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Some Back Yard Jungle Palm Photos
Yesterday I took the following photos of some of the palms in my back yard World's Smallest Jungle
View down the walk toward the Isabelle Canal
Left (east) of walk: Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii in pots and Hydriestele dransfieldii
Right (west) of walk: Kerriodoxa elegans
Ravenea julietae and Chamaedorea geoniformis
Lytocaryum weddellianum & Reinhardtia latisecta Compact x2
Pots of palm seedlings germinated this past growing season
I need this Syagrus species identified please. I tried under the "Cold Hardy" heading, but got no replies. All inputs will be welcomed.
ID required: Syagrus?
Another mystery palm. Can anyone please help with identifying this palm. I suspect it is a Syagrus sp. Coronata? Is there a green form?
Syagrus weddelliana or another species/hybrid?
Hello, everyone. I'm a journalist from Brazil and I started to cultivate palms recently. I bought this palm in a shop here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I'd like to identify it correctly. Is it a Syagrus weddelliana,another species, a hybrid?
It's about 80 cm tall. Its largest leaves have 58 cm rachis and about 40-45 leaflets on each side.
Lytocaryum hoehnii and weddellianum
I went to the spring Palm Beach palm & cycad sale and one vendor had gorgeous Lytocaryum hoehnii in 3g pots. I'd never seen this species before. He also had Lytocaryum weddellianum in 1g pots. I've tried weddellianum before with dismal results and have since learned they have issues with my sweltering summers and prefer a more temperate climate. Still, I bit the bullet and grabbed one of each species. At home I repotted them and stashed them deep under canopy in my back yard jungle. So far, the hoehnii seems to be growing fine and looking good and may be a good candidate for my heat and humidity as long as it is kept in shade. The weddellianum is still alive and while it threatened a spear pull several months ago, is opening a new leaf. But it has scarcely grown since I bought it. I hope it can make it until cooler weather in late Oct. and be happier over winter. I don't think either species will accept my alkaline soil and will have to spend their lives in pots. Good thing they stay small. Yesterday I pulled them out of their shady canopies to take photos. These are for you, Pal Meir.
Lytocaryum hoehnii, Cape Coral, FL
Lytocaryum weddellianum, Cape Coral, FL