Show me your Archie MAXIMA's

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@NApalm thank you so much! Esp with the cousin right next to it. :) 

@FallbrookCA cheers mate! Not sure either but certainly not A. cunninghamia 

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Only seen 1 maxima up in the foothills of Cairns suburbia , damn butt on it was enormous .. 60 cms ++ from memory .

Think I can find my way back to the house , and will see if it is still there next time I go up .

Was in Lavendar St, Moorabool for any locals . House on the right corner , maybe Holly Crt

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44 minutes ago, aussiearoids said:

Only seen 1 maxima up in the foothills of Cairns suburbia , damn butt on it was enormous .. 60 cms ++ from memory .

Think I can find my way back to the house , and will see if it is still there next time I go up .

Was in Lavendar St, Moorabool for any locals . House on the right corner , maybe Holly Crt

Thanks @aussiearoids that garden looks LUSH! Cant see a Maxima anywhere on street view but still looks great!! Cheers

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This is an example of a hybrid purpurea. I have seen thicker ones but this one is nice for our climate.

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@Mandrew968 thats a darn fine palm!!!

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This isn't the best photo as it's dark out now and this was already on my phone, so this is the best I can do right now. I have 3 Maximas, all about this size. This was the first to flower. It now has 2 flowers on it so I'll try to get an updated and better photo tomorrow. 

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8 minutes ago, Fallbrook Jason said:

This isn't the best photo as it's dark out now and this was already on my phone, so this is the best I can do right now. I have 3 Maximas, all about this size. This was the first to flower. It now has 2 flowers on it so I'll try to get an updated and better photo tomorrow. 

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In comparison to your other Archies? Bigger? Beefier?

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1 minute ago, cassowaryhill said:

In comparison to your other Archies? Bigger? Beefier?

I'd say it's about the same as all the others for me. I planted all of my archontophoenix around the same time from 5 and 15 gallon pots and they are all about the same height and beefiness. 

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Here are a few more A. Maxima photos from my garden:

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Jason, what's the soil type where the Archie is planted? 

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Lots of seed soon:

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the closest trunk base is Mylonensis, the one behind and to the right is Maxima:

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Of all the different var. of Archontophoenix I have, the maxima's by far the fattest trunk havin' of them all...  ThickUmz:

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On 1/11/2017, 6:32:07, Ben in Norcal said:

Not at all impressive, but someone has to post a freaking picture! Here's one of mine last summer. I'd post a current photo but I am in NYC!

 

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Hey Ben, how does your maxima do with low 30s? This year we had quite a few of those nights. I have a 5-gallon I'll be putting out front in full sun, which means it'll also have little to no overhead protection during winter. 

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