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butia yatay not yatay??
The butia yatay seeds that I ordered from Rarepalmseeds in early October just arrived and to my way of thinking, do NOT look like butia yatay seeds...
What think you???
Which Butia is the most cold hardy?
I'm located in zone 7b and the winters are in the high 20s to low 30s. Should I get Butia x Jubaea seeds or Butia paraguayensis x Butia capitata? Which one would be the most cold hardy?
Unknown palm ID's
Can anyone help me id's this palm.?Blue/green leaves and not armed so doesn't seem to be Butia or Jubaea or Mule palm. Anyone??
Pindo Palm Questions
Hello all! I'm pretty new to growing palms and had a few questions regarding a new Pindo palm I recently got. I've seen a few posts about multi trunk palms and when I was at my nursery I saw one Pindo that was smaller, more silver leafed, and with three trunks growing from the pot. I wanted to get a Pindo mainly for the fruit so I though three trunks would be a bonus if each one developed a fruit bunch. However, after I got it I realized I wasn't sure if there was any special care that needs to be taken with multi trunk palms and the nurseryman wasn't sure himself. Does it need extra fertilizer? Does it grow slower than a single trunk palm? Is it more or less wind resistant since it has a bigger canopy? I'm open to any advice regarding this new addition to my plant family!
Mystery Butia at Ft. Myers BB
Today my husband and I dropped into a Ft. Myers BB garden center. Among the rows of "usual suspect" palms, I noticed a pinnate palm that was quite bluish green. The label on the pot read, "Pindo Palm". But it didn't look like the common Butia odorata. I looked closer and realized the petioles were smooth, not spiny. I asked my husband to take photos to post. Is this another Butia species or just a user friendly variation of the garden variety Butia? See photos below