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    • IPS BIENNIAL - SARAWAK / SINGAPORE JUNE 12-19   01/23/2016

      STILL TIME TO REGISTER!!
      Don't miss this opportunity to hike through natural forest areas of Borneo to see palms in habitat led by expert guides. Experience the culture and cuisine of this exotic Southeast Asian country with fellow IPS travelers.
      In Singapore you'll experience the world's largest covered garden, Gardens by the Bay, and tour the venerable Singapore Botanic Garden. 
      You must be an IPS member to register, so sign up today. For more information click HERE (For more info of past biennials and member experiences see the BIENNIAL FORUM on Palmtalk.)   One of the exotic palms of Borneo
    • NEW FORUM - PALMS IN POTS   01/23/2016

      CHECK IT OUT BELOW I think it is self explanatory - it's right below the COLD HARDY PALMS FORUM.

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    • Rafael

      After a year looking dead, my dypsis ambositrae seedling (already with saxo) came to life! wooowooo
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    • scottgt

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    • PalmatierMeg  »  sashaeffer

      I knew who he was when I saw the listing you posted. I bought from him years back when he had a slightly different name. He disappeared from eBay for a while but is now back - I have him on favorites. He's also showed up at the Palm Beach Palm Sale. Overall I was satisfied with the quality of his plants but he is expensive. I think I got my second, smaller Cham dam from him way back then. It died about a year ago. $25.00 for a tiny seedling is price-y but he's the only game in town. Right now I don't have funds in my Paypal account so I'll just have to wait. Wish I knew his seed source.
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    • sashaeffer  »  PalmatierMeg

      Meg, I went and looked and he lives in Orlando so not sure how close that is to you.
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    • sashaeffer  »  PalmatierMeg

      Meg, this grower is in Florida but don't know how close to you he is. I was trying to find out if this was a unique species so I could buy one or two as I try to collect Chamaedoreas. I'm waiting for a answer back on a different chamadorea he has for sale if he'll hold it for me till weather warms for shipping and if he does, will buy one or two of these as well. Shipping to me now would mean death.
      What has been your experience with this palm? growth speed? toughness etc.
      Scott
       
      Here is the listing.
      Chamaedorea dammeriana
      "Butterfly Palm"
       
      Natural Habitat:  Native to Costa Rica, where it can be found growing in understory rainforests.
      Description:  A small solitary palm that can grow to heights around 10 feet tall.  Each palm grows on a pencil thin dainty trunk.  The crown emerges 6-8 undivided or partially divided leaves.  A large heart shaped leaflet sits at the end of the branch, followed by 2-3 sets of cigar shaped leaflets. 
      This makes a great potted palm for a shady patio or porch.  It can be planted in the same pot as other plants without any issues.
      Environment:  Due to its understory habitat, this palm requires a lot of shade and any direct sunlight should be avoided.  It needs regular watering's and it best suited for a protected area, where it is safe from strong winds and rain.  Cold Hardy to the near freezing, it should be protected during any freezing tempertures.  Zones 10-11.
      Seedling:  The seedlings are 3-5 inches tall with 2-3 leaves.  They decently rooted in their 4" pots and can be stepped up upon arrival
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