My licualas.

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I didn't set out to collect Licualas but my wife and I like the ones we have and they seem to be easy to grow. The first photo is a spinosa, I believe...

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This is triphylla. It is probably the slowest and least thriving.

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These two are fordiana.

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I believe this is Licuala peltata. Could be a spinosa?

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Grandis.

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Licuala aurantiaca.

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Licuala parviflora. A new one from the Montgomery sale.

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Licuala malajana var. malajana.

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Licuala ramsayii. I am not sure which subspecies... I like how glossy the leaves are.

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cool andrew, Licualas can be surprisingly hardy

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cool andrew, Licualas can be surprisingly hardy

Thanks, Wal :)

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Thanks for sharing Andrew, some rare ones there. Just to echo Wal, fordiana seems to be just fine in my cool climate.

cheers

Richard

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Great plants! A favorite genus of mine as well! Here's my little triphylla and L. parviflora. I'm hoping they have grown some since these photos were taken more than a year ago... I'll see in a few weeks.

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Cindy, your triphylla and mine don't look alike at all--maybe one of us doesn't have the real one... always a possibility in this hobby.

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Very nice collection, Andrew...looks in some of the pics like soaker hose nearby...do these get any special watering frequency?

Thanks

Rusty

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I love licuala... Some of mine has grown quite big, but all the 'special' ones are still small

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Cindy, your triphylla and mine don't look alike at all--maybe one of us doesn't have the real one... always a possibility in this hobby.

Even though I try very hard to permanently label everything, I could have made a mistake or could have made an error when photographing the plant. Also, it seems to me that some tiny ones don't look much like their elders... Maybe someone here can let me know?

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Hello Andrew, I love licualas and yours are beautiful. I have a very tropical location and the heat and humidity are perfect for these guys. I am really fond of the spinosa and I have one that's not doing too well. I think it's a little too close to a coconut palm whose roots are terribly invasive and don't let many things grow too closely.

I love seeing posts by different members. Sometimes you see palms that you want to order and they become much more seducing when you see them in private gardens. I should add some licualas to my wish list.

Thanks for posting.

Peter

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Very nice collection, Andrew...looks in some of the pics like soaker hose nearby...do these get any special watering frequency?

Thanks

Rusty

Yes, I have one soaker hose that goes along the back portion of my rock wall. I have a 1hp pump connected to four hoses. Some split up to different locations and different sprinkler heads. The pump is hooked up to a 24hour timer and it stays on for about 30 minutes everyday--rain or shine(gotta get my rainfall up to Hawaii standards if I want Hawaiian looking palms) :)

Cindy, I know how it goes--inevitably things get mixed up or you get something that was mislabeled before it was even yours! :) I have very few tags, so far, but I just try to remember what they are and it has worked out well so far(some of the obscure palms without scientific names, I leave a tag, nearby).

Peter, thanks for the kind post! It's comments like yours that keep a day going great! Good luck with your spinosa and others. :)

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Update: These are my Licuala fordianas. The small seedling(in the third photo) is a Lanonia dasayantha.

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My licuala triphylla. Still the least thriving, but moving...

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This is my Licuala ramsayi. Due to the lack of prominent thorns I believe this is the tuckeri subspecies. Very glossy leaf.

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This is my Licuala grandis along with ramsayi in the second photo.

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Licuala spinosa. Not what I initially wanted but whatever...

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This is my Licuala parviflora.

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Here is Licuala aurantiaca. I hear this is lumped into paludosa but they do not look alike to me. The two I planted at my in-laws have already started to turn orange.

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This Licuala I don't know the species; last guess was peltata but I don't know if peltata clumps so profusely... It is growing as if it possesses hybrid vigor, but who knows till it flowers?

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Finally this is malajana variation malajana. I think it means bad jana :rolleyes: I have more Licualas but these are the only ones planted. Hope you all enjoy--Thanks Palmtalk.

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That parviflora is a pretty little thing, looks fine and delicate. I love Licualas. :) Nice collection.

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Wonderful, healthy, well grown plants! I truly never tire of seeing these. I planted a few new (yes, tiny) ones last week. They look similar to me when they are tiny, but as they grow, their differences show.

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These are the last of my new Licuala pictures (except for the ones I took that don't include a hand for scale...). These aren't newly planted though, but does confirm they're still alive! In fact I didn't find evidence of any Licuala "losses", no matter how tiny they were when planted. Hover on each photo to see the (hopefully correct) Latin names.

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You guys make it look so easy. Keep them coming!

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Cindy, no problems with the mattanensis 'Mapu'? I've heard these are touchy in the ground, so I've played it safe and kept mine in a pot so far. Did you do anything special when planting? Sacrifice a chicken or something? :lol:

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The larger one in the photo I bought off ebay and it traveled beautifully to Virginia and then Puerto Rico (after inspection). I just popped it in the ground (no chickens gave their lives for this palm) next to other palms that have done well. In fact it's near my trio of Chamaedorea tuerkheimii plants that have exceeded my expectations. I had earlier planted two small (one or two strap leafers) in another location. One died (covered by a cecropia leaf). The other has a whopping 3 leaves as you see in this photo after being in the ground for several years! So my suggestion would be to get a big healthy one and plant it near other healthy palms in partial shade. However, considering that I've killed one out of three, perhaps you should ask someone with more experience!

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I picked up another grandis last night, love love love Licualas... :wub:

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I picked up another grandis last night, love love love Licualas... :wub:

Here he is along with garden ornaments I bought for my grand daughters ( to be honest, they're for me :mrlooney: )

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I picked up another grandis last night, love love love Licualas... :wub:

Here he is along with garden ornaments I bought for my grand daughters ( to be honest, they're for me :mrlooney: )

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I hope those critters wont come alive in the night and defoliate your palms!! The first snail seems to have his eye on one! :P

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These are the Licualas I planted at my In-law's place; 3 grandis and 2 aurantiaca. I thought it would be a good spot--the grandis on the end gets more sun than it probably likes, but canopy will only grow.

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Looks like you got a broad spectrum of Licualas Andrew. your layout is gonna look killer in a few years. If Wal says they're hardy then maybe I should try 1 or 2.

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Vince, L. ramsayi will grow for you, and probably a few others.

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