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Golden Malayan dwarf in TJ update after 9 months.
Here she is back in late August '16 when I had just received it.
Here she is mid September '16
And here she is today May 20th, 2017
I recently purchased two alcantarea imperialis to grow in large pots outdoors. I was wondering what soil mixes others have used with semi-terrestrial bromeliads like alcantareas. From what I've read they grow on rocky granite outcroppings so obviously they prefer a substrate with really good drainage. I've also ready that "each plant establishes its’ own micro habitat, with the gradual build up of humus, mosses and lichens around the root system providing a store of water and nutrients in addition to the reserves held in the copious leaf bases and vases." Anyone else growing these in pots? What type of soil mix do you use?
Newly planted Beccariophoenix Alfredii
Well as many of you know, I just picked up a couple of Beccariophoenix's from Joe Palma.
I just planted the B. Alfredii. After the planting I removed a couple more planks from the fence in order so the Alfredii can receive a lot more sun.
At this juvenile stage, unlike the B. Fenestralis, the B. Alfredii does have a striking resemblance to juvenile Cocos nucifera. Here are the pics.
Thanks again Joe.
Palm Flora on eBay
I recently purchased two palms from http://www.ebay.com/usr/palm_flora in Lafayette, California and was pleased with their size and vigor. His prices seem reasonable, esp. for less common palm species. I'd buy from him again.
High and low, California lakes and reserviors
California's cup literally runneth over.
Here's a picture of Oroville lake now, and back when it was low. Rather dramatic.