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  1. One of my Beccariophoenix alfredii (16 years old since germination) growing in Tibagi , 2nd tableland of Paraná, southern Brazil
    42 points
  2. I’m wondering when this leaf will be green. It emerged in mid November and here we are the second week of February and it’s still red! Getting close to three months! This is a young C. macrocarpa. Nov. 18 Nov. 27 Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Jan. 8 Jan. 18 Jan. 30 Feb. 8 Starting to show some green.
    29 points
  3. “She’s” been very productive lately.
    27 points
  4. I've been hit or miss here most of this past miserable fall and winter. While our ultimate low was a relatively mild 44.8F here in Cape Coral we've had a record 84+ sunless days, drizzle/downpours and highs that often barely rose past 60F. Not our typical sunny, dry, warm/cool winter days. We've had more rain this winter than all of last summer. I've been unable to work in the soggy yard for weeks at a time. Our gardens are a mess. But in the last week or so the sun has made a miracle return and brought days in the 70s to 80F. This past Saturday I went to the biggest garden festival in the area at the Edison-Ford Estate in downtown Ft. Myers. I ended up with three small palms and they are dandies. Today I took my first photos in months and present them here. Happy belated New Year to all palm lovers. May your palm burst into growth. 1. Ptychosperma caryotoides - one of my favorite Ptychos and while supposedly common is hard to find around here. 2. Ravenea hillebrandii - I keep trying to grow this little gem. Hoping for success at last 3. Areca catechu Dwarf - I lost one of my small, planted specimens last fall. Hurricane Ian plus summer drought plus chilly, dreary fall/winter may have been too much. Its companion Dwarf is till on live support. I hope it survives. So on Saturday when I saw almost no petioles on this Dwarf I couldn't resist.
    23 points
  5. New Year, New Palms! All of us at Floribunda Palms extend warm wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to all! We are eager to embark on an exceptional year for palm enthusiasts everywhere in 2024. We are proud and thrilled to unveil a selection of extraordinary palm species for this February 2024 update, just under 100 new palms to choose from! First up, bring the elegance of the rare Heterospathe califrons into your garden with seedlings priced at $15.00, a stunning palm with leathery, bifid leaves. Suchin Marcus for scale Another bifid stunner, the unique blackish Geonoma conduruensis (also only $15), is an essential addition for those looking for a beautiful understory talking point. You can also add Asterogyne guianensis to your collection, continuing our theme of bifid beauties with wide unsplit leaflets, available for $12. The small Chamadorea frondosa, with its distinctive bluish-green foliage, is offered at $12 but in limited quantities. For connoisseurs, the legendary Sabinaria magnifica, possibly one of the most ornamental palms globally, is available once again as single open leaf seedlings, shipped in a pot for $70. Also, don't miss out on the Hydriastele sp. 'metallic' (flabellata), priced at $15, featuring metallic leaves reminiscent of the H. pinangoides type. Click Here to go to the pricelist, or copy/paste the address below into your browser: https://floribunda.xyz/pricelist
    21 points
  6. I’ve got a bunch in my yard. Like 25, most over 30 feet. How about the rest of you? I’ve seen many encouraging posts about growing them in the desert, and Northern California. How about the Inland Empire? Or other places? Tell us and show us if you can, or ask questions!
    20 points
  7. Any others in the bay area? 5gal bucket for scale:
    20 points
  8. Gathered up a quick hunard nutz
    19 points
  9. I got these beautiful 3 gallon needle palms delivered today. Just because I'm in zone 9B doesn't mean I don't appreciate these palms. Big needles can add that real jungle effect to any garden and I have some wet spots so these should love it. The bonus is they'll be a care free palm any time some cold weather comes my way. These came from Mail Order Natives out of Florida. They were very reasonably priced and shipping was quite affordable considering the weight of the two packages. It looks like they can get 4 per package so it might've been cheaper if I did it that way. Definitely recommend them as I have purchased from them in the past. They have saved me years of growing these out from seed. Can't wait to get them in the ground.
    19 points
  10. These are fairly carefree in this area of the SF Bay Area. Just need to keep them well irrigated in the summer. Two of my twelve are in full sun and occasionally suffer some leaf burn but grow well otherwise. Partial to full shade works best here.
    19 points
  11. Socratea exorrhiza, emergent stilt root. Tim
    19 points
  12. This little Geonoma undata has been through utter hell but just keeps resurrecting. Twice, rats ate every leaf, fronds fell on it from large palms above it bending it to the ground and breaking leaves, and last summer it wasn’t watered during a heat spell with very low humidity and became brown and crispy. I thought that was the end. Today, I took this picture of it. It’s green! It has netting around it to keep rats away and several bamboo sticks to buffer any falling fronds or seed branches from above. So far, so good. It definitely wants to live!
    18 points
  13. If you love lemur palms leave a comment. A few years ago I decided to line my driveway with Lemurophoenix halleuxii palms. They were $45/1g at the time which was a lot back then but by today's standards that was a great deal. Now that I am beginning to see the fruits of my labor I regret not planting even more of them. What a spectacular palm. They were slow because the soil by the driveway is horrid, but they've finally found what they need and they're really speeding up. Location Lemuria, hem I mean Hawaii, Mauna Kea, same elevation as habitat in Madagascar but way colder than Madagascar. They're sailing right through our rather dry El Nino that is making the lawn look like a Dallas garden. Anyway I am just trying to gloat so please forgive me.
    17 points
  14. Clinostigma savoryanum, always looks great. Tim
    17 points
  15. Saw this coming home this evening, while sitting at the red light I look up and see this.
    16 points
  16. I just harvested the fruits of the delicious butiá (Butia eriospatha), at the point I prefer them, when they start to turn yellow. Taste of childhood! The seeds are easily released from the fiberless and juicy mesocarp in this variety.
    16 points
  17. Sorry if I did this incorrectly this is my first time using this website last weekend I was at the Edison And Ford Winter Estates in fort myers Florida and picked up some unique palms any comments will be appreciated! Now to the palms I got and what I payed for them. Starting with The first one to the right Ptychosperma elegans $25 Roystonea Regia $20 Satakenita liukiuemsis $35 Strelitzia reginae $15 Bentinckia nicobarica $15
    15 points
  18. Chrysalidocarpus Hovomantsina Hybrid, bright white crown shaft after a leaf drop
    15 points
  19. I’ve got 2 in the ground and a couple more in the line up to plant out later.
    15 points
  20. Pride of Burma flowering in these choking drought days
    15 points
  21. Last plantings of the day were these three Chrysalidocarpus Nauseosus (I think that’s the name now, was Dypsis Nauseosa) lining part of the driveway. The house is now framed and trusses were put up this past week so I’m now working on planting the driveway. I was holding off til after the truss and large lumber deliveries had to be brought down the driveway. slightly different angle showing 4 recently planted Iriartea Deltoidea that are also a bit sun and wind damaged but should get through it. thanks for looking, more soon!
    14 points
  22. I was stunned at how fast these guys were able to trench through all those roots. Basically two days they had trenched for both walls. We opted to use Keystone blocks, as less of a “footing“ would be required. Had we concrete walls, code would’ve dictated just a huge amount of excavation. We just didn’t have the space for it unless we wanted to lose a bunch of mature palms.
    13 points
  23. Not the best pic, but here’s my watermelon Chambeyronia Macro. There’s a pretty hacked up B. Alfredii next to it, that was probably planted a year or two later. They were both one gallons, when I planted them. The C. macro is probably 10-11 years old. The Copernicia macroglossa was planted in 2016 as a 3 gal.
    13 points
  24. Sabal palmetto 'Lisa' named after the discoverer's wife. First discovered in SWFL. Seeds should ripen ca. November. I got as high as 68% Lisa mutant. Rare, hard to find and highly desired. My avatar is a Sabal Lisa that used to grow by an I75 exit. It was rescued ahead of road construction and now resides with its sibling in a downtown Ft. Myers palm park.
    13 points
  25. This solitary lutescens-type palm always catches my eye
    13 points
  26. Santa Paula , California , Ventura County. Brought home from a trip to Maui. I got certs so it is legal. Very small when planted in about 2000. Shade in early morning , sun most of the afternoon. We rarely see below 38f. I’ve never had trouble with this palm , just leaf burning a little bit in the summer.
    13 points
  27. They can wind burn in an actual freeze , so choose your location based on that . I have one that is about 16' tall here in the Daytona Beach area . It has been somewhat wind burnt 2-3 times , but otherwise no problem . It has multitudes of seeds each year . Here it is , about 2- 1/2 years ago .
    13 points
  28. Caryota ophiopellis getting snakey
    13 points
  29. Some beautiful palms there I hope dypsis louvelii is still a dypsis so beautiful even the name suits it
    13 points
  30. Another great looking palm highly sought after by collectors the watermelon 🍉
    12 points
  31. ……Having trouble loading the picture. Here it is. -dale
    12 points
  32. I thought it survived if I mber correctly. Mine is in absolute beast mode right now. Mine did well in a pot but grew out of pot sizes pretty quick. T J
    12 points
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  34. A pic of a neighbor’s lipstick palms, and pics of my little yard, including the lipstick palm that’s finally starting to take off after barely growing for 3 years, and our neighborhood beach with a chunk of tree in the water from December’s massive floods. We’re in Kewarra Beach, which is just north of Cairns
    11 points
  35. These two palms are similar looking, but the leaves of the D. affinity schatzii are much more shiny. This beautiful clumper still in a pot is awaiting the perfect planting spot this Spring. It is a gift from CB Lisa. Thank you Lisa! Please post your Dypsis that are still Dypsis here.
    11 points
  36. Galveston today high of 49° with 34MPH winds ideal conditions for pictures:))))))giant Bop honestly impressed the beloved queens still going strong Queen and pigmy dates right on Galveston bay largest brahea armata ? In Texas
    11 points
  37. A rather nice, dainty little palm from Fiji. Slender with an open crown, interesting leaflets and fruit. A bit on the slow side which gives more time to enjoy. Some shade, lots of moisture and humidity. Tim
    11 points
  38. I planted mine about 8 years ago. Seminole Florida . Full sun most of day. Lowest temperature this winter was 35F for one night. Minor leaf burn in summer. It gets irrigation regularly. Cow manure as fertilizer. First year of inflorescence. Hopefully I get viable seeds to plant more. People walking their dogs stop to admire its beauty. Two years ago a pool company stopped by and asked if they could buy it from me. I told him no thanks.
    11 points
  39. This Cryosophila stauracantha attracted attention during a break in the rain. It has been slow growing so while not an ankle biter by nature, is filling that role for now.
    11 points
  40. Today (Feb. 3) saw some new plantings. The middle curve of the terrace got this Chrysalidocarpus Leptocheillos hybrid: Small Hyophorbe Verschafeltii on each side of the Leotocheillos hybrid: Leptocheillos hybrid side angle with Prestonianus further down:
    11 points
  41. Hate to revive an old thread but here's an update on mine
    11 points
  42. Dale, I purchased this palm as a recently sprouted seedling from Jungle Music and put it straight into the ground as I have done with lots of tiny seedlings. That was about nineteen years ago. It grew slowly for years until it formed a trunk, at which time it took off vertically. It’s been producing seed for a number of years now. The photos below are from 2021.
    11 points
  43. Dypsis mirabilis. Upon reading the ‘Comments’ paragraph on a reference site that described this as a, ‘rather ordinary looking palm’, I beg to differ, IMO. Tim
    11 points
  44. Two of my favorite . Dypsis forfictifolia and scottiana
    10 points
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