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I bought this bare rooted windmill a couple of weeks ago and it looked great aside from a few bent fronds. I skipped one day watering and came home to it looking awful and shriveled. The center spear is still firm but all of the fronds are looking more and more dead by the day. Is this a really bad case of transplant shock? The soil and pot are well draining and I put in some slow release palm fertilizer. Thoughts? I really hope it pulls through.
Expanded Garden = more Palms & Flowers
We expanded the garden on the west side of the house by killing off turf and laying mulch between larger palms. My husband told me to pick out plants to plant, so, naturally, I chose palm seedlings from my container garden. He was hoping for flowers (ha ha) but I plan to include some small flowering bushes later. Besides, last weekend we drove out to Top Tropicals looking for Mussaendas, my new flowering shrub fixation. They are sometimes called "tropical poinsettias" although they are no relation to Euphorbias and are very hard to find. I bought 3g pots of Mussaendas Dona Aurora (white) and Marmalade (mottled yellow & orange). Previously I found a small red Mussaenda on eBay and since have ordered a dwarf white Mussaenda. We planted them this past week. Today we planted the following palms:
Who is doing the "splits"?
Some still young Dypsis are doing the splits right now in my garden. My Dypsis crinita split once already into two trunks, and one of them is in the process of doing it again as you can see in the photo. The other is a Dypsis onilahensis hybrid. I don't like the base of the left side of the trunk when examined close, but when one steps back the plant looks great. One of the other doinkers that came out from the base is splitting on the hybrid as well. With the two spits on that and subterranean trunks emerging, its already up to 5 trunks in about 18 months from two when I acquired and planted it.
So what's doing the splits in your garden??? Some other genus's as well as Dypsis species would be interesting to see.
Coconut palm trees Sanford, Florida
By Jason-Palm king
These coconut palms are about 200 feet from lake Monroe here in Sanford . I wanted to check up on them to see if the survived this past winter and they sure did with flying colors . If you look closely , there is even a coconut on the first tree . Crazy !
Sold House! Large Rare Ptychosperma propinquum Needs to be SAVED in SW Florida
I have sold my home and must move my Ptychosperma propinquum before Saturday, June 2. It is located in Port Charlotte, Florida. I have already left the house and the new owners are allowing me to return to get this palm before they move in.
It is stunning and has already been trimmed back for moving. I have added photos of it before it was trimmed and some after.
This is a rare palm especially for this area. It has been growing beside my 'former' home next to a large bottle brush tree. This blocked it from the wind, except for the part that was higher than the house. During the cold spouts I would wrap it with a piece of carpet and plastic as high up as I could go. So about 6 feet. The last time I measured it was 14 feet tall. It had many shoots off of it but these were trimmed to make moving easier. It will grow back without any problems. I gave it fertilizer twice a year and watched it for bugs. This was my baby and it is killing me that I cannot keep 'him'. We are moving too far north and unfortunately a house with a massive atrium isn't in the budget. :-)
I know it is quite valuable, and have only seen one at Fairchild gardens. If you aren't familiar with this palm learn more here: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Ptychosperma_propinquum
There aren't many photos of it online. I have searched and searched.
The trimmed version looks a bit bare, but he is still just as gorgeous and has been growing quite quickly.
If you are interested in coming to get him please contact me immediately. I am sure we can come to an agreement. Serious inquiries only, please.
PS It could be potted in a VERY large pot if you needed some time before a final placement or if you are a nursery and want to resale.