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  2. WaianaeCrider

    Palm ID

    Been hiking in a remote leeward valley for the past 15 years. A few years ago I began to notice some palms sprouting that in no way are native pritchardias. There is one place in the valley where maybe 50 t o 75 years ago a rancher planted some Date palms. At first I thought over the years heavy rains might have washed seeds down to where I'm seeing the seedlings. But nope, these are not date palms, no sign of thorns. Today I took a bunch of pictures of a few growing w/in 4 feet of each other. What do ;you think? I wonder if a few years ago someone walked the trail tossing seeds into the bush? Boy would the environmentalists be pissed even thought there is just about not a single native plant in this low land section of the valley.
  3. donofriojim1

    Photos of Trachycarpus fortunei "Tesan"

    I agree with you there. Greater Cincinnati is realistically ranges from 5b to 7a. A friend of mine has had a trachycarpus takil outdoors unprotected since 2016 in the northern suburbs which is in a realistic 6b location
  4. Stelios

    Variegated Palms and Cycads - show 'em!

    On my biggest phoenix roebelenii I found only on one frond this variegation. Is on one of the older fronds now and it didn't happen again.
  5. edbrown_III

    ISO Sabal etonia

    Looking fer Sabal etonia plants or seeds contact me Ed Brown ----
  6. Ben OK

    Sabal minor At Their Range Limits?

    That's a great looking specimen! I'm glad you are doing your part to make NJ a little more palmy.
  7. NickJames

    Headed to South Florida

    I’m taking home a coconut from this. Is it a green Malayan dwarf?
  8. Justin31703

    Brahea ID

    It reminds me of a young Coccothrinax spissa, but I could be wrong.
  9. Tom in Tucson

    Which euphorbia?

    It might be Euphorbia grandidens or a close relative Hi 76˚, Lo 40˚
  10. Yes you can grow tropical fruit ( and palms) in Northern California ! https://www.abc10.com/mobile/article/features/modestos-backyard-banana-farmer/103-ff0e7f4c-0a60-4d70-ae38-b4b4852efdb1
  11. tinman10101

    Variegated Palms and Cycads - show 'em!

    My sabal lisa does the same. I thought it was nutrient deficiency but i have fed it everything and it still retains this characteristic. Maybe once i plant it in the ground I'll know for sure.
  12. James B

    Hammock recommendations

    Nice beautiful set up! I looked up an online calculator on how high to hang each end and determined 60”. Now both the Archontophoenix in question have about 5 feet of trunk but perhaps maybe let them get a couple more rings before hanging just to be on the safe side so as not to damage the palms?
  13. ShadyDan

    'Cool hardy' palms

    Trachycarpus fortunei is the go-to “cool-hardy” palm just about anywhere. Grows perfectly happily in the northern UK and far northern Vancouver Island where the average summer highs make me shiver...
  14. Kim

    Hammock recommendations

    This hammock is large and very comfortable. It's a souvenir from a trip to northeast Brazil, bought in the old city of Olinda. It is handmade, all natural cotton, and was a reasonable price after some bargaining. There were many colors and styles to choose from; the natural tones and ornate fringe appealed to me. It's a long way to go to buy a hammock, but I see you can purchase similar items on Wayfair. Search for 'Brazilian hammock.' Edit: I was advised to buy the kind without the wooden spreaders. They were said to flip over too easily.
  15. CodyORB

    'Cool hardy' palms

    Juania australis is more than just cool hardy, it’s cool dependent. They die in long stretches above 75F or so. Looks to be the same with Ledidorrhachis and maybe the high-elevation Chambeyronias.
  16. The Basjoo got a very unceremonious sip of water every month or so just to ensure they didn't dry out all the way. It was usually just me dumping a water bottle or 2 over the all of the root balls. No light, no moving them around. They were fast asleep. I planted them back out when the nighttime temps were staying above freezing which usually puts the days in the 50's or 60's which is warm enough for them to slowly start putting out leaves again. Some flowered the following year, but the bananas are insignificant and the stalk dies after flowering so in my opinion the less flowers the better. You can overwinter Ensete Maurelli the exact same way and they're a showstopper in a 7a garden. Same deal with the Colocasia. Just barely enough water to keep them from dessicating completely. If you have any Alocasia with a larger tuber (Odora, Calidora, etc) it's better to store them without dirt and not sealed up as the big ones hold a lot of moisture and always rotted for me if I wintered them dormant in dirt. That's for the BIG tubers though, softball size or bigger.
  17. I have been growing one in central NJ for over 10 years and while it definitely is slow growing, it always looks good. This year I don't plan on protecting it unless it gets really cold for a stretch, otherwise its been super tough!
  18. palmhort

    Sabal minor At Their Range Limits?

    I have several growing in central NJ (zone 7a) with no protection at all for well over 10 years! The only damage that happens is heavy snow or ice can push the fronds down but this is rare.
  19. kinzyjr

    Average First Frost

    Forecast is trending down as far as low temperature (Tues => 36F vs 43 in my last post):
  20. Merlyn2220

    Palms that can take wet feet

    Can Copernicia Prunifera take tons of water and swampy soil? I planted my small seedlings in a drier, full sun and sandy area in my lot, since the Palmpedia site said they originated in dry savannah areas. If they are happier with more water then I should probably adjust my drippers on the triple in the ground.
  21. Meangreen94z

    WTB Parajubaea torallyi seeds or palm

    JungleMusic usually has 15 gallon palms, maybe other sizes. They ship.
  22. Sprinkle some cinnamon into the baggie, shake it around, and use hydrogen peroxide as a way of moisture
  23. Hi Topiary, welcome to the forum. I'm not sure what is the best thing to do. But a couple of things occured to me. One if the mix is not holding water it needs to be soaked in a garden surfactant, or a soil wetting agent, like soap. Two, it is unusual that it is not holding water and slow to drain. I think that it will need something better and the sooner the better. It may already be too late. Some would say don't waste money on it. " is there a way to dump out the soil and replace is with a well draining tropical mix with orchid bark without disturbing the roots? ".... that is repotting. You just do it slowly and carefully. You will probably get better advice from someone who has actually done it, I have no experience with Majesties. Please keep us updated.
  24. jeff1958

    My Palm Tree has died

    Yes at least the top, fronds, looked pretty much like that, but the skin on my trunk is smoother ?
  25. I couldn't find this specific answer in any of the baggie mold threads. I had some mold growth on the seeds in a bunch of the baggies I have going. They're all hand wrung sphag on a heat mat. I emptied all of the bags, separated the seeds and dipped in a 1/10 bleach solution. I made sure any inadvertant remnants of fruit were completely gone and I soaked for a few minutes although some people say to only do it for a few seconds. Afterwards I rinsed the seeds in tap water and boiled an cooled the sphag. I really don't know why I didn't use fresh medium but I figured after boiling it shouldn't matter. After cooling I wrung out the sphag and placed back with seeds in new baggies. In less than 24 hours I had mold growth again. Not sure how this is possible as I thought I kept everything clean. I successfully germinated Butia seeds once before and the only difference I remember is not rinsing the seeds after the bleach bath, but since everything I read said to rinse that's what I did on this batch. Any advice?
  26. greysrigging

    Spring down under

    From 'Weatherzone', Australia. "Spring ending with a dangerous heatwave. A large pool of extremely hot air is about to sweep across Australia, challenging records and lifting fire danger ratings in a number of states and territories. Two broad and slow-moving low pressure troughs will drag a mass of hot air over southern and eastern Australia during the coming week. This prolonged spell of abnormally hot weather will cause severe to extreme heatwave conditions as temperatures soar more than 15ºC above average in some areas. The hottest air will target the outback, where temperatures should hit 45-46ºC in parts of SA, NSW and Queensland on multiple days, possibly higher in some places. Image: Saturday will be one of the hottest days of this heatwave, with temperatures likely to reach 46ºC in some parts of the country. In SA, Oodnadatta is forecast to reach a scorching 47ºC on Saturday. This is less than half a degree off its spring record of 47.3ºC from 2006. Further south, Renmark is one of several SA locations that are forecast to reach 46ºC on Saturday. This would be a new spring record for Renmark, beating 45.3ºC from 2012. Over the border in NSW, Brewarrina has an unfortunate forecast of three consecutive 45ºC days between Sunday and Tuesday, bookended by 42ºC days on Saturday and Wednesday. In records dating back to 1911, Brewarrina has never registered three 45ºC days in a row at any time of year. In Queensland, the heat will initially target the southwest before creeping into the southeast early next week. Birdsville is tipped to reach 45ºC to 46ºC for five consecutive days starting on Friday. This would be Birdsville’s earliest five-day spell at or above 45ºC on record, with data going back to 1954. Victoria will escape the most intense heat, although temperatures could still rise to the mid-forties in the northwest by the weekend. Mildura, Swan Hill and Ouyen are all forecast to reach 44ºC on Saturday. The impending heat will help cause Very High to Extreme fire danger ratings in parts of southern and eastern Australia during the coming week. Be sure to avoid the heat where possible and keep an eye on the latest bush and grass fire information in your state or territory."
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