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  2. Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland during a private guided botanical tour of the parkThis costapalmate pattern on my young Livistona Australis
  3. Merlyn

    Sick Canary

    My initial thought was also Fusarium Oxysporum v. Canariensis. It's become widespread out there, just like Fusarium Oxysporum v. Palmarum around here kills Queens and Washies. Here's a fact sheet from UFL: https://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/media/factsheets/pp0044.pdf
  4. @iigreatoneii if your soil is sandy it'll be difficult to "overwater" a pygmy date. I have a few with 6-8' of trunk in the backyard in an open sandy area with just a single 2gph dripper on it 40 mins per day = 1.3 gallons. And in the front yard I have a double a bit taller than yours in my tropical bed. It gets 40 minutes of torrential downpour sprayers every morning. Both are totally happy. After a transplant I'd agree with Harry, a little more water is normal. I'm not sure what your weather pattern is there near the coast, but up here we just started the daily afternoon thunderstorms. Realistically I could turn my watering systems off until October and nothing would even notice. If you are getting heavy, soaking rains then you could back off a bit on the extra water. Regular daily rain will keep the soil pretty moist down 1-3ft where the main roots are, and will also soak the upper adventitious roots at the same time. But if you aren't getting and inch or so per day then just keep on keepin' on!
  5. Harry’s Palms

    Butia capitata

    I forgot to mention , to me the fruit tasted like apricot when I sampled it. There used to be a Syagrus planted fairly close to it and I think it pollinated the Butia , the squirrels loved the fruit , once they found out. I have since removed the Syagrus so I don’t have any fruit now. Harry
  6. Harry’s Palms

    Butia capitata

    So those are the true Capitata. I had bought a Butia over 25 years ago and it was labeled Bonetti . It was a seedling and even then there was uncertainty around it. I just figured it was a different type of Capitata due to its silver blue color which showed up about 5-6 years after I planted it. Now I am told that most of the Butia that were in the US are Oderata . They are quite a bit larger than what you have and in the case of the one I have , silver. Most of them are lighter green . I can see a distinct difference in yours . I don’t think I’ve seen one around here. HarryButia Oderata , silver
  7. ThereseCup

    The soil mixes the pros use

    Okay, now that I killed my Majesty Palm lol... Can you recommend what I should use for my cat palm and my parlor Palm, I did break down and buy castings and charcoal and coarse sand and I also have perlite and peat moss and regular potting soil and cactus soil and orchid potting mix so I just want to find the right mixture for those two Palms, I'm not sure if castings are going to cause bugs so I don't really know what to do. I watched a video and this lady was putting all that stuff in her acacia Palm, do you have any recommendations? I need to transplant my cat palm because it's looking really sad. The leaves are yellowing everywhere and I'm getting brown tips, it's still in the pot. I purchased it in and I know I'm not watering it enough but it is getting pretty root bound and needs transplanted, so I have all that stuff I mentioned and I also bought tons of grow lights and bulbs, I've spent quite a fortune in the past few days getting all these things lol.. I've added a bunch of pictures so you can get a good idea of how sad my cat Palm is looking lol
  8. @greysriggingHard to tell from that perspective, but my guess is Hydriastele Ramsayi.
  9. ThereseCup

    What type of soil for a indoor majesty palm?

    Well I ended up killing my majesty palm lol.... I watched a YouTube video where a woman cut away the roots on her palm So that she can keep putting it in the same pot when she needs to transplant it and I did the same thing and unfortunately it died 😭
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  11. Tyrone

    A trio of Malay dwarf coconuts

    If you average 20-22C in winter, positioned correctly they should do fine for you. In WA your winter average max is equivalent to Horrocks beach to Kalbarri which I would call warm subtropical and in Kalbarri Cocos are easy to grow and fruit well. I’m envious. 😀
  12. peachy

    New Caledonia Palms

    Most of the New Caledonian palms do quite well here although the higher altitude species need to be well watered on the really hot days. I had not been able to make up my mind about attending the biennial, not wanting to leave my dogs, or seeing many of my favourite palms in habitat. Sadly the current disturbances, me being the cowardly type, plus an allergy to bullets, have made up my mind for me. On a trip to Fiji many years ago I had to spend most of the time in my hotel room listening to martial sounds of a political uprising. Not an experience I care to repeat. It's such a shame that it happened now as so many people were really looking forward to being there and seeing all the special palms. Peachy
  13. happypalms

    Phoenicophorium borsigianum

    The palm is a winner Cindy but the show stopper is the bromeliad in the background!
  14. happypalms

    New Caledonia Palms

    I don’t have one Kris but iam sure it won’t be long before you have one.
  15. happypalms

    Butia capitata

    Sounds like you’re speaking from experience there Brucer point noted 😁
  16. happypalms

    A trio of Malay dwarf coconuts

    No worries Tyrone I have a great sunny spot free draining sand that is hot in summer also I was at the site yesterday in the garden with the winter solstice the sun was hitting the planting site perfect with the last rays of sunlight through the gum trees it’s the best winter sun trap spot in my garden so iam hopeful for them but thanks for the great grow tips it will be interesting iam not going to plant them until a few years time when they are a bit bigger and acclimated that is if they live I do average up to 20c to 22c with the odd 24c in the sun but down to 2c if I can get them a bit acclimated they pass test one weather stage.
  17. Small one went downhill fast after a seemingly trouble free transplant. No one is quite sure what caused it, but all leaves desiccated after a few days so were cut off. Plastic tent installed to generate more heat. Central spear still solid and green. I think she’ll be fine. If you would like to offer your support for this project, please visit the Tahina conservation project GoFundMe page.
  18. Large one is powering on, hasn't skipped a beat. Spear on the move still. Looks generally a lot happier too, starting to align itself better. If you would like to offer your support for this project, please visit the Tahina conservation project GoFundMe page.
  19. A nice little box of Aussie native plants arriving in the mail 5 boronia pinnatafrons 10 dasymalla terminalis 5 kunzea pomifera 5 verticorda chrysantha and 5 sierra pink crystal some rare and exotic Australian native plants as well as my tropical garden around my house I also want a exotic native plant garden surrounding the tropical gardens edge in some of the tougher dry areas more suitable for Australian native plants the gum trees just drink to much water for tropical water loving palms so why not go a native garden working with what I have rather than struggling to go exotic tropical plus it will complement the whole garden theme.
  20. Awesome trails through this sub-tropical rainforest. I’m lucky to have a son who enjoys these experiences just as much as I do. Dominant species Archontophoenix cunninghamiana. Also spotted Calamus muelleri, the odd Livistona australis, and Macrozamia lucida.
  21. A few gracilis seeds from RPS it will be interesting to germinate this little palm it does grow in my climate having one in my garden for 23 years having survived many climatic conditions tolerant of cool weather see how I go with this batch of seeds.
  22. I do not. However, are you growing any tropical Trachycarpus that could be in the linage? Unless of course it’s not a hybrid at all….
  23. Borosbobo

    Phoenix Sylvestris

    First we put a veil foil then the heating cables and then a cover sheet. Winters are not that tough here in Balaton so we just have to cover these palms for 2 or 3 months. Few streets away there is an unfinished house and he bought 2 phoenix c 2 trachycarpus and 2 washington robustas. He doesn’t care about them and never put winter protection on them. Some died but surprisingly one date palm is thriving there. It’s the 5. year for them and we had time when the temperature went below 0 C°. It’s sad to see those palms but well what can you do
  24. Tyrone

    A trio of Malay dwarf coconuts

    I grew a Dwarf Malay in my Perth garden with a lot of care and during the growing season I gave them a couple of spoonfuls of rock salt every couple of months. Do you average 20C max during your coolest winter months. If so, that is there cut off temp. They need exceptional drainage, so pure sand is a must in marginal areas, and they need almost no water during winter. Obviously the warmer you are during winter the more water they can take. In marginal areas, the difference between life and death, too little water and too much water in winter is a razor sharp margin. A north facing spot protected from cold southerlies is what they need too. Sun, sun and more sun as they are a solar panel really. If you are going to plant them now being winter, I’d suggest a portable poly tent over them so they can at least bed in over winter. I hope they go well for you.
  25. I'm not sure if it would work or not, but the only reason to do it would be to reduce the height of the plant. The base of the cyathea won't regrow after the top is cut off. With dicksonias you can lop off a section of trunk and you'll get regrowth from the base, plus the removed trunk will grow roots if watered well. Cyatheas don't do that (at least the nz species), but they do transplant alright if you dig a decent root ball.
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