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What's the 'gem' of your palm collection now?

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Gbarce

Somebody posts this type of topic every so often and I just want to see outstanding palm trees ( doesn't everybody?).

So what's the palm in your collection that you are most proud of at this point in time? Maybe because its very well grown or because it is super super rare or maybe both.

Please show us a picture of it.

Thanks.

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Kai

I'm very proud of my Dutch Cocos nucifera. For many people not that special, but for me it is...

First picture of it now and the second picture of january 2007

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Mark Heath
I'm very proud of my Dutch Cocos nucifera. For many people not that special, but for me it is...

First picture of it now and the second picture of january 2007

It is special for MANY people!!! I have large Cocos but about every 4 years or so i have to provide serious protection, so i understand, you've done well!!!

Most of the people on this forum cannot grow a Cocos without having to provide protection! Unless of course you live in Hawaii or south Florida/carribean/south America!

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palmislandRandy

Not the rarest, but I love my hapla :wub:

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Jakkrit

My gem of this year is Gaussia princeps. :rolleyes:

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Gbarce

For me right now-- my licuala orbicularis. She's getting bigger now and petioles are longer too.

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Bucky

Randy,

That hapala looks great! That might be the next palm I plant. Being in soflo I am curious how long you have had it, whether you ammended your soil, and

how much sun it take daily.Thanx..... :)

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palmislandRandy
Randy,

That hapala looks great! That might be the next palm I plant. Being in soflo I am curious how long you have had it, whether you ammended your soil, and

how much sun it take daily.Thanx..... :)

I've had it 3 years. Got from a nursery that got it from "some palm sale a few years ago, as a 1 gallon". It grows really fast, but my big one could use a bit more shade as it grows into the sunlight. I usually use about 25 percent potting soil from Bushel Stop (the bagged stuff) with the muck fill crap thats under my house. I have another smaller one and a vieillardii in more shade, all doing great! I want more :D

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Moose

Mine are doing well. I do amend my soil and mulch. Grown in shade.

Ron.

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aussiearoids

My gems are the Licuala orbicularis & caudata , I have been nurturing for several years .

From little sprouts in tubes , and now respectable plants in 200 cm pots nearly ready to be planted out .

Sorry no pix just yet ,, later going to the "monster market' tomorrow ..

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edric
Not the rarest, but I love my hapla :wub:

What's a Hapla? Ed

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Walter John

My Carpentaria acuminata gets the best in show at present due to it's flourish of fruit and flower.

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palmislandRandy
Not the rarest, but I love my hapla :wub:

What's a Hapla? Ed

Sorry for the typo. I meant "hapala" Burretiokentia hapala :hmm:

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Bucky

I guess this Bentinkia nicobarica would be one of my favorite palms because it was one of the first I planted approx. 3 years ago. I bought it at Fairchild's

palm sale from Bill Olsen. It was 2 to 3 feet tall overall in a 3 gallon pot. It is now over 10 feet and such a strong grower....I also love the silver-green

hue of the crownshaft .... :)

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John Case

Nothing special from the perspecitive of the veterans, but I am excited about the 2 palms here.

1) Brahea armata - planted 2 years ago with 2 leaves, now 3 feet tall and growing rapidly

2) Archotophoenix cunninghamiana - not hardy to 9b, but survived the winter and is throwing new spears! Very exciting for me!

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rozpalm

Not rare, but definitely my favorite.

Areca catechu var. alba

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Kris

Though iam a die-hard fan of the Phoenix varities,but Cipd is my favouriate in our collection ! And till now one of those have been planted & its doing just fine...rain or shine ! :hmm:

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By the way i know for shure that these are preety common in most countries..but i have hardly seen any of these here in south india. :blink:

Love,

Kris :)

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Exotic Life
I'm very proud of my Dutch Cocos nucifera. For many people not that special, but for me it is...

First picture of it now and the second picture of january 2007

You have got a good reason to be proud off, it's a nice coconut!

Robbin

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Exotic Life

Well, it's really an hard question. When I think about palm with their roots into the ground, I think i'm being the most proud about mine CIDP because it's growing so well and has survived the worst winter ever and not much more people in the Netherlands have got such sized CIDP in their gardens. When I have to think about container plants I do think mine Parajubaea Tvt is going to win, is not a slow grower either.

Here is the Phoenix from September 2008.

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And I will take an picture tomorrow from my Parajubaea.

Robbin

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Moose

Impressive B)

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virtualpalm

I don't post here very often... when I do check PalmTalk, I am usually in the "TROPICAL LOOKING PLANTS - Other Than Palms" section looking for posts on cycads (no surprise to those who know me, I am sure). But I do have a couple pretty nice palms in the yard as well.

My favorite is probably Carpoxylon:

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A very close second is Brahea decumbens, which I got as a 2-leaf seedling from Kapoho back in 1998. It has been in the ground around 8 or 9 years. It is suckering profusely now (although you can't really see it in this photo).

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And here is my CIDP... planted by the original owners in the 1950s:

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Jody

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Peter

Nice palms everyone! Jody, what is that palm beside your Carpoxylon?

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virtualpalm
Nice palms everyone! Jody, what is that palm beside your Carpoxylon?

That is Attalea cohune, which surprisingly began flowering a couple years ago. Last year I got both male and female inflorescences, and it actually set three seeds -- which are still developing:

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Jody

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Gbarce

That Carpoxylon is gorgeous.

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freakypalmguy

This is my little gem, a Butia compacta.

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Peter

Thanks Jody-that's what I suspected but we don't get to see too many around these parts so I wasn't sure.

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Gbarce

That Butia Compacta is Gorgeous. I WANT ONE!!! But that's a cold climate palm right?

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PalmGuyWC

Matt's B. compacta and the Miami grown B. decumbens both make me want to swoon, mainly because I could grow both in my climate, and I don't have either of them. None of my palms are particularly rare, but they do get points for size. I can't pick just one palm, but about 5 or 6 of mine come to mind. I guess the Jubaeas come in first because of their size, and they would make a certain person in S. Calif. brandish one of his red shoes and swoon. Next would be my giant Nannorrhops and Trithrinax campestris. I'm told the Nannorrhops is one of the largest in Calif., pretty amazing considering my fickle climate.

Next would be my Bujubaea and Butia X Parajubaea and also Trithrinax biflabelllata, not huge but still pretty rare. Oh, to heck with it!! I like 'em all. Half of my palms even have pet names.

Dick

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PalmatierMeg

Wow, I really had to think about this - so many palms to choose from. I finally narrowed them down to two: my tiny Pseudophoenix ekmanii seedling that I searched for in vain so long, and the Dypsis boivineana I bought at the spring Searle sale. I chose the Dypsis because it is a mature, perfectly proportioned, elegant little palm. The photos say it all.

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freakypalmguy
That Butia Compacta is Gorgeous. I WANT ONE!!! But that's a cold climate palm right?

It can handle cold for sure. Can you grow Butia Gene? If you can, then you should be able to grow these as well.

Matt

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freakypalmguy
Matt's B. compacta and the Miami grown B. decumbens both make me want to swoon, mainly because I could grow both in my climate, and I don't have either of them. None of my palms are particularly rare, but they do get points for size. I can't pick just one palm, but about 5 or 6 of mine come to mind. I guess the Jubaeas come in first because of their size, and they would make a certain person in S. Calif. brandish one of his red shoes and swoon. Next would be my giant Nannorrhops and Trithrinax campestris. I'm told the Nannorrhops is one of the largest in Calif., pretty amazing considering my fickle climate.

Next would be my Bujubaea and Butia X Parajubaea and also Trithrinax biflabelllata, not huge but still pretty rare. Oh, to heck with it!! I like 'em all. Half of my palms even have pet names.

Dick

As I was reading this, I was saying to myself, " Come on Dick, admit it, you like them all." :D

Matt

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kinzyjr

The phoenix dactylifera on the right side of my driveway.  Seed grown, trunking, great color, and surprisingly solitary.

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Jeff Searle

I have a few. One of my most exciting to me is my Licuala sallehanas. They grow well for me and add nice texture amongst the other plants .

 

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Mandrew968
11 hours ago, Jeff Searle said:

I have a few. One of my most exciting to me is my Licuala sallehanas. They grow well for me and add nice texture amongst the other plants .

 

My blue rigida would eat them...

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Jimhardy

Here in Iowa it easy to start over, just don't do anything over the winter for your palms....

 

That said, after doing this for 10 years and starting with so many Fortunei variants....

FortxWag,2 Fortunei,Tesan,Nainital,Bulgarian,Waggie etc....I have replanted with my

favorites Trachys...so,they are all gems to me at this point!

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cm05

It's a toss up between my Needle and my Pygmy, my two largest palms, and both were very great deals for their size. I'm leaning towards the Needle though as it's the best palm for my climate.

Also, Needles have a reputation for being slow, but mine isn't. It's on par with my similarly-sized Majesty Palm, actually.

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Palmaceae

I have many, but the gem that is number 1 now is my Tahina spectabilis. Still small but doing great!

 

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colin Peters

Not many of these in cultivation

Dypsis beentjei

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doranakandawatta
20 minutes ago, colin Peters said:

Not many of these in cultivation

Dypsis beentjei

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Looking forward to seeing how it looks when more mature ! Now its' already a beauty.

Actually seeing that: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Dypsis_beentjei

it's a real unusual Dypsis and a beauty!

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Jeff Searle
On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2017‎ ‎8‎:‎21‎:‎42‎, Mandrew968 said:

My blue rigida would eat them...

So the cornbread still ain't fully cook between the ears? Lol

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