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My two favorite Copernicias

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Mandrew968

And my favorite: Copernicia gigas. This palm is just awesome. Plain and simple.

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Mandrew968

Update from this morning on my Copernicia ekmanii. It's a great grower. There are some caterpillars that like to eat it, I have found...

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Mandrew968

This is my Copernicia Fallaensis. Also taken this morning.

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Mandrew968

An update of the Copernicia gigas with an old man cactus just below it.

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Mandrew968

Just planted this about a month ago. I took out three Chamaerops humilis to make room.

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Stevetoad

looking good andrew!

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waykoolplantz

Looks good. Bet your son will grow faster tho.

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Mandrew968

Looks good. Bet your son will grow faster tho.

In 5 years, I think Jansin wins. In 20 years, the Copernicias win out(not counting my cowellii). :)

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LJG

I use my kids in all my photos too. Great for scale and capturing time. I got the idea from someone in Brazil (sorry I am forgetting his name here) when I first joined.

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Mandrew968

This was my gigas back in the summer of 2010.

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Kris

Great visuals...And gene your palm rocks !

Thanks & Love,

kris.

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Mandrew968

Here is the Fallaensis at my In-law's place. No irrigation or care besides the fertilizer four times a year. This is a very hardy palm.

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Peter Pacific

I love Copernicias and have a few. The berteroana and the alba actually do better with a little bit of shade, at least for me in Guatemala. My full sun is very hot and even these sun loving palms need a little protection. I have a small fallaensis that my young helper ran over with the lawnmower a couple of years ago that is just starting to take off again and, judging from the posts here, I only have to wait until 2021 until it looks as good as the ones above!

Peter

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Sabal Steve

Andrew, i'm envious of all the Copernicias you have....i only have what i hope is fallaensis, and alba, xTextillis, and macroglossa.......here is a pic of the fallaensis, beverage bottle for scale, taken earlier this morning.

incredible!

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avanza

Mandrew ...... I love your Fallaensis.

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Mandrew968

Looks good. Bet your son will grow faster tho.

In 5 years, I think Jansin wins. In 20 years, the Copernicias win out(not counting my cowellii). :)

Looks like I was wrong--although my son is the youngest and biggest kid in his class, my Copernicias are actually growing faster than him--much faster! Papa's proud all around! :)

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Mandrew968

UPDATE. This is the fallaensis at my wife's parent's.

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Mandrew968

Walking out my front door, and looking to the left.

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Mandrew968

A more direct view.

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NApalm

Awesome fallaensis! That blue rivals a bismarck does it not?

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Mandrew968

I got this from Virtualpalm a while back and am so glad I did. It's hard not to have this one in your favorites--it gets a lot of attention when visitors come by. Ekman sure got some nice palms named after him!

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Mandrew968

A shot from further back.

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Mandrew968

Awesome fallaensis! That blue rivals a bismarck does it not?

I would have to say my Bizzy is more whitish grey--they come in all colors, but I don't recall ever seeing a blue nobilis... Thanks NApalm

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NApalm

More than welcome. I hope mine gets moving this coming summer. Been inground 2 years and still a slug. Only gets direct light in summer though so that might be a partial problem. And i hear they do alot of underground work before the leaves really start going. Mine's still less than half a foot high. I'll spoil it with water and organics this summer in hope.

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Mandrew968

More than welcome. I hope mine gets moving this coming summer. Been inground 2 years and still a slug. Only gets direct light in summer though so that might be a partial problem. And i hear they do alot of underground work before the leaves really start going. Mine's still less than half a foot high. I'll spoil it with water and organics this summer in hope.

Full sun sounds like the only thing it is lacking, but that is a big requirement for these--it is also one of the fastest Caribbean Copernicia species.

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NApalm

Yeah, that's what i heard. Bummer. Ok then. Time to clear some sky above i think. Thanks for the tips

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Mandrew968

My first Copernicia to flower and seed for me is this blue berteroana. Not really anybody's favorite Copernicia, but I think it is due to so many heavy hitters in that genus. As a palm(and not necessarily a Copernicia), I love this tree--Thanks Mr. Johnson!

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Mandrew968

Another Copernicia that gets little love is this glabrescens. Also from Mr. Johnson's farm, it will be something to see in a decade. I am glad to have it in my collection, though it is probably no one's favorite Copernicia, either.

Note: Cryosophila above is blooming for the first time. Very attractive palm in its own right...

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PalmatierMeg

Beautiful Copernicias, Andrew. I have alba, cowellii, prunifera, ekmanii (struggling) and baileyana. But the one I really want is rigida. I saw hundreds when I was in Cuba and was awestruck. My husband isn't a palm guy but even he wants a rigida. None of the ones in habitat were seeding. You had to be there to really appreciate them.

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Mandrew968

Meg, the palm to the left of my gigas is a blue rigida. I am quite fond of them too--I have a green hybrid rigida in my backyard, and another hybrid silver one in my nursery--crossed with hospita.

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Mandrew968

Just some eye candy. This is at my parents and it grows very fast.

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Mandrew968

Here is another from my parents. This palm is to the left of the last one posted.

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Mandrew968

Mandrew what is that?

I am not sure anyone knows :bummed:

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Mandrew968

Ya know, it gives me the most pleasure to showcase one of the best palms money can buy, with my amazing son, who is so smart and growing like a fallaensis!

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Mandrew968

And this palm was purchased as a baileyana a couple years back. It was kinda grey and funky looking at first. About a year or so ago, it started making these cool pink petioles--hence the name, sp. pink petiole... I revisited this palm the other day and not only does it still love to make pink petioles, but it also is looking like a pure baileyana. They sure grow fast in the ground!

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