Private Messaging Center. Any other "Status Update," like "What's on your Mind," or "Leave a Message on [so-and-so's] Feed," is public. I would make it less confusing if I could, but I can't.
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Curling/spiraling leaf?

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Just got a joey altifrons seedling with a leaf curl on the only leaf. I had this once with a bizzy seedling, and found out that it was the root, cirling the bucket, looking for more room. Is this probably the same situation, and I'll have to unearth it and untwist the root, or is this something else entirely? I have no experience with Joeys... Thanks guys and gals!

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I've seen rootbound palms put out some twisty fronds. That could be your issue.

Randy

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This is a seedling with just one curled leaf--not possible that it's rootbound, yet.

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I have found that this occurs and it is not a problem. It will out grow this spiraling in the next leaf or tow with no side-effects. It doesn't slow growth speed. Just leave it be and it will be fine.

I personally have my own theory on why this happens: I think it is the plant's mechanism to twist and turn to find it's way from beneath obstructions. Remote germinators tend to exhibit this behavior much more often. Perhaps it thought it had a branch or something it was going to have to get around and the spiraling is it's automatic response to grow in the path of least resistance.

I've germinated tens of thousands of palm seeds and observed this behavior a few times... Don't worry!

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Thanks a million, William! :)

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