Lytocaryum insigne

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4 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

Spring is coming: 11°C 50%. The first day outdoors this year:

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Very nice! I'm getting the garden ready for my palms too. I'm thinking of making some sort of shaded and windprotected area, but still allowing bright light to reach the plants. The insignes can't wait to go outside!

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As Lytocaryum insigne is growing in its habitat on rocky slopes the main roots are mostly spreading horizontally near the surface of the soil:

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4 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

As Lytocaryum insigne is growing in its habitat on rocky slopes the main roots are mostly spreading horizontally near the surface of the soil:

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You mentioned this horizontal rootgrowth during one of our converations and I've been planning to repot my insignes into wider containers since. It's an interesting adaptation to it's habitat. I am under the impression that L. hoehnei is also digging less deep into the soil than L. weddellianum or many Syagrusses. And probably is also more horizontally oriented with its roots.

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N°1401 is recovering from winter delay, showing tip of leaf #17 since yesterday: :)

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1402 is also moving again. I bought him inside the house after one night -4C gave l.wedd  next to him  30%leaf burn.

Insigne had zero damage but this palm is precious and not for experimenting oninsigne.thumb.jpg.ae48f5e9d18e1530da0714

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6 hours ago, Jamesasb said:

1402 is also moving again. I bought him inside the house after one night -4C gave l.wedd  next to him  30%leaf burn.

Insigne had zero damage but this palm is precious and not for experimenting on

But beware of wet feet and/or over-fertilizing, especially when the weather is cold or the days are short!

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i remember what happened to yours in the beginning of winter so i'm really careful of wet feet. Also the pot itself is porous and breathable so any wetness comes through the side of the pot just incase

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i havent given any feed yet  this year, when would you feed 1402 and would it be soluble or slow release feed?

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I am using liquid mineral feed, very diluted, depending on the weather and the growth rate from end of March to September regularly, and during the dark season only when it is growing ca. once per month.

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thanks!

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The blade of the last strap leaf (the 8th leaf) of N°1408 is 83.5 cm long:

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No. 1404 is doing good. Got a new pot some time ago and a new spear is opening. I took it inside because of rough weather. Last night some large trees in the neighbourhoid got blown over... I guess I can take it outside again.

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It's enjoying the company of his big pregnant cousin.

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The little ones that I germinated myself and allmost killed, are doing good too!

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25 minutes ago, Kai said:

No. 1404 is doing good. Got a new pot some time ago and a new spear is opening. I took it inside because of rough weather. Last night some large trees in the neighbourhoid got blown over... I guess I can take it outside again.

It's enjoying the company of his big pregnant cousin.

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The little ones that I germinated myself and allmost killed, are doing good too!

That’s good news with your L insigne. — We too had thunderstorms here; only one L weddell (N°1303) which was last year outdoors from March to December I could leave outdoors even on these stormy days.

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I hope N°1401 will recover soon …… :(

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N°1401 is trunking, really trunking! :greenthumb::)

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the first flowers are coming out!!

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4 hours ago, knell said:

the first flowers are coming out!!

Oh, how old is it? Could you post a pic of the whole palm? And also of the other L insignes?

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i remember Jeff saying they are quite old, i will find out how old. i will take more photos for you once the weather clears up.

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16 minutes ago, knell said:

i remember Jeff saying they are quite old, i will find out how old. i will take more photos for you once the weather clears up.

Could it be from *2011? That year was the first time RPS offered seeds of this species:

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And N°1401 is pushing its 18th leaf; the newer leaves (since the winter damage) are very compact with much shorter pinnae and a short rachis.

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The newest fronds (#16&17) of N°1401 have a short rachis and shorter pinnae:

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The compact leaf #17 unfolding:

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On 2-6-2018 18:34:24, Pal Meir said:

The newest fronds (#16&17) of N°1401 have a short rachis and shorter pinnae:

 

Could this be an adaptation to brighter and windyer outside conditions?

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18 minutes ago, Kai said:

Could this be an adaptation to brighter and windyer outside conditions?

Yes, that may be one reason, but the main reason was the cold damage (sleet with wet snow) during last December, I think.

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