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Ravenea rivularis - clumping how possible ??

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Hi, 

I just noticed somthing special on one of my Ravenea, seems that it's a clumping variant, I dont know how it's possible ??? Usally they just plant multiple palms in the same pot !

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I could be wrong, but I do not believe that palm is clumping.  I think that for one reason or another, the newest spear cannot grow thru the middle of the existing stem and as such is punching out thru the side.  I have seen this in a few of my palms on rare occasions.  Not sure what causes it.  Good luck. 

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Yep - that's a dweezle or doinker. Search for either and you will learn how PalmTalk coins new scientific terms.

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3 hours ago, Austinpalm said:

I could be wrong, but I do not believe that palm is clumping.  I think that for one reason or another, the newest spear cannot grow thru the middle of the existing stem and as such is punching out thru the side.  I have seen this in a few of my palms on rare occasions.  Not sure what causes it.  Good luck. 

You probably right, but i hope it's a new baby, we will see.

I'll keep you posted. 

Thanks.

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You need to cut above that area as that spear got sideways in there. 

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