PRIVATE MESSAGING - IMPORTANT NOTICE 01/02/2017There 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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Help with Caryota ID
Please help me ID these two non-clumping Caryota. They were two seeds grown in a single pot. Note the alternating appearance of the leaflets....one skinny/one fat
Caryota gigas flowering
By Eric in Orlando
A Caryota gigas has started flowering this summer at Leu Gardens. It is about 25ft tall and the inflorescence is probably 4-5ft in length. This was planted in 2003, it was about 3ft tall when planted.
This palm long with Caryota obtusa has been a disappointment here. They look and grow great but are just as short lived as the other Caryota. We have had another C. gigas flower in the past along with a couple C. obtusa. All were only 25-30ft tall. In habitat they grow 50-60ft, sometimes taller. Since they grow slower than other solitaire Caryota it was thought they might have a longer lifespan here. But none of our flowering C. gigas/obtusa have been older than 12-14 years. I have seen other C. gigas/obtusa in Florida only 20-30ft tall and flowering. Nearby this flowering specimen are several Caryota maxima "Himalayan form". They were planted at the same time (about 2-3ft tall). They are now 50-60ft and 2 have also started flowering.
By The Steve
Too many palms in the yard. Looking to sell my Caryota urens. The fence in the back is 6 feet tall. Grows like a champ and loves water. Trades considered.
Surrounded by Crotons
Oh its surrounded by those darn crotons. Sabal palmetto 'Lisa' looks like she is gonna grow right on up and past the pesky crotons.
It's been a super long time since I've been here and just as long as I've been able to grow my palms. But now after a couple of years life is completely different and am now able to start again. Last night out of the blue I bought my first three palms of the new palming era - a caryota, kentia, and one other who's name I should know but don't. My question is what type of Caryota is it that I have?
I should have bought these from Phil at Jungle Music Palms & Cycads but then it was an impulse buy while out on another errand.
First the Kenita
Then the other one who's name I should know but don't:
Then The Caryota of which I'm trying to figure out what kind....