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  2. 13 months later and this palm is really growing!
  3. Alberto

    Pindo / Jelly Palm Query

    The nuts of butiás are also edible and the taste is delicious like coconuts. Brazilans also put a good amount of ripe fruits of butiás in rum and in time it will aromatize it, wat is called "licor de butiá".
  4. PlantDad

    Jubaea chilensis

    I'm looking for palms to buy can u help direct me to someone sellers on here? Thank you
  5. Updated photos of this row of Pinanga Coronata, just over 2 years now from being planted as 1 gallon plants! 5 gallon paint bucket for scale fast growing daughter for scale! And here’s the first batch of seed from these, now sprouting!
  6. Almost 3 years growth for my foxtail. While it gained some height the trunk really thickened. This is also the latest in winter I've gone without my red copper plants defoliating.
  7. Agree. The drive from Cocoa to Sebastian on A1A is fun. Lots of beautiful homes and coconuts.
  8. The Gerg

    Show Us Your Archontophoenix!

    Speaking of Archontopheonix.......damn it.....I need another one like I need a hole in my head. But check out this Lowe’s offering. They just apparently got a great shipment of spectacular triples for sale. Look at the first four photos and tell me how much they are selling this for.???? Now look at the price. $89 is incredible deal for a triple King palm this size. Their previous ones are smaller and in 24” boxes and going for $299. I didn’t get it. I left feeling like “the one that got away” story. But I just don’t need this.
  9. Hilo Jason

    Show Us Your Archontophoenix!

    Archontophoenix Alexandrae in my garden. This is a clump of 14 in my backyard. There’s another clump like this in my front yard. These are all over this part of the Big Island. while driving up the hamakua coast here you’ll cross over bridges and below you will be gulches filled with thousands of these palms. It’s an incredible sight! I’ll look to see if I have any good photos that capture it.
  10. Woodyetias are always a crowd pleaser. Not exactly rare though.
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  12. NorCalKing

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    We are 9B so we are running a warm 9B/10A. With our brief 29°. Most years 28° is pretty typical for a winter low. In my 6 years here 25° was our lowest. But again only briefly. We always warm to mid 50's to low 60's.
  13. Happy Friday all! My question is for the veteran Socal members especially those a bit inland. I have some spots that will receive full sun most of the day 50 miles inland in Rancho Cucamonga. I’m want to stick with palms with crown shafts that will handle the intense sun here. I have 2 Roystonea planted already so at this time based on the size of my yard I’m not adding any. I have over 30 Archontophoenix in my yard so that would eliminate them as well. Many of you have been in the Palm game much longer than I have what are your thoughts? Thank you for the input!
  14. UK_Palms

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    My first frost in 5 weeks here tonight. Down to 31F right now at 1am under the clear skies. I'm expecting to drop down to 28/29F by sunrise here. London on the other hand is still sitting at a comfortable 38F, which goes to show the massive urban heat island effect of a big city and being in such close proximity to the Thames river and the east coast. It moderates their temperature massively, rarely dropping below freezing on even the coldest of nights. Hence them being able to grow Roystonia Regia there, unprotected. Even still, my inland countryside location remains pretty mild. After 5 weeks of nighttime lows in the 50-55F region, we have several nights of frost predicted here, but nothing below 28F hopefully. Not bad for mid winter at 51N. Hopefully I don't see anything below 25F this winter. The Phoenix Canariensis are absolutely thriving here anyway. There's going to be some monsters appearing in the coming years/decades. The Washies as well appear to be on steroids with some ridiculous growth going on inland here... especially the Filifera... but also Filibusta and Robusta's too...
  15. Ah yes, thank you for catching my mistake and for the advice
  16. sandgroper

    Wollemi Pine rescue

    Fantastic effort by the fireos, they're true hero's.
  17. These really are beautiful flowers, in a previous life I was a safari tour guide in the north west of Western Australia and these flowers were always a hit with tourists. The ones growing around Nor West Cape, near Exmouth, produce flowers with a central white eye but my favourites are the ones with a glossy black eye, they are stunning. I should imagine a lot of our native wildflowers would do well in your climate as it is so close to their natural climate here in Oz. Great to see your efforts producing results, it's very rewarding when something goes right!
  18. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    The Struggle is Real !

    So very similar to Bismarkia, but larger =)
  19. Steve in Florida

    ButiaXSyagrus'Litoralis'?

    That's fantastic. I hope your seeds are fresh. Please contact me if you have a few extra seedlings. My two planted seedlings were completely devastated by giant grasshoppers.
  20. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    Pinanga Coronata - 1 year of growth!

    Nice palm wall Jason =) Gotta love Hawaii palm growth. Of course us Zone 9 growers are interested in seeds !!! Palm envy is real here haha
  21. greysrigging

    The Struggle is Real !

    My own one ? Slowish ( 30 years old in that pic ), but not planted in an ideal location with lots of competition from other plants. Climatically the same as in the wild ( native to the Top End of the Northern Territory, the difference being mine gets watered during the dry season. The other pic ?, probably the same age, maybe 5 years older ( when the sub division was built in the early/mid '80's.
  22. Chester B

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    28F still the lowest, most nights in the upper 30's/low 40's, but much more cloudy and rainy the last while. Going to be hanging out at 50F for the foreseeable future. I feel like we get 7 months of spring, 4 months of summer, 1 month of fall and 2 or 3 days of winter each year. In the 4 years I've lived here the lows at my location have been: 18F, 25F, 26F and 28F so far this year.
  23. Tyrone

    Neem oil care

    Yes it can be mixed in as a foliage feed. Probably applied once a month by memory. Neem oil disrupts the hormones in an insect so that they don’t mature or reproduce effectively. It’s not a quick knock down. It’s meant to disrupt the life cycle and end it eventually.
  24. Hilo Jason

    Pinanga Coronata - 1 year of growth!

    Here’s the 2 year update on these Pinanga Coronata. In just 2 years these have gone from 1 gallon plants to seed producing adults! And I’m happy to announce that they are fully blocking the road now which was the goal! 5 gallon paint bucket for scale: Removed the grass that was in between these clumps and made a planter which is filling in nicely. fast growing 11 year old daughter for scale view from the road above thanks for looking! P.S. I’ll probably be offering some seed from these in the future if there’s any interest.
  25. Trustandi

    ButiaXSyagrus'Litoralis'?

    I would like to be considered too. Thank you @matthedlund
  26. OC2Texaspalmlvr

    The Struggle is Real !

    @greysrigging thanks for the pics very impressive specimens. How would you rate the growth rates of them ?
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