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Sabal minor At Their Range Limits?
Anyone have any pictures of native Sabal minor at just about their fattest northern ranges? I want to see more Sabal minors at their limits, inspired by this awesome thread: http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/52756-sabal-minor-in-habitat-mccurtain-county-ok/
Cold Hardy Hybrids
I've never been a big fan of hybrid palms, they just make me think of Frankenpalm, freaks of nature. However, I've been knocked out by some of the pics of hybrids on PT. I'm old, my question is, what hybrid does PT think would be the fastest grower in coastal 9b Texas, very hot and humid with two months of ridiculous cold, 32f average, but occasional lows into the mid twenties. I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
Starting Some More Seeds
I am starting some seeds, I am finally using a peat moss and perlite mix. I am going to try and germinate Sabal palmetto (old seed) and Medjool Date Palms. They are not as wet as they look, the soild is just damp, but the heat from my heat mat makes it look like there is too much water.
Spear pull victim: B. Odorata
B. Odorata in the ground for two years. About 5.5ft tall.
The plant saw lows this winter of 12ºF and 14-15ºF twice. A few days ago I noticed some of the newest growth had died but it didn't alarm me at the time because the same had happened to the S. Mexicana.
When I took a closer look today, I noticed the new growth was dead all the way down to the base, in stark contrast to the Sabal. I gave a tug and the two newest fronds came out:
Leaving this bottomless pit:
Is there anything I can attempt like Hydrogen Peroxide or the partial beheading surgery? Does this look like damage induced by cold temperatures or cold rain? It saw no ice or snow this winter as I wrapped it for those events but it did see cold rain.
This comes as a total shock as the plant otherwise took minimal damage
Seed Germination Question
Hello, I have a question. So, I normally use just plain old dirt to germinate seeds, but now I want to use some peat moss. BUT, I do not have any perlite. I never used perlite before in germinating palms and they still seem to germinate fine, but I heard a peat moss and perlite mix is great for germinating seed. Could I just use the peat moss? Will it still work about the same? Here is what I am wanting to just use. The reason I ask this is because I won't be able to get any perlite for awhile.