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    This palm performs so well through winter. It is an offspring from Louie Hooper’s tree. I have several seedlings from my own tree coming up with more seeds coming. Palmpedia has this palm going down to 25 degrees. From my research, it is one of the most cold hardy Dypsis. Please show yours’!
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    After all these years I finally made a visit to Dave’s Jardin de Palmas. WoW! Beautiful specimens. I picked up 6 palms While there (3 C Radicalis tree form, Spindle, A. Maxima, Dypsis Lafamanzanga). A few pictures. Thank you Dave! Pritchardia Jubaeopsis Cafra R Oleracea with Chamies to the left. R Regia - I think this one has the moniker of "Spanky" ala Our Gang Licaula Tri-Bear Watermelon Massive Panoramic view Dypsis among the Chambeyronia
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    Caught this Opuntia (hybrid?) in its final act: A few of mine performed better than anticipated- assuming from the precipitation in April. BT will always be a favorite of mine - My assumed Trichocereus grandiflorus hybrid I introduced last year really exploded. It was crushing from the weight of its blossoms - Trichocereus candicans More hybrid ‘Hardy cactus’ Threw in a coupon of native Grizz for bees and spiders - one has flowered -
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    I think it would be too difficult to ID at that size. Here are some habitat images, I vaguely remember that the seed was larger than that of B. odorata.
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    Yep, easy grower compared to the droopy form.
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    Scouting around the garden I thought I’d post some New Guinea species. First is Actinorhytis calapparia. Tall, relatively thin, seeds the size of golf balls, and recurve leaves. Areca catechu. Again, tall, green trunks, and fast growing. On this island betel nut chewing is common with Pacific islanders and the fruit is fair game for poachers. I’ve not yet found anybody up a tree….so to speak.
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    Howdy everyone. ( I absolutely love this forum and The people that come with it ) Anyways, I was out and about today with my neighbor. While out riding around, we had went to a part of the county where Sabal Minors are everywhere but anywhere else in the county are few and far . Well I literally can spot out Sabal Minors in the woods, As we're driving by . Long story short, I got myself one that I personally dug out. For as long as I can remember, Sabal Minor has been on the top of my Must Have Palm Tree lists. So, here I am, Asking for Advice/Help with the best proper transplanting for said Palm. Basically I do not want this to die. Removing the fronds, would be a good idea? Let the water trickle on it every night until dawn, for how many weeks? Here's the Sabal Minor that I have dug out. Like to get y'all's opinion. Thank you!! Oh and Yes It's currently in my Pond for the protection of the roots, So that the roots will not dry out/up resulting in a confirmation for dying.
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    Chamaedorea Stolonifera is what it sounds like.
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    Ptychococcus paradoxus. Gee, I remember when these guys were cute, skinny little palms. Kind of get lost in the shuffle, I have to make a point to look at them. They have a Veitchia appearance at first glance and are very robust. Tim
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    Calyptrocalyx hollrungii. Nice genus with mostly small palms. New leaves are usually reddish. The scale is great. Hydriastele pinangoides. Interesting leaves, smallish palm with skinny trunks. Mine has always been a bit of a bug magnet, seems I’m always trying to control some malady. Just can’t seem to remove it. Tim
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    Check this D. D. Palm out! Hits the ground tmrw! D. Lafamanzaga
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    I would like to see the trunk and a photo from the ground to top of canopy. I only have some hands on experience with CIDP which was my 2nd germination project. I obtained hotel permission to take a small portion of seeds and yes, orange was the ripe color. Easy species to remove the fruit which I did with thumb nails.
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    Looks like it! thank you
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    It's been my experience that smaller "dug" sabals have little to no chance of survival.They don't die outright, but can remain in suspended animation for years with no new growth. Better success to grow them from seed,or buy one raised in a pot it's whole life,so roots don't get disturbed. Cut roots never heal on sabals. Give us an update if it actually grows a new frond. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
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    More interesting than a stunner, from around the start of the month.. Higher clouds are a form of Cirrocumulus. Was some Iridescence in the thicker clump of Alotcumulus on the right, but too vague to post. Wide View: Vertical Shot: ~ Fin ~
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    Well I just passed by my Anthurium and saw a small flower. Not only did it survive the arctic blast but it's starting to flower.
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    Man o man what a miss haha I tried to grow from seed was semi successful but they gave up the ghost before there 2nd leaf =( What a beautiful palm one of my favorites I love me some Chams @PalmatierMeg were these seedlings of a palm out of your garden ? T J
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    Yes...have a hole started at the top of my embankment with a sloping angle down hill starting at the plant...have a drain running out the right side...will fill with 2/3 grit/gravel 1/3 soil and top with a nice small gravel...looking forward to mixing some in with my sunny south facing embankment, where most my palms live.
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    That's very similar to where I live, but you have slightly warmer and dryer summers. I'm also really interested in climate, even took it on as a study subject and internship in uni. I hope the Sabal does well for you. The warmer summers alone I think give you a better chance than I would have (I'm not even going to try). One positive here at least is we never see a day that fails to get above 0C - it did happen 2 or 3 times in 2010 but that was the all time historic record cold (much like Texas just had). Average annual low here is similarly a solid USDA 9a - every winter since 2010 has been a zone 9a/b, except one 10. So I might be able to keep a Sabal alive, but it would never thrive
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    Went out into the back yard and . . . Saw this hillside of Bogies, ablaze. The first picture was from my neighbor's yard. That's Spanky the Royal towering on the left. Our local Lowes' sometimes marks them down to $1 and they look sad and ugly and I put them in the ground, and not sad and ugly any more. Show us yours!
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    @ShadyDanI’m giving it a go with palmettos as well. The temps at my house are farther into the extremes both ways than yours. Max high around 35c for the year and max low around -15c. We’ll see how they handle that cold this coming winter.
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    Some really old plants. I would have pulled over too, grabbing seed into what ever bags I had. Ryan
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    I don’t know how they do from 0F, it got to 9 here with 107 hours below freezing, almost 4.5 days. All recovered, if any outright died I haven’t seen any in my area. Some are slower to recover than others but all seem to be putting out green.
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    Hmm. They could be one of the small to moderate Veitchia species that has large seed, like V. filifera (old V. sessilifolia) or the similar V. vitiensis (both species used to be in Ptychosperma). Did the seller happen to tell you where they originated, if they came from the wild? If they came from Fiji or Vanuatu then you could narrow it down some. Two other smaller Veitchia species from Vanuatu, V. metiti and V. spiralis have entered cultivation in the last five years and might be possible identities. Not sure about the sizes on their seed, but they have to be close to the range you specified. If they grow fast and start producing a thin, solitary stem (while still in a small pot) with that black speckling then it could easily be one of the smaller Veitchia species. Ryan
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    Hey guys, I'm back after a year straight of covid and college on top of family... sorry I went MIA for so long. I have been wanting to show you guys the coconut palm that Not A TA sent me last year as just a little sprig. It's been doing amazing up here in Michigan, and I am so proud of it for surviving the winter!!
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    Hydriastele chaunostachys. This one is still young and came from Kona side. Hydriastele is another genus with beautiful palms. Hydriastele microspadix. A smallish clumper, nice scale, and leaves. Tim
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    Areca macrocalyx. Pretty popular palm in these parts. The red crown shaft is variable and a fast grower. The color was more vibrant as a juvenile. They don’t get massive, which is nice. Brassiophoenix drymophloides. Small plant, nice leaves, and colorful markings on the trunk. This one is still small and finding it’s legs. Tim
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    For those of you that would like to see, when I first dug it up, most of the upper frond was brown already so I cut it off. Top image shows how it looks now. It’s grown so fast
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    This weeks' show: Awaiting the other Trichocereus which decide to flower / not abort flowers. Last of the Echinocereus rigidissimus var. rubrispinus. As spectacular as these are, Gonna be something else when the pair of solid white flowered specimens i have of this species join the show. Took ya' long enough!, lol.. Been waiting for my endangered FL. Apple Cactus, Harrisia fragrans to flower for what, ..like 5 years / Since i got here anyway. Tried last year and failed/ aborted the flower. When does it decide to throw a successful one? ~ after ~ i cut up the plant ( was getting too tall, wanted to get cuts going anyway. ). One day, i'll convince it to put on more than a single flower - when it decides to bloom. Had to keep an eye on it since the bud swelled last Friday. Saturday, after getting my 2nd Vaccine, was laid out for nearly 48 hours w/ a robust response to it.. Nothing burger, as a family friend puts getting the shot, better to have the suggested response of chills, a decent fever, Headache, and body aches for a day and a half ..then the alternative. ...Anyway, Flower opened Monday night, and, as always with night - flowering Cacti, ( Well, anything that flowers at night really ) was well worth the wait. Pollinated the flower, like the last time it flowered ( while still in FL. ) so, we'll see if the fruit develops. Somethin' extra, since we're in the heart of it.. Some neighborhood Saguaro at peak bloom ( Many people here refer to the flowering season as " Crowning Season " < Since flowers are primarily formed on the crowns of each stem /arm > " Big Frye " around the corner from the house / across from the Hospital.. My nick-name for this big fella since it is the biggest Saguaro ( only specimen actually ) on this part of Frye Rd. Some others, down by the mall / across from the Chandler Museum. Notice how many of these are still " Spear " size, but flowering. One, with the closer ups of the flowers, is just over 7ft. Not sure if the - seemingly earlier flowering age- is a result of these being container- grown, or just a fact of life with Urban- grown Sags. Beautiful regardless. Will have to check back to see if any produce fruit. Don't remember if any had in years past. That massive Ocotillo specimen in the same planting area as " Big Frye ". ( posted pictures of it here in the past ) Flowered this year, but producing few if any seeds.
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    There is a large CIDP in Tofino (west coast of Vancouver Island), which is probably the most mild spot in the PNW north of SW Oregon. It is also cooler and much wetter than the southern UK, so its certainly not the winter wet alone that prevents them from growing here. As mentioned before, the PNW is generally much wetter in the winter (drier + warmer in the summer) and more susceptible to severe continental artic outbreaks than the UK. Being on Vancouver Island, we are lucky to have a large mountain range and a small stretch of ocean to protect us from those arctic outflows. Across the straight, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley get hammered by the cold outflow winds during these events. By the time they reach the East side of the Island, they have all but dissipated. On top of this, Tofino and the West Coast of Van Isle have the Island mountain ranges to further protect against winter cold, leading to the mildest winters in Canada and much of the PNW. Back on topic now, I gotta say my favorite palm is Sabal palmetto. Probably because it reminds me of going to Florida to escape my dreary, cool, and grey winters.
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    Those aren't canary island dates, those are probably true dates or Dactylifera. Canaries have much fatter trunks and more recurved fronds.
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    While my friends have answered your question as to what they are and shown an excellent example, I'll elaborate a little on where those reins originated with a few photos. They are essentially part of the emerging spear that has stuck to the leaflet tips as they separate. The first photo shows a fine connector piece on a Cyphosperm balansae, which on my small plant falls off without leaving any dangling reins. Second shot shows reins forming as leaflets separate on a newly emerging Dypsis prestoniana leaf. Third shows the retained reins which hang down from another Dypsis prestoniana. Final shot shows how the reins on a Howea belmoreana are actually still connected to the emerging spear that the new leaf is still splitting off from, with it connecting to the older spear's emerging leaflets. Some species won't retain reins, while others will hold them for the duration of the frond's life, usually connected to the most basal leaflet.
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    Great experience. I had a 3g Sabal Lisa shipped and it was very well protected and arrived with no issues. Seller called before shipping and sent me pics to show exactly what plant he was sending me and followed up after delivery to make sure everything arrived ok. Highly recommend.
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    I can see it as a temporary treatment for a bug infestation. Too much chemistry that is not natural soil function chemistry(caffiene other aklyloids are not concentrated in soil) is not going to be good for plants. Caffiene is a stimulant and that can be overdone on a continual basis. This article claims stunting of growth: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/will-caffeine-affect-plant-growth.htm#:~:text=Caffeine%2C a chemical stimulant%2C increases,humans but plants as well.&text=Studies involving the use of,a dead or stunted plant.
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    It seems like so many tropicals from South Florida do well around Orlando. Why not just plant the same stuff? There is a poster who has posted pics of coconuts, royal palms, sea grapes, toyal poincianas, etc in the Lakeland area and obviously in this thread from the Orlando area. Is it a problem of availability? If so, I would just take a trip to South Florida and hit up the nurseries and stock up on plants.
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    My young Copernicia alba kept getting a massive scale infestation on the newer growth which led to heavy sooty mold. I kept hosing it off but the ants kept farming them back. So I bought a big can of cheap coffee and spread it around an watered it in, did this a couple times. Never had any problems after. Also worked on scale on my Cycas thouarsii.
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    Necrotic looking, soft. In a medium of coir/perlite/orchid bark. Black started a few days ago and by tomorrow, I cut off about 20 leaves in that time to try and stave off in vain whatever was happening. By tomorrow I will have lost the entire frond to black. Went outside today for the first time this season as we are so far North I couldn’t do it before today. When I pulled it out to check the roots there was some rot but not the level I was expecting and I have seen palms make it through way worse root rot. The spear is still growing and the damage has been limited to this entire frond and to one set of bifurcated leaves on another frond (the ones closest to the trunk). Please help, I feel like I’m gonna lose it in a matter of days here that’s how quickly the decline has happened.
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    Very Nicely done for 7a, very professional looking, Your Designs came out great! BTW.... In photo #7, is that a yucca desmetianan blue ? Right under the gutter downspout.
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    The term "King Mule Palm" sounds like hokum, ridiculous and fraudulent.
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    I can back up this data , no reason to buy a big Mule. Once they get rooted in they are fast palm growers
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    Watched 3 sparrows grow up in our pigmy date.Nice nest! aztropic Mesa,Arizona
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    No I do not believe the entire SECTION (Pachyneurium is a section of the GENUS Anthurium) that includes Pachyneuriums are cold tolerant. The section Pachyneurium is the largest section of Anthurium. Hundreds of species and hybrids. This is one reason why almost any Pachyneurium (which are the Birdsnest anthuriums) that cannot be conclusively identified by morphological traits is referred to as an Anthurium hookeri. Somehow it just became a catch all name for any unidentified Pachy, even though there IS a very rare species plant named Anthurium hookeri. Just like most plants sold as Anthurium jenmanii are actually Anthurium bonplandii. Mistaken identity
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    With regards to the 2020 season, that was an exceptionally active season and WILL NOT happen again this season. By the time Sally had tore up our roof, i was done with the hurricanes at that point, which is why i stopped posting as much for the end of last season. My last post was on Zeta's impacts, and i know that Iota was a Category 5 and i never posted anything about it, i am sorry about that. We are in a new season now, and everyone needs to be prepared for a season like last year, every single year. Prepare like you did for 2020 and keep doing that in the future. Another thing worth mentioning is the World Meteorological Organization has tossed out the greek naming list, and was replaced with another list. The names on the new "backup" list are easier to pronounce and easier to spell for most. One reason why they tossed out the Greek names is because there were too many names that sounded the same (ex: Beta, Zeta, Eta, Theta...), another reason being that people had trouble pronouncing the names, which affects messaging to the public and warning people of the incoming storm. The text color code for storms and areas of interest and invests will be laid out below. Color Code AOI (Low Development Chance), AOI (Medium Development Chance), AOI (High Development Chance), Investigation Area (Invest), Subtropical Depression, Subtropical Storm, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, Category 1 Hurricane, Category 2 Hurricane, Category 3 Hurricane, Category 4 Hurricane, Category 5 Hurricane.
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1894278,-77.8096389,3a,31.3y,352.32h,99.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAF1QipMNVrjOSDeZBjl8Dt__UflogyuTyF06IdHU0dBR!2e10!7i8192!8i4096 good news it made it!
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    Here is a young specimen at my house in Altamonte Springs (12 miles north of Orlando). This past winter I had 27F at my house but very windy. It had no damage. A nearby Archontophoenix cunninghamiana had no damage either but Aiphanes horrida was defoliated and Wodyetia bifurcata severely burned.
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    Here is one in Rome. I planted it for a client that runs a residence near Vaticano not more than seven years ago and it grows in pure clay!
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    Sharp for sure but once under control it isn't too bad, just wear protective gear. I love the stuff and it is in full effect now!
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    It's hard to beat the color. These are a slower growing more compact variety.
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