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new Beccariophoenix alfredii street plantings in downtown Orlando
By Eric in Orlando
Thanks to a tip from PalmTalker donalt, I went downtown Orlando to investigate a couple of possible Beccariophoenix alfredii street plants. Sure enough they turned out to be BA. The first and second photos are of 7 planted in a median that separates bus and car lanes. It is on Livingston St. just east of I-4 in between the LYNX bus station and ACE Cafe. Interestingly the ACE Cafe is located in the historic Leu Building; Mr. Leu of Leu Gardens fame, this is where his business and warehouses were located.
Here goes nothing
I couldn't resist..... I put my alfies in the ground. Zone 9a. I will protect them like Walt does his coconut in Central Florida until it they are too big or I am too old. Maybe we will get a freak run of warm winters.
Western hemisphere: were are we regarding B.Alfredii seeds?
Have our 12-15 year old B.alfredii produced any seeds yet?
Following Dave's advice, I've been generous with the amount of water I give beccariophoenix alfredii - and boy does this palm love it. This palm doesn't even bat an eye in full sun and endless weeks of 110 degree weather.
By The Steve
A few months back, I forgot to turn off my irrigation, and I left it on all night. Not too long after, my Beccariophoenix got pink rot. I splashed some daconil and Copper Fungicide in the crown, along with some Hydrogen Peroxide. There look to be a few spears that are now pushing up. I've wiped down the crown. I think that it will pull through, but it would be nice to contain the particulates near the top of the spear - or cut them out. Plant looks great otherwise. Any additional thoughts?