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  2. Yes, there should be some available, but of what size and price I do not know yet. They could also be of the 'Highland Mealybug' variety, which is a possibility as they are often intermixed. When I get more details I shall post herein. Ryan
  3. Johnny Palmseed

    Did I plant this Christmas palm too high?

    Looks real good. I think you won’t regret moving the sprinkler line. The only other recommendation would be to make sure you keep the grass away from the base of the plants. If you have a lawn service, they will use the string trimmer and cause damage. Also, it’s better for water and fertilizer absorption. Welcome to the palm addiction!
  4. This potted Areca catechu Dwarf is waiting to be scheduled for planting. I think I may have a spot in mind. It is smaller/younger than the dwarf Areca I planted. Petioles are about 1" long. Areca catechu (not quite) Extreme Dwarf - This is my most dwarfed Areca. Petioles are nil to 1/2" long. Its pot also blew over in the storm so I have picked a place very close to where its pot now sits on the south side of the house. I'm sure I'll have to sacrifice another nice pot. This next dwarf Areca has had its ups and downs. At one point this summer the nearby Pritchardia pacifica blocked most of its access to light and sun until I cut off the offending leaf. Its still struggling to regain its dark green color. I might repot it if I can find a larger pot. I grew this last dwarf Areca from seed. I plan to move it to a larger pot. I've germinated over 100 dwarf Areca seeds in the past several years. Not one turned out to be a ultra-rare, coveted, no-petiole extreme dwarf. But I love them anyway.
  5. As of today, I have retrieved the plant lists for the Palms and Crotons. I will be processing them shortly and posting them here as soon as they are ready. I know Jeff has put a lot of time and effort into the lists and completed them as soon as possible. The first page is smeared with dried blood and the back page is covered with potting soil, if that says anything. I will post them directly and include a booklet version posted as an attachment that may be printed if need be. Ryan
  6. Our first day of fall ushered in some drier if not cooler air. That drier air was heralded by a wind and rain storm that managed to do more damage and knock over more things than TS Sally a couple of weeks ago. Among the things blown over were two enormous pots of Areca catechu dwarf and semi-dwarf. We couldn't help but notice that both pots were rootbound. Having no larger pots to move these palms to we decided to bite the bullet and plant them in our back yard jungle. So, yesterday and today we did. We also had to sacrifice two nice plastic pots to free them. I have several other large pots of dwarf Arecas and have made plans to put them in the ground this fall. But planting a very large rootbound palm every few days is all we can manage at our age. We will spend the whole winter trying to catch up to everything that got away from us this past growing season. Naturally, I took photos. Areca catechu, Semi-Dwarf - While not the coveted fully dwarf version of this species, this is quite a special palm in its own right. It is about 7-8' tall and has nicely scrunched leaves. Note: I took closeups of the scuffed/abraded crownshaft and trunk. That occurred when the storm pushed over the pot into a Beccariophoenix. I treated the wounds with hydrogen peroxide. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can do to prevent infection? Notice scrapes on crownshaft and trunk Areca catechu Dwarf - Dwarf Arecas occur along a spectrum from extreme to semi. This palm is quite dwarf, although it has distinct 1-2" petioles. We planted it in place of a fading Satakentia Petioles approx 1-2" long Areca catechu Normal - This typical Areca catechu is planted close to the dwarf and semi-dwarf in the jungle. It is going into its 2nd winter in the ground and took down to 37F with little damage last winter.
  7. Its barely trunking, it may get thicker yet. How close was that wall?
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  9. Kim

    Hi All

    Sorry to hear you are doing so poorly, but glad to know you are getting help. Thanks for writing.
  10. chocolatethunda

    Germinating Latania Lodigessi

    Has anyone seen a Latania seed like this before? It looks peculiar to me
  11. Joe- here are pictures of 2 palms that did the same thing for me. Both showed no new growth and then I noticed the pots bulging out the side. The new growth was happening under the soil level for months I believe. I carefully took them out of their pots and re-potted into wider pots to allow the plant to have both growing points parallel with the soil line. The old growing point is slowly dying off as the new one pushes new growth. All of this new growth was pure white so I have them both acclimating under shade and they have greened up nicely. Tahina: dypsis sp? (About 1-2 months behind the Tahina in terms of when I re-potted it)
  12. The biggest Volunteer that has naturalized in VA beach (that I know of) is this one at Jungle Golf. They were one of the first to bring up Sabal Palmetto to VA beach when they opened in 1970. The Cold of 2018 hardly scathed it.. There are other large Volunteers at JG but this one is the largest and oldest. Most of the palms in JG are from the 1980s and I believe there is one from the original 1970 planting left.
  13. Darold Petty

    Butia yatay – Seed Shape

    These are two of my favorite images,
  14. ahosey01

    A Hot Time on the Left Coast

    I’m in Wickenburg, AZ. The last two days of the year where we were supposed to be 110+, we got enough smoke to keep us shaded and down around 106-107. That was a pleasant and unexpected reprieve.
  15. Hilo Jason

    Let's see your iriartea

    Great pictures everyone. Here is my Ireartea deltoidea, this was purchased as a 4” plant about 2.5 years ago. Amazing how fast these are! Rocky is providing scale.
  16. Darold Petty

    Butia yatay – Seed Shape

    Here are two images from my trip to Argentina. (Sorry, I am computer incompetent to zoom in on the B. yatay seeds. I can transmit the original image to others diectly, ..if interested, PM me. )
  17. I wont say it, mine is too big to be that close to your house, its 25' tall and 25' wide about like a bismarckia in the space it occupies. In the desert the growth habit could be quite different. In oak shade here they are ~ 1/2 size in trunk thickness and number of leaves in the crown. In the desert they do apparently handle the heat, but the growth habit is TBD as I haven't seen an adult grown in the desert.
  18. James760

    Dwarf Sabal minors in Texas

    I want one!
  19. edric

    Hi All

    Just a short note to let you know I'm still alive. I'm in a wheelchair most of the time. I can't walk too far without something to hold on to as my equilibrium has forsaken me. Some days are better than others but I manage to do quite a bit. I doubt ill be doing much more editing on the encyclopedia of palms. I have a part-time CNA, she's helping me type. I do okay at this function typing that is with her help, but her help is a blessing. It's nice to have a hand. I'll try and send another email if there are any changes in my health. Sincerely, Ed Vaile
  20. DAVEinMB

    Phoenix ID

    Are these sylvestris or dactylifera? Been in the ground around 3 years or so - location is myrtle beach - zone 8b. Thanks!
  21. Tracy

    Cycad cones and flushes

    Another comparison: Encephalartos horridus female cone and the Encephalartos horridus x woodii cone which is tbd.
  22. Estlander

    Koppen climate projections

    It looks like Destin on the panhandle is ahead of times. People are already planting Bottle palms. Lol
  23. If you've sent an RSVP, an email will be sent later this week with further details for this meeting. If you plan on attending and haven't sent an RSVP, please do as it will assist greatly with planning for the visit to Montgomery and the socially distanced private garden cookout. CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed at these events.
  24. Tracy

    Cycad cones and flushes

    I'm looking for some feedback on the sex of the last photo. The first four are all male cones, which are in order trispinosis, arenarius x woodii, longifolius and natalensis x horridus. The last photo of a cone is my horridus x woodii. I was assuming this is male based on the way the facets are. However, I'm beginning to have questions because it doesn't appear to be as elongated as I would expect. Since it is the first time this has coned I don't have experience to see pollen or see the cone desiccate and fall apart showing seeds. I know you have this hybrid as well, so thought I would see if any of your Encephalartos horridus x woodii have coned yet and what their cones look(ed) like. Anyone else with this hybrid can weigh in as well.
  25. palmsrgreat

    Butia yatay – Seed Shape

    the below picture is what I purchased as B. odorata, all football shaped
  26. palmsrgreat

    Butia yatay – Seed Shape

    Steve, Can you confirm the shape of yatay seeds you have received in the past? These are my yatay seed from RPS this summer, all round. Similar to yatay seeds I got from another seed house this summer as well.
  27. The last photos were from a different plant. The first two were partially scale-infested (sorta wavy leaves) and heavily scale-infested (very wavy and crinkly leaves). The third is the last photo, it has no visible scale and opened normally. So I hope the other two will recover in a few months. If I'm lucky I'll get another flush before winter.
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