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Sabal Growth Rate
By The Steve
I planted this as a big boxed palm, 3-4 years ago. It's grown much faster than I had expected. Photos maybe spaced a year apart? It's about 30 inches at the base, with boots.
Planted a few years ago, for a neighbor. This thing has been a surprising grower, as well. Planed as a big 5 gallon, maybe 2 years ago, it now has 4' wide (1.3 meter?) fans.
Coconut palms 1 year anniversary in the ground San Diego/Tijuana region
Well today is the big day. 1 year in the ground for my golden Malayan dwarf coconut.
What began as a late summer impulsive purchase has turned out to be a great adventure. I am not out of the woods by any means. At this stage it would only take one dip into the low 30's to wipe em out. But still, I am hopeful.
^^Originally planted horizontally on native soil. July 27th 2016.^^
^^Replaced its plot with pure sand and planted it in a vertical manner (yes, a tad bit too close to the fence) August 29th 2016. One year ago to this day.^^
^^ Mirror "Techniques" in order to give them more light/heat throughout those colder months.^^
Well, here is the coconut along with all the other cocos planted between September 2016-Feb 2017.
I would like to say thank you to all the members here for their support, tips and advice.
Especially to Cristóbal for the pure sand idea and Walt for advising me to "tear down that wall". I took out several dog-eared fence planks in order that the cocos get a lot more sun. They have grown exponentially since. I do water almost every day during the summer. The moisture meter reads between 1-2 after 24 hours. In the spring I watered every 2-3 days.
Without further ado, here's the birthday boy. The one that started this whole thing.
^^Narrow garden atop a 24ft. rock-retaining wall^^ (What you see on the other side is my neighbors roof about 5 ft. below wall height)
^^Storebought Mexican tall dehusked golden coco germinated in outdoor bathroom (Nov '16) shown in next pic ^^
As it stands right now:
1 Golden Malayan Dwarf, 2 Green Pacific talls, 1 B. alfredii, 1 Storebought Mexican tall germinated in outdoor bathroom-now greenhaus-lol Nov 16' (golden!!) dehusked, 1 Jamaican/Atlantic tall coco and 1 B. fenestralis.
Except for the golden Malayan dwarf (birthday boy) and the storebought coco, all the talls have half of their leaves pinnate already. Incredible.
God-willing it's going to be a jungle out there.
Thanks again Palmtalk!
Palm ID needed (San Diego garden plant)
I should be able to ID this, but needed help. Thoughts?
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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