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  1. 28 points
    This thing is loving the heat.
  2. 26 points
    A few photos of the crew admiring Tahina spectabilis:
  3. 22 points
    Common but pretty. I planted one this week. i picked this one out for its dark petioles.
  4. 19 points
    Stopped by to take a look at a few jxbf1. A few of these are getting pretty big @ close to 5'+ diameter. Just as big as the fattest jubaea I've seen.
  5. 17 points
    Spent time watering today and realized how much this palm just grew seemingly overnight. Enjoy!
  6. 16 points
  7. 16 points
    Hope I'm entering pictures ok as not v good at this. I grow a variety of Cycads, dioone and encephalartus. Palms include livistona chinensis, trachycarpus both fortuni and waggies, cheamadorea, rhaphis, ravanea rivulis. As you can see from my pictures, I pack things tightly and I think this actually helps them survive in winter. My microsclimate can be felt as you come into the garden
  8. 16 points
    Gotta be my Pseudophoenix vinifera
  9. 15 points
    Well first off the good news is I have a daughter on the way due late December. When my son was born almost five years ago I asked to see what kinds of palms people would plant as a birth palm. Others have done the same and I thought it's such a great idea. For my son I planted a (bxj)syagrus from Patrick Schafer and it is beautiful. Let's hear what everyone thinks.
  10. 15 points
    I got this borassus seedling from christian Faulkner in july 2011. If you read in palmpedia it says they sit there for a while in an establishment phase for years with not much growth above ground. Pic one is the palm during planting. The second one is in dec 2014 seemingly just leaves coming out of the ground. After the establishment phase it starts to grow the stem and taht is a rapid growth stage. I think mine is now in that stage, throwing 7-8 leaves this year, I think it's happy. The third pic is one side of the palm and the 4th pic shows the glacous nature of the leaves(light green but with bluish hues) at the edge of the day. I have never given any special treatment to this palm and it sits in a high spot with good drainage. At first it was so slow I was thinking its not the right climate for this palm, but these palms take a few years putting down roots before the stem starts to grow, but it seems a fast palm now, eating up space and reaching up over the roof. This palm is very easy to care for, plant and forget.
  11. 15 points
    Looks a lot like you! Just planted a few minutes ago.
  12. 15 points
    Thought I’d share my largest hemithrinax ekmaniana flowering for the second time this year. Im hoping she holds on to seed. I have two others but no flowering yet. These are about 7 years old from seed.
  13. 15 points
    In my previous post, I showed how a local restaurant her in Cincinnati had some gorgeous old and established needle palms that were being removed without rhyme or reason. The restaurant had 1 surviving needle palm next to a pile of "dead ones". I reached out to the owners of the restaurant and asked if I could buy the remaining needle palm off of them. They actually said that I could just take it ! On top of that, I checked the pile of "dead palms" and I found some that showed some signs of life. I salvaged those as well to see if I can get them to recover. Here are some pictures of the salvaging of these palms and the largest one transplanted to its new home.
  14. 15 points
  15. 14 points
    So what’s in your bullpen waiting to go in? I know most of us have plenty of potted palms around the yard or in your green house if you’re lucky enough to have one. But what is the palm(s) that you are eagerly looking for that right spot to put in the ground. Below are a few that I’m looking for the right spot and/or waiting to redesign my front yard. Kentiopsis pyriformis. Dypsis prestoniana. Cyphophoenix elegans. Dypsis saintelucii. Dypsis basilonga.
  16. 14 points
    I have a customer I’ve been going to for maybe the past 4-5 yrs. The commercial lot is filled with Cycads and Great Palms. Maybe someone on here knows the owner as the person who owns these building Lots in El Cajon is a Cycad n Palm Nutt. Have seen several spots in El Cajon I have customers in. Finally took some pics to share. Not a Cycad guy but these are stunning. Please post what they are if you notice for me. Enjoy. Oh, and the reason I took a pic of the One Bismarkia is because it’s actually a Double. Never seen one before. The second it much smaller but interesting to see what happens down the road lol.
  17. 14 points
    Mine are painfully slow but gaining steam somewhat now. They are in mostly shady conditions though with just an hour to two hours of direct sun in the fall/winter and nearly none in later spring and summer. I’ve had mine about fifteen years from a tiny seedling. That’s a double under the big Howea palm.
  18. 14 points
    More fall plantings Coccothrinax clarensis - replaces Copernicia rigida. That Cocco was germinated in 2014 Schippia concolor - replaces Syagrus flexuosa Cryosophila guagara - replaces scroungy hibiscus we yanked out Elaeis oleifera - replaces dead Butia odorata Ravenea julietiae - replaces late Cyphophoenix elegans m Cycad Dioon edule 'Queretaro Blue' replaces Fucraea that bloomed & croaked. I didn't have another pot big enough to hold it
  19. 14 points
    Viewers choice!...............! Actually, my K. oliformis is no doubt my favorite right now.....
  20. 13 points
    Mine split twice so has 4 growing points. 14 years old from a 5 gallon. Loves heat and water.
  21. 13 points
    My gardens have been in place for over 10 years so many of my palms have grown to maturity. However, I still lose individual plants over the course of a year, which give me opportunities to sort through palms I've grown from seeds to fill gaps in the yard. Since fall began I have planted the following plants, including one Areca catechu semi dwarf and five Areca catechu dwarfs that demanded to go into the ground. Areca catechu semi dwarf - replaced a fading Livistona nitida Areca catechu dwarf #1 - replaced a dead Satakentia on east side of jungle Areca catechu dwarfs #2 & #3 - on east side of house Areca catechu dwarf #4 on west side of house - replaces dead Chambeyronia Hookeri Areca catechu dwarf #5 - west side of jungle in place of dead Livistona jenkinsiana
  22. 13 points
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  23. 12 points
    Thought I’d take a few pics before the Santa Ana’s come and mess stuff up. It’s been a good year for the garden (with some heat damage excepted) - the container area waiting their turn for next year: front yard
  24. 12 points
    Fall/Dry Season is scheduled to start in the next day or so when the first "cold" front will drop night time lows below 70F for the first time in 6+ months and shut off the rainy season spigot. But last weekend my husband and I got a jump on yard maintenance by clearing out 2/3 of our west back yard jungle of containerized palm seedlings and shelving units so we could lay mulch. I also scrubbed and hosed off all shelving units on our dock before relaying them in the jungle. I also plan on evaluating, then repotting my container garden in a lighter mix based on coco coir. That was a lot of work and we were exhausted but the jungle could not go on in its current neglected state. Tonight I started prepping the remaining 1/3 of the west jungle for its remodel. Back Yard West Jungle, Cape Coral, FL Fall 2020 Pots of seedlings on shelf unit. Large bifid seedlings are Carpoxylon macrospermum Ravenea julietiae newly planted in jungle
  25. 12 points
    Had never done this track before up the small but sacred Mt Taupiri. No shortage of R. Sapida, almost dominant despite the steep terrain and firm clay soil.
  26. 12 points
    I got mine about 10-11 years ago. At the time it was claimed only nine palms survived in the wild. Probably none by now. It does grow very slowly, so slowly I realized I have only a few photos of it over the years. Now it is getting more sizable I'll have to be more diligent. I do remember that we planted it very carefully at the edge of the rocky drain field of our now-defunct septic system so it would get optimum drainage. When planting, be careful not to damage those large succulent roots. Don't figure on ever transplanting it. Mine grows on the highest part of the front yard above the driveway next to my oldest Sabal miamiensis in our Caribbean front garden - yes, it's an interloper. Instead of mulch I laid a "donut" of rocks around the stem to protect it from rot due to wet organic material or dirt. If it is happy you should have little trouble with it. Mine plugs along peacefully. Sometime the Sabal miamiensis gets a bit rowdy and pushy so I have to trim its fronds away from the xerophila. Ravenea xerophila, Nov. 2009, Cape Coral, FL Ravenea xerophila, Dec. 2012, Cape Coral, FL Ravenea xerophila, May 2020, Cape Coral, FL Ravenea xerophila, Sept. 2020, Cape Coral, FL
  27. 12 points
    Got my lady to take a picture w/me to show size of the Pseudophoenix vinifer. For sure my favorite at this time.
  28. 12 points
    Copernicia x textilis (baileyana x hospita). The first picture is when I planted it, I think this one was in a squat 10 gallon, while the other one in my backyard was larger. Planted shortly before the phot on 12/3/2015, with the updated photo about 2 months shy of 5 years later (9/30/2020). So while my plant was not a seedling, it does show what growth you can expect if you can find one that is a little bigger to start with. As far as climate goes, lots of marine layer on the coast, so not the heat in my yard of areas even a couple of miles from the ocean.
  29. 11 points
    Weather man been promising rain for a week. Had about 0.04". LOL But it has been cloudy w/high humidity and seems like good planting weather. One more in the ground before lunch from the September order from FB. This would be the 4th out of 15.
  30. 11 points
    I think the arikury may get a bad rap due to being a queen palm relative. And, I think I’m preaching to the choir that the queen is overused and boring. However, 20 years ago in my palm planting frenzy I got some seeds and planted them throughout the yard. Super carefree and ornamental. Stays much smaller that the queen. They grow so easy and without care that it is a no brainer to plant.
  31. 11 points
    Archontophoenix maxima in bloom; the crownshaft green with sparse brown microscopic scales: The large infructescence: Fruits and fibers of the mesocarpo: Fruits of Archontophoenix alexandrae-like in comparison, in brackets length and width of the fruits
  32. 11 points
    Good choice for the AZ desert! It's a full sun palm,even here. (but will survive just fine too with afternoon shade) Be sure to shield that black pot though before putting it in full sun to avoid cooking the roots. "Planting" the pot might be a good option. It is a slow grower and can be kept in pots for years.Don't overwater or you could rot it out.Think of it more like a cactus.Mine grows about 2 new fronds per year on average. I've found this species to be carefree under our extreme conditions. Again,be careful with the water;especially over winter. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
  33. 11 points
    My Copernicia rigida finally seems to have taken off this year with our record breaking heat waves. It's actually been planted in that spot for about 10 years now from a small seedling,but has just begun producing its first few upright fronds.Its been very slow for me, (maybe too much shade) but I'm hopeful it has an accelerated growth rate from this point forward. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
  34. 11 points
    It’s official- Dypsis Decipiens showing trunk
  35. 11 points
    I'm a palm n00b a starting with a blank slate - front, back and sides are practically empty. I recently completed Fence Building Odyssey 2019-2020, and now I'm ready to start planting PALMS! Over the last year I've collected around sixty palms. Here's about half of the pots waiting to go in (C radicalis, D lafazamanga, D lutescens, D Pembana, P rupicola, H forsteriana, R oceana, D albofarinosa, D prestoniana, K oliviforma, and a bunch of others I don't recall): I also had the pleasure of visiting @DoomsDave a couple of weeks ago (who was very generous with his time and gave me a great tour - thank you Dave!), and this morning I finally got around to planting a D Lafamazanga and a D lutescens from Dave's compound in ground
  36. 10 points
    Hello all For those of us who do not live in the States, the USDA Hardiness zone guidelines are a useful indication of what may grow in our country. I live in Nicosia Cyprus where we have relatively mild winters for most months - it is October and we are currently 36oC with 20oC(night). But it will suddenly change and by January, it will be continuous cold, a little wet with possibly zero some nights which would normally I think put me on a 9b bordering 10a zone. However this can be misleading as I have found out the hard way. We have months and months of Mediterranean summer reaching 46oC this year (blame global warming). This means that the USDA zone alone is an insufficient guideline for us with more extreme weather as it does not take into account the max summer temperatures, the length of summer and winter conditions, rainfall etc. Nowadays, I often look at what other people are growing with similar climates nearest being Southern California and even Sydney (not in Cyprus as there are few of us pushing boundaries I think). Having recently joined this site, I look forward to following closely what people are growing in these areas. I currently grow Bungalow palms, livistona chinensis, bismarkia, robellina, trachycarpus fortunii and waggies, chaemadorea, and many cycas, dioone and encepalartus. Here is a picture of part of my garden. I would be interested in hearing how other people decide on what to try apart from the obvious desperate "must have this plant" garden urge.
  37. 10 points
    I have a Queensland Black Palm ( Nornanbya ) that has done this as well.....and after about 25 years of normallity.... ?
  38. 10 points
    I really like these palms, they grow very fast and here is proof. This is a time span of 1 year 6 months. The first picture show the 2 of them planted in my Cape Coral garden, then a few months later we moved to St Pete and transplanted them there. The new pictures are them today in St Pete.
  39. 10 points
    Planted 1999 from 1 gallon pot. Taken 1 year ago.
  40. 10 points
    Absolutely huge Serenora, I wonder if it was there before the area was developed or was brought in as a mature plant, as these are very very old. these are in Hernando Beach on the gulf coast of FL. https://www.google.com/maps/@28.4893832,-82.6627344,3a,43.3y,279.57h,91.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqK9CRdmsJ8zbXF6cYSDKmQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  41. 10 points
    I’ve spent the last few days in San Antonio, Tx (zone 8b/9a from most sources I’ve seen), and I’ve found some pretty interesting and cool things. There’s some fruiting papayas around town, and huge bougainvilleas in full bloom. It’s really shown me how hardy some of these plants are. I’ve seen some mature rhapis palms around the river walk and zoo. The botanical gardens has a huge beaucarnea outdoors.
  42. 10 points
    This one shouldn't be that tough or slow. Here's mine on the rainy side of Hawaii Island (maybe 150 inches of rain a year). It's in near full sun (shaded by the hibiscus bush in late afternoon) on the crest of a hill. Planted from a one- or two-gal pot in October 2010. Seeds from RPS in June 2002. Orange bucket is 5-gal.
  43. 10 points
    That’s all for this year.... Hopefully we will have a nice mild SoCal winter....
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  45. 10 points
    I thought I would update mine with pics taken this morning...
  46. 10 points
    Copernicia fallaensis in Vista, CA Copernicia macroglossa in Vista, CA
  47. 10 points
    Here’s an update from La Jolla:
  48. 9 points
    Here are mine one has not split yet . don’t mind the weeds
  49. 9 points
    Haven't posted in a long time - thought I'd share my Southern California coconut pictures. I purchased this as a sprouted nut back in 2007 and planted it in a whiskey barrel full of sand. I planted a few others outdoors in a similar fashion, but don't think any lasted more than a year or two. I've tried a few other marginal palms (spindle, bottle) which I was able to limp along for a number of years - but this one is the sole survivor. It was in the whiskey barrel until about a year and a half back the barrel was simply disintegrating, wouldn't hold water, etc - so after digging a really big hole - in the ground it went and has done pretty well. If you look up some of my older posts I've posted a number of pictures throughout the years. Definitely not setting any speed records, but fronds/petioles have definitely started thickening up since it went in the ground.
  50. 9 points
    So my next-door neighbor recently drove to visit her parents in Homestead, FL and I took care of watering and mowing while she was gone. She came back last night with some seeds from a family friend's property! Two of them had roots coming out and they got potted up. I ran out of sand so I need to get some more later today - is that the best medium to use? I'll be planting them out at a rental property near Harlingen, TX in the spring.

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