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BS Man about Palms

Here is my biggest K. magnifica, planted (in a box, I know, I know) a year ago. I bought this from Jerry/ Dan Andersen about 3 years ago as a big 5 gal. It currently sits in a 20" wooden box. It was wobbly a bit at the base, but piling up the soil and the rocks for support seem to have helped. I think I can pull the rocks by end of summer.

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BS Man about Palms

Here is the cool news I noted today, TWO spears at the same time!! (Although I don't think the two will be upopened together for very long)

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Walter John

I have a baby, here she is, nearly winter here and it has opened a new leaf, it's a bit eaten here and there by the looks.

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Urban Rainforest

Here is a pic of mine just planted this spring. The spear has grown steadily since.

Stevo

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Urban Rainforest

And here is a pic of why we plant it :drool: .

Stevo

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BS Man about Palms

Wal and Steve, Great stuff!! Others?

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BS Man about Palms

Here it comes about 10 days later... a tease of red begins. . . .

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BS Man about Palms

Please. No shadow comments on the above picture... :huh:

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MatNC

Hi all,

Nice pics! will try to add some of mine this evening.

Mat.

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MatNC

Here is one of mine. 25/12/08.

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Same palm. I took this picture today. so almost 6 month later.

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Mat.

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MatNC

Two others in early January.

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Mat.

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MatNC

This one is not mine.

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Mat.

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BS Man about Palms

Excellent Mat!!

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BS Man about Palms

June 5th 09

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Geoff

never been able to grow this plant in inland Los Angeles.. but here is a nice one in Hawaii's Ho'Olamuhia Gardens

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BS Man about Palms

Like many palms I'm starting to notice as they get some size and in the ground (yes, I said it) they move at a good clip.

This K. magnifica just opened a red leaf June 5th, look at the size of the spear coming..

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BS Man about Palms

OK, its a bit dark, but I had to snap a pic of the new spear. Thats 3 1/2 months spear tip to spear tip. This baby is MOVIN! :)

Len and I were talkin about them and I think it is at TWO leaves per year now. Although its 4 1/2 months per leaf in summer and 7 1/2 months per leaf in winter! :lol:

Sorry, I see thats a poor pic of the spear....

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BS Man about Palms

This gives a better Idea of the size. Although it is raised up a bit, that spear tip is about where my neck begins when I stand next to it. :drool:

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Kostas

Your Kentiopsis magnifica is a beauty Bill and reaching up to your neck is an already impressive size! :drool: How many years old is it?

Looking forward to the spear opening! :)

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BS Man about Palms
Your Kentiopsis magnifica is a beauty Bill and reaching up to your neck is an already impressive size! :drool: How many years old is it?

Looking forward to the spear opening! :)

I bought it as a big 5 gal palm. But I think its 9 years old?

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Kostas

Thanks Bill! Very probably given it's size :) I wish I could find a 5g Kentiopsis magnifica too,even a 3g for the matter to speed things up...

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BS Man about Palms

Heres an update. June 5th fond opening to Sept 28th next frond opening. Thats less than 4 months!!! Also stood next to it for size reference, sorry, always look a little grumpy when I'm concentrating.. :blink:

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MattyB

"What can I do to make you feel more comfortable today?"

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Walter John

That's very impressive Bill, she's away and running now.

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Al in Kona

humm, maybe I should get one of these after all. Hadn't actually thought much about it before you guys started showing yours off and then seeing that pic of the one at Ho`omaluhia really caught my eye.

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BS Man about Palms
:blink: OOooooo!

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BS Man about Palms

Thanks Wal, yours should get there soon we hope, eh?

Al, do it. You won't regret it. :)

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The Germinator

Hey Dave, can we pull this one off in Guada La La Habra?

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peachy

Apart from the occasional red leaf, which you can get on a dozen other palms, what is the big deal about this palm ? Seems like a lot of time spent for very little result and the grown specimen isnt anything fantastic. Okay put the ropes away and forget the lynch mob, I was just asking thats all.

Peachy

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BS Man about Palms

Why WOULDN'T you want another type of red-leafed palm? If I stretched that reasoning far enough, I could just go back to planting the Queens and Kings only...they're all just "palms"---right? :blink::):lol:

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Trópico

There I go...

My 2nd attempt at growing it and also at posting under the right topic!

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MatNC

Here is some new pics from some of mines.

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Mat.

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Jeff in St Pete

Here's my largest K. magnifica - about two years from germination. I'm not very impressed with this palm so far.

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bgl

Jeff, just be patient - it gets better! Here's a new K. magnifica frond opening up. Right about now! :)

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ariscott

I am so used to things growing fast here... so I don't have patient with this slow ones... We shall see how many years before my seedlings are big enough to plant on the ground :rolleyes: .

Regards, Ari :)

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peachy

Only fast growing things here are the weeds !!! Oh and maybe my Dypsis ambositrae, that has doubled its size in 5 months.

Peachy

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BS Man about Palms

Frank, Mat, Jeff and Bo. Excellent!!

I am now convinced they move at a decent speed once reaching large 5 gal size. (2 fronds a year) :D

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Jeff in St Pete
Jeff, just be patient - it gets better! Here's a new K. magnifica frond opening up. Right about now! :)

Thanks Bo! I can see why they call it "magnifica"! It will be many many years before I see fronds that size.

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joe_OC
Jeff, just be patient - it gets better! Here's a new K. magnifica frond opening up. Right about now! :)

Thanks Bo! I can see why they call it "magnifica"! It will be many many years before I see fronds that size.

Maybe, that size, but you should get the red emerging fronds soon enough...

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