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  2. NatureGirl

    Aloes Blooming

    Oops forgot one! Aloe capitata
  3. colin Peters

    Dypsis leptocheilos seed

    $10 for 200 seed $15 for 500 seed $3.75 US only shipping, includes usda inspection. Beautiful, hardy and fast growing.
  4. Matt in OC

    Fungus treatment help

    I concur with Tracy on the cold damage.
  5. Tracy

    Fungus treatment help

    The damage on the leaves looks more like cold damage to me. Others have recommended to me to use antifungal solutions in the crown when there is a true fungal infection or topically where the problem exists. I have used liquid copper successfully but there are other products. Liquid copper can cause leaf spotting if you apply directly to the leaves, so some other fungicides might be a better option. Is this an outdoor potted plant in Austin? What sort of lows have you exposed it to?
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  7. Laaz

    Palmseeds.net

    Your ip is blocked for some reason.
  8. Matthew92

    Polar Vortex on the Way?

    In the wake of this year's polar vortex event, here's an article on the February 1899 Cold Snap (anniversary was yesterday) and the wind chills experienced. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbrettschneider/2019/02/04/great-1899-cold-snap-wind-chills/#d3780cf1d67c Here are some of the lows experienced in different cities in FL
  9. I'm going to have to disagree with you here. The palm that Bartram described is most certainly Roystonea regia. The argument that I've most often seen is that he saw royals, but he was actually much further south than Lake Dexter. Supposedly Bartram's field notes disappeared while on loan after his death, so his "Travels" is the only source for his information, and he doesn't explicitly state where he was when he saw Palma elata. Placement of his sighting near Lake Dexter was sort of an informed guess by Francis Harper, who spent years tracing Bartram's travels and edited a "Naturalist's Edition" of the Travels with commentary and index. It is possible that Harper got the location wrong, and that Bartram was actually somewhere south of Lake Okeechobee. This used to be supported by the fact that Bartram described the Okeechobee gourd as growing in the same area as the palms, and these were previously only found south of the lake, but the gourd was rediscovered near Lake Dexter by Marc Minno. This doesn't mean that Harper didn't place Bartram too far north, just that placing the palms growing in the same location as the gourd isn't the best supporting evidence behind placing Bartram further south. I'll defer to Scott Zona for further supporting the idea that Bartram was, indeed, describing Roystonea regia, in "Proposal to Conserve Oreodoxa regia Kunth, the Basionym of Roystonea regia (Kunth) OF Cook, against Palma elata W. Bartram (Arecaceae)" (Zona 1994): "Bartram’s Travels (1791) provided some of the earliest post-Linnean descriptions of the flora of the southeastern United States including a large, solitary palm with an ashen white trunk topped by a green leaf sheath and pinnate leaves from a locality in central Florida… There is no doubt that his description applies to the palm now known as Roystonea elata."
  10. As Yesterday was the 120th anniversary of the 1899 arctic outbreak I thought I would link to this 1988 abstract detailing the event. It also touches on the arctic outbreaks of Jan 1982 and Jan 1985 at the end of the paper. Obviously it was written a year to early to include the outbreak of 1989 that I remember witnessing the aftermath of that February while visiting the Stuart area during my winter break in high school. Arctic outbreak of 1899
  11. Hello, I am in need of a small watering can for indoor plants that I'll use for seed starting. All of my watering cans and stuff that I water with that I have turn up the soil even when I water lightly and can put the seeds at the top and mess everything up. Does anyone know of a small watering can that has a light stream that I can use for seed starting?
  12. GottmitAlex

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    We're not out of the woods just yet. They're calling for a low of 2C for Tuesday (19th) at dawn. My lowest temp this winter has been 3.2C/37.7F (12/29/2018). I hope it stays that way.
  13. Lots of Aloes blooming in the yard now. Too bag flowers don’t last longer, like some broms. And some more getting ready to bloom.
  14. UK_Palms

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    My record highs... JAN - 63F FEB - 68F MAR - 74F APR - 85F MAY - 92F (2006) JUN - 96F (2018) JUL - 99F (2018) AUG - 101F (2003) SEP - 95F (2014) OCT - 84F NOV - 71F DEC - 66F *All of the 10 hottest days on record have occurred from 2003 onwards. Including 4 days from last June/July which make it into the top 10 hottest days on record. Which is definitely evidence of climate change/global warming IMO. I'm guessing you would disagree though, considering how cold you have had it this month...
  15. Palm crazy

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    Great! enjoy the warmth, I am planting cordyline indivisia seeds this weekend, can't wait for March so we can warm up too.
  16. Palm crazy

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    Nice! enjoy it while it last, we are having one of the coldest February ever. My all-time record warm day in Feb. is 77F but that was many years ago.
  17. Royals were very uncommon in Dade county. The geography doesn't suit them, most of Dade is solid rock, royals are mudders. There were a few small stands in what is now ENP, a few at the mouth of the Little River, and a single tree at roughly what is now I-95 and 79th Street. The stand of royals behind the Florida City Burger King was allegedly native Royals also. That's about it. They, like the orchids in the Fakahatchee, are the northern limit of their range in South Florida. Bartram is often quoted as seeing them up in North Florida, that confusion seems to revolve around the misuse of the word crownshaft, very doubtful they were actually Royal Palms. All of the ornamental Royals in the Hollywood Lakes section and on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach were grown from Cuban seed brought in by George Young in the 1920s
  18. DoomsDave

    PRA in San Francisco

    Very tall CIDP
  19. DoomsDave

    PRA in San Francisco

    Rip roaring Rhopies at SFBG.
  20. DoomsDave

    PRA in San Francisco

    Thanks to my younger brother for providing scale! The palms in the second post are Ceroxylons: ventricosum in the first two and parvifrons trunk in the third.
  21. The Orlando I-Drive coconut on 2/15/19. In a different thread it was confirmed this was planted about 10-11 years ago. Loaded with fruit right now. Also foxtails and Christmas Palms surrounding it.
  22. Exotic Life

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    Almost 20 degrees in the garden today which is crazy for the time of year. It was feeling spring like so planting time but than realised it is only mid february.....
  23. Jason you have done an amazing job in such short time ,it's a joy to see some one so enthusiastic about there garden.
  24. Palmensammler

    Palmseeds.net

    Whenever I try to open this side I'll get a "403 Forbidden" error. Tried different browsers and looked ito the internet for solutions but nothing helps. Any ideas? Thanks Eckhard
  25. UK_Palms

    What was your lowest temperature this winter?

    Spring has definitely arrived in southern England. We have had a high of 60F today with clear, sunny skies. Not a cloud in sight. We're still having some chilly nights under the clear skies, but the days are glorious right now as they are really warming up. So much so that my Phoenix and Washingtonia are putting out ample new growth this past week. There's just so much more strength in the sun now and it is much higher up in the sky than it was 4-6 weeks ago. No chance of another cold snap now as the forecast looks good right into early March. Its definitely going to be one of the warmest February's on record. It's time to start germinating the peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers etc, this weekend. I have a feeling this spring/summer is going to be a lot hotter and drier than average, just like last year. This winter has been about as mild as you could possibly ask for at 51N. Promising signs for the growing season ahead. Even went for a walk in a t-shirt today...
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