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Howeas, Howeas, Howeas
Want some pictures to look at on a Saturday night from the most beautiful place in the world, Lord Howe Island. Sure you do.
This place is just so picturesque you just can't take a boring picture. Don't even aim your phone or camera and you will get an interesting pic. Put some thought into it and you'll have a wonderful picture.
But for us palm lovers, you want to see palms. So let's start with Howea.
Streaks in Kentia Palms’ new growth
What could be causing this streaking in the new growth of my young Kentia Palms? They’re in a front of huge windows but there are large overhangs so they get very little direct light.
They recently had the beginning of a scale problem but that seemed to be mitigated with neem oil. Now I’m worried I might lose all of them. Any help or experience with this would be greatly appreciated.
New Summer palms
Hi everyone, attached are some palms I have recently been caring for:
Licuala Grandis (I'm planning to repot in light, faster draining soil)
Raphis Excelsa - Variegated with some new pups at its base
5m Howea forsteriana transplant stress
My first post on Palm Talk is in a bid to find someone who has witnessed transplant stress of a large Howea forsteriana. March (early autumn) last year I dug up and moved an impressive 5m specimen. I have moved a number of large plants with 100% success yet have never moved something quite like this incredible palm which whilst still alive is at a point where it needs to turn the corner. Adelaide Australia experienced an exceptionally cold long drawn out winter and in hindsight I should have waited until the next spring to move. I am not confident this palm will survive and I would be extraordinarily grateful to hear from anyone that has a similar story to compare my palm to. some people may find pictures distressing
Boxing Day planting
Today I found an over priced multi planted Howea forsteriana. Since I was told to buy my own Christmas present this year I thought it was ok.
I fitted in somewhere amongst all this
It waited patiently in the shade while I dug the hole with a crow bar and long handled spade. The hole took a while.
Finally the Kentia is in