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Swamp Things in California
This thread was inspired by the Cyrtostachys hybrid thread, in which Californians all sadly mourned their dead. And went out of their heads. (Bob Dylan eat your heart out!)
Some palms have to have a lot of water, like Archontophoenix, but aren't denizens of the wet. Others should stay wet all the time; I call them Swamp Things. Stand the pots in water, and the roots cluster under the water line to drink up.
Dypsis perrieri was one of those. I got about 20 back in the late 1990s and kept them in tubs of standing water, where they grew well. After they sold, all died. Swamp things marooned outside the swamp.
Raphia is another. I had one that I kept under the drip drip drip of the swamp cooler outflow, and it grew fast. No more swamp no more Raphia.
I'm going to do a medical experiment at my place with some Roystonea oleracea; I'll stand a few pots in water and pray to avoid Zika . . .
Anyone have experiences, thoughts, pictures?
Variegated Roystonea Oleracea
Like DoomsDave says "site your roystoneas with care" or was it "next to driveways"? Lol
Regia vs Oleracea
Just wanted to share my little bit of experience with these palmtrees. The R. Oleracea seems to be waaaayyyy faster grower than the R. Regia. Am I right? This is the battle between the Royals.
I've only been growing these for a year so I hope others will share some info and pictures please. I'll post what I have now, and as they keep growing I'll keep sharing.
Roystonea Oleracea problem in Fountain Valley
I have a Roystonea Oleracea that is 9 years old and is between
15-20’ tall. The palm did not have a lot of growth this summer?
We last fertilized about a month ago with Lutz maintenance spikes.
It gets a fair amount of water and once a week I water with some
Surperthrive. I noticed after the last frawn that fell off, it reveled a lot
of red on the trunk that I never saw before and the new meristem is
looking a little crispy? I lost another Roystonea Oleracea about
2 years ago due to Pink Rot. As a rule, I do not trim any of my palms
except for my Caryota Gigas.
I have attached 2 photos, one that my be sick (with red on the trunk)
and one that is healthy.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!