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#1 MattyB

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

My Beccariophoenix is just a yellow mess. it needs a more sheltered spot and some tlc. Free, you dig it. In ground 4 years from a 5 gal.
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#2 MattyB

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

Here's a few pics of it. It gets full, all day, inland sun and once the weather cools down it just stops taking up nutrients and yellows out. I'm convinced it's a nutrient issue, not sunburn, since it was green last summer. I've tried acidifying the soil, lots of iron, magnesium, potassium, nothing works once the cold weather hits. It's about 4" diameter at the base and very well rooted in. It's a shame because it seems like it's growing strong; it just can't stay green. Rootball will be about 20 gallon size minimum.

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Matt Bradford
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Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
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9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

#3 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Is that the skull cracking palm?

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#4 paulgila

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

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#5 MattyB

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Is that the skull cracking palm?

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No. The skull crackin' palm is the B. madagascarensis in the background. The same one you helped me transport and sled down the hill Bill.
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Matt Bradford
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#6 DoomsDave

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, I've had no luck with that Beccariophoenix at all.

Too bad, because they just rock the house in Hawaii.
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#7 QUINNPALMS

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

You still have it? It Looks like it is surrounded by boulders ? You think it'll dig without too much trouble?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

Do you think it would do better at the top of the hill because it's hotter?
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#9 MattyB

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Nickolas, come and get it, it's yours. it should dig great because it's sitting in a rock bowl below. you can dig around the gopher cage and the mesh will hold the root ball together.

Jastin, I don't know man. it probably wants more shade too
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Matt Bradford
"Manambe Lavaka"
Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
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9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

#10 QUINNPALMS

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

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Nickolas, come and get it, it's yours. it should dig great because it's sitting in a rock bowl below. you can dig around the gopher cage and the mesh will hold the root ball together.

Jastin, I don't know man. it probably wants more shade too


Cool,I'd love to see if i can bring er back! , what's good for you weekends or weekdays , I'm kinda booked up this weekend, but maybe next week....
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#11 MattyB

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

By the end of summer it'll be lookin gooooooood. Weekdays or weekend.
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"Manambe Lavaka"
Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
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9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

#12 Jeff Searle

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

Matt,

I'm sorry to hear your having so much trouble with this palm. I find it hard to beleive that it's too hot. Can't be any hotter there than here. It has to be nutritional, and that can be hard to figure out. Did you ever have a screen put over it when it was smaller to provide some shade and ease the stress? Remember, a palm that is struggling for 6, 8 or even 10 months still can pull through and end up looking good once again.

I hate to see you give in, just trying to come up with something.

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#13 MattyB

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

I know man. It's been 4 years though. This palm cannot uptake nutrients in our cold. if it's in the shade it can stay green, but if left out, it yellows and sunburns. But youre right, it's a nutrient deficiency due to being grown in a less than optimal climate. I was able to solve this problem with my hyophorbes by moving them under my houses overhang, but I'm out of room under my overhang
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Matt Bradford
"Manambe Lavaka"
Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)
9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)




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