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  2. PlantDad

    Nova Scotia Palms

    What is the winter minimum temperature there?
  3. What happened was the tenants of the building moved out, and then it sat empty for 12 months whilst it was put up for sale. Eventually all these palms were removed and nowadays there are hardier drought tolerant plants growing in the same spot. Was a real shame to see the perfectly happy and healthy palms die off due to lack of care. I had a chat with a local 'Talk Back Gardener' radio show guru about the whole situation and he was appalled, saying in his own nursery he would retail that size healthy lipstick for 2 or 300 dollars each !
  4. RedRabbit

    Remarkable palms of Tampa Bay

    Yeah, I bet the shade is what made it relatively slow. The neighborhood it's in is fairly warm, but I'm sure the canopy and being planted close to the house helped keep it alive. Nice finds! I think the ficus is actually benjamina. I'm beginning to wonder if they might be underrated for cold tolerance. Allegedly they're one of the more cold-sensitive ficus, but I've seen a few established ones growing in the Countryway neighborhood which is 9b. Great find on the Piney Point coconuts. As far as we know on Palmtalk, the furthest north pre-2010 coconuts live in New Port Richey. The ones you found are impressive though, I wasn't aware of them and there are very few that far north.
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  6. jimmyt

    Germination Tips!? Joey palm

    I kept mine in the baggie until big enough to bet potted. The baggie is the only way I could basically control the temperature down to the degree. If you live in an environment with steady warm temps then potting them up would be ok. You can control everything in a germinator box. It will keep the kids, rodents, dogs, and cats out too!
  7. Stevetoad

    Red beauty

    Such an awesome palm. Too bad they loose the color. Mine isn’t that red but still had nice red petioles. I heard they turn more red with less water like livistona rigida. Does anyone know if that’s true or not?
  8. Dundee and greysrigging, Will those toasted lipsticks recover? They don't look so well!
  9. jimmyt

    Red beauty

    That is a beauty!
  10. KentiaPalm

    Red beauty

    Look at this red beauty latania lontaroides ‘red latan’ comes from Reunion island. Are these even real? It’s beautiful
  11. That's just stunning! I can die now.
  12. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    My vent about one of most hated palms

    I actually dont dislike your palm at all. Well grown and yet still looks very natural
  13. Mr.SamuraiSword

    Sabal ID Phoenix

    After looking at it a second time it seems to be a Filfera. The boots were trimmed so far back it looked like a young palmetto trunk. *insert slapping forehead here
  14. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    Seed Germination Attempts

    Here's my set up which I have found the easiest for my beginner skill set. I do use a heating mat mostly for winter growth in my garage with plastic trays holding transparent solo cups filled with 50/50 turface and garden soil. I spray the top of the soil with daconil and I'll cover the tops with ziploc baggies to trap moisture to keep from having to keep watering often. Once seeds pop there first leaf they graduate to a cheap amazon grow light. Here in south Houston community pots are by far the easiest and highest germination rate. I keep outside in the shade in 1gal containers.
  15. GottmitAlex

    I germinated a supermarket coconut

    When one dehusks young coconuts, the mesocarp and the endocarp are usually beige/white. Mature nuts, those are a different matter. I do not doubt that some companies apply chemicals/pesticides etc on the young ones.
  16. DoomsDave

    Palmy view out your front door

    Me too! pant pant pant licky!
  17. NOT A TA

    I germinated a supermarket coconut

    I believe his response was an answer to my question of whether there's a possibility that chemicals are used on store bought cocos to prevent mold growth in storage or perhaps change appearance. I've wondered if the white Asian cocos are bleached.
  18. JANAIY

    Germination Tips!? Joey palm

    Any updates on the other ones ? pls post pics
  19. JANAIY

    Germination Tips!? Joey palm

    I am receiving 2 geminated silver joey seeds with the petiole grown around 4-5 inch. Now should I keep them in the ziplock bag and just the seed inside with no moisture? and in the germinator box or should I plant them already in a pot? Not sure what to do and I want to do it right. Don't want to mess this up. Its impossible to find those seeds. Hope they arrive alive. Any opinions are welcome. Also do you guys have any updates on yours? Pics would be awesome.
  20. GottmitAlex

    I germinated a supermarket coconut

    Chemicals? Really? Don't employ chemicals. I suggest start from scratch. Begin anew.
  21. Concur ^^...... they are a fairly common exotic in the Darwin region. They do best in full sun but must be well watered. We have a 6 month 'dry season' with little or no rain so it is imperative to keep up the water to have them looking the best. This is what happens when not watered in the dry season....
  22. GottmitAlex

    I germinated a supermarket coconut

    Get a 75watt brood lamp and train it towards the floor in that closet. It will generate heat. Keep it at least 12" away from the carpet. You don't want to start a fire.
  23. Jim in Los Altos

    My vent about one of most hated palms

    I love Pritchardia, Bismarckia, certain Livistona and Brahea species as well as a few others but admit to having way more pinnate species in my yard than palmate.
  24. I will try cleaning it tomorrow if that wont hurt it. I might just use my hands to scrub it off, but with gloves. Chemicals in stores might be a possibility to make them look better longer? Or to make them last longer? Who knows? I wouldn't personally think about planting a nut outside until early May when we don't have severe storms every week. That's just weather here for January, February, March, and April. We don't get severe storms unless its associated with a cold front, and cold front can bring cold temps down here. Cold enough to prohibit anything like that from sprouting at all.
  25. It is currently 71F in my closet, generally stays around that temp. Although it will likely fall below 70 tonight, its going to get down almost freezing outside tonight, and tomorrow night. So lowest will probably be around 65-68 in there tonight. I wouldnt know how to prevent it.
  26. NOT A TA

    I germinated a supermarket coconut

    I'm sorry but I have no experience with dehusked store bought coconuts. The ones I use as seeds to grow are all fully mature drops from local trees and I plant them with husk intact in soil so no experience with the various incubator methods using baggies, heated water buckets, etc. Seems weird that you'd get mold and bad smells in a day. Is anyone aware of any disinfectants or other chemicals being used on nuts sold in grocery stores? Because the soap suds look thing seems strange. If it were mine I think I'd use some dish detergent and a scrub brush on that nut in the kitchen sink then put in a new bag and see what happens. In Pensacola you can probably just plant a nut outside in a month or so, water occasionally, and it'll sprout by mid summer.
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