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Ken Johnson

I figured I shoot a few of my best palms to share here.

This first one is a wide shot of the entrance.

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Ken Johnson

I grow lots of Dypsis cabadae.

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Ken Johnson

A big Foxtail that is out of the ground

And a Brahea that I just transplanted.

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Jeff Searle

The Brahea was quite a surprise! Is this a big palm that was removed from the owner's yard ,now waiting for a new home? A transplant....

Jeff

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Ken Johnson

Here is an Allogoptera looking good in a pot, and a Hyphane that needs a home.

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paulgila

great stuff,ken.that cabadae is a knock-out.

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Ken Johnson
The Brahea was quite a surprise! Is this a big palm that was removed from the owner's yard ,now waiting for a new home? A transplant....

Jeff

In fact I grew that Brahea. It was, believe it or not, a seed from the original IPS seed bank! I dug it and put it up for sale to make room for more Carpoxylon!

Here is a Sabal mauritiiformis that needs a home. It is 25' Tall!, and another that is about 12' tall. I have a quite a few of these at differing heights.

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Ken Johnson

Here is a big Sabal causiarum that I just trucked in from a yard. Needed a good size crane for this one!

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Ken Johnson

Satakentia are looking good considering we just went through a very dry and cold at times winter. I have a few hundred of these.

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PalmGuyWC

Ken,

What kind of Brahaea is that? It doesn't look like any of mine. Could it be a green form of B. Armata? Nice palm.

Dick

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Ken Johnson

I have grown Zombia for 25 years. Some of these palms are that old! They are are out of the ground and ready for sale.

They have been on drip irrigation for months.

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Ken Johnson
Ken,

What kind of Brahaea is that? It doesn't look like any of mine. Could it be a green form of B. Armata? Nice palm.

Dick

What's the one that starts with a "bri"? I think its that one. Not an armata.

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Ken Johnson

Kentiopsis grows easily for me. i start them in the ground as little seedlings and they just take off! I have some big specimens that I bought from yards. They sure look good. The pic looking up is a bigun!

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DoomsDave

Wow, I still get nostalgic seeing those Carpies in their glory.

Hmmmm. . . .

Everyone, don't just look at the pictures . . . .

Go down and visit Ken's place, and bring some money, honey!

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Ken Johnson

Chamberonia grows well too. It can use up lots of fertilizer! The different colors are great in the landscape. It is a real surprise when a red leaf opens on a palm! The young ones have an almost brown colored new leaf.

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Ken Johnson

How about Carpoxylon?

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Ken Johnson

I grow all kinds of Copernicia, many are hybrids. The bright silver ones are hospita. Less silver means hybrid, most with bailyana.

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Ken Johnson

Here is the berteroana as well as some others.

The second is a bailyana, third a gigas.

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Ken Johnson

Here are some Livistona rotundifolia.

The biggest one is almost 50' tall! I grew it from a small plant 25 years ago. I dug it up about 4 years ago.

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Ken Johnson

A couple more Copernicia. Macroglosa and hospita.

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Ken Johnson

I have grown lots of Heteropsathe but they are slow sellers. Here is one I transplanted a few years ago. It is out of the ground but has rooted back in on the bottom. Need any seeds?

Also pictured is a close up of Gastrococos. A valuable plant for something so ugly!

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Ken Johnson

I wish someone could tell me the name of this SA oil palm.

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oliver

You have some great stuff there. I could certainly find some room for some of those in my backyard! I know that Florida Agriculture inspects every truck coming in, but how difficult is it to load up a big trailer full of palms and drive them to Texas? I'm almost certain that nobody in Texas really cares about what is coming in. Case in point, the thousands of pounds of marijuana and cocaine that comes in by the truckload from Mexico every day. Are there any agriculture screening stations in Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana?

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Ken Johnson

I think Dave saw the first pic and thought they were Carpenteria. No, they are Veitchia X Wodyetia.

The second pic is a Thrinax of some kind. I think parvaflora. It has a curly leaf. I have grown excelsa too but they are slow and tempermental when transplanted.

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Ken Johnson
You have some great stuff there. I could certainly find some room for some of those in my backyard! I know that Florida Agriculture inspects every truck coming in, but how difficult is it to load up a big trailer full of palms and drive them to Texas? I'm almost certain that nobody in Texas really cares about what is coming in. Case in point, the thousands of pounds of marijuana and cocaine that comes in by the truckload from Mexico every day. Are there any agriculture screening stations in Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana?

I don't know the answers to your questions but if a truck showed up I would load it! :winkie:

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Ken Johnson

Here is a Coccothrinax alta that has been grown in a hole in a oolitic limestone boulder.

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gsn
Wow, I still get nostalgic seeing those Carpies in their glory.

Hmmmm. . . .

Everyone, don't just look at the pictures . . . .

Go down and visit Ken's place, and bring some money, honey!

Dave,

I beleive those are foxyladys (V-Fox) if this is the pic you are referring too,the first pic?

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Ken,

Really nice stuff, as usual!

Are you trying to make it easy or hard for me to pick out what I want? :winkie:

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Ken Johnson

Not many people field grow Licuala grandis in the rock lands. I have had some success by growing for several years in the ground and then digging and finishing them in a pot for a few years. The big one is beat up from hurricanes!

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OverGrown

Thanks for the Tour! Great place and palms you have there! :drool:

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Ken Johnson

Here's a little color for your enjoyment. Hospita, Satakentia and Ptychosperma. Silver, purple and copper!

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TikiRick

Ken,

I am most amazed with the Zombia! How much per foot?

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Ken Johnson

Here is a Corypha utan that is just now looking better. It was rootpruned just before the 05 hurrican season and got the snot blown out of it. I waited another year befor moving it and now its been a few years here. Does not like being abused!

Alos pictured is a "yellow" latania. I grew it from a 3 gallon. It is out of the ground now on drippers.

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Ken Johnson

I do grow a few coconuts. No "green" ones, only off varieties like spicata and the gold/yellow/red colored ones.

The first one has 20' of trunk that lays on the ground!

The second is a young spicata.

The third pic is of some malayan by my pool.

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PalmGuyWC

Ken,

I guess you mean Brahea berlandieri which is now, according to PASCOA is B. dulcis. If so, that is the largest one I've ever seen and a very valueable palm. I'm surprised to see such a large one in Florida.

Dick

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Ken Johnson

The first palm I planted when I bought this property was this royal. It has a foot of wood 25 years ago!

The Corypha umbraculifera was in the ground, dug up for sale, never sold. and put back in front of my house!

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Ken,

I guess you mean Brahea berlandieri which is now, according to PASCOA is B. dulcis. If so, that is the largest one I've ever seen and a very valueable palm. I'm surprised to see such a large one in Florida.

Dick

Dick, I am not sure about that name either. Is it brindisii or something like that? Help!

I am surprised to see such a big one too. They often die young here but this one is a survivor. How much do you think it is worth? It has about 20' of trunk.

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Ken,

I am most amazed with the Zombia! How much per foot?

On sale right now for $50/ ft OA.

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Ken Johnson

Here are the Satakentia that grace my pool and one that is on my "tree rack" that could be by your pool this weekend.

BTW the small palms under the Satakentia are Carpoxylon. I have hundreds planted!

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Ken Johnson

Here are a couple of rare Copernicia. Well the second one may not be rare because I don't know for sure what it is. It is blooming. It may be a clumping one that has not clumped yet. Like glabresences?

The first is an eckmanii.

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