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MattyB

My Beccariophoenix is just a yellow mess. it needs a more sheltered spot and some tlc. Free, you dig it. In ground 4 years from a 5 gal.

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MattyB

Here's a few pics of it. It gets full, all day, inland sun and once the weather cools down it just stops taking up nutrients and yellows out. I'm convinced it's a nutrient issue, not sunburn, since it was green last summer. I've tried acidifying the soil, lots of iron, magnesium, potassium, nothing works once the cold weather hits. It's about 4" diameter at the base and very well rooted in. It's a shame because it seems like it's growing strong; it just can't stay green. Rootball will be about 20 gallon size minimum.

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BS Man about Palms

Is that the skull cracking palm?

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MattyB

Is that the skull cracking palm?

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No. The skull crackin' palm is the B. madagascarensis in the background. The same one you helped me transport and sled down the hill Bill.

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DoomsDave

Yeah, I've had no luck with that Beccariophoenix at all.

Too bad, because they just rock the house in Hawaii.

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QUINNPALMS

You still have it? It Looks like it is surrounded by boulders ? You think it'll dig without too much trouble?

Tks

Nickolas

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Jastin

Do you think it would do better at the top of the hill because it's hotter?

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MattyB

Nickolas, come and get it, it's yours. it should dig great because it's sitting in a rock bowl below. you can dig around the gopher cage and the mesh will hold the root ball together.

Jastin, I don't know man. it probably wants more shade too

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QUINNPALMS
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Nickolas, come and get it, it's yours. it should dig great because it's sitting in a rock bowl below. you can dig around the gopher cage and the mesh will hold the root ball together.

Jastin, I don't know man. it probably wants more shade too

Cool,I'd love to see if i can bring er back! , what's good for you weekends or weekdays , I'm kinda booked up this weekend, but maybe next week....

Tks

Nickolas

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MattyB

By the end of summer it'll be lookin gooooooood. Weekdays or weekend.

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Jeff Searle

Matt,

I'm sorry to hear your having so much trouble with this palm. I find it hard to beleive that it's too hot. Can't be any hotter there than here. It has to be nutritional, and that can be hard to figure out. Did you ever have a screen put over it when it was smaller to provide some shade and ease the stress? Remember, a palm that is struggling for 6, 8 or even 10 months still can pull through and end up looking good once again.

I hate to see you give in, just trying to come up with something.

Jeff

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MattyB

I know man. It's been 4 years though. This palm cannot uptake nutrients in our cold. if it's in the shade it can stay green, but if left out, it yellows and sunburns. But youre right, it's a nutrient deficiency due to being grown in a less than optimal climate. I was able to solve this problem with my hyophorbes by moving them under my houses overhang, but I'm out of room under my overhang

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