I’m new on here and to this wonderful world of palms. What started as a tropical plant hobby has turned into a fun and for-filling obsession apexed by a love for graceful palms. Scouring through Facebook market place, I came across this beautiful palm which was sold as a c. Renda but I’m unsure as it seems to lack the vibrant red even at 4ft tall. As I live in a temperate climate i understand it’ll be a challenge to grow too so any tips would be greatly appreciated! It’s pretty warm right now so I have it sitting outside but will definitely bring it in if temperatures drop below 15c (59f.)
Andrew Henderson has a new book out:
New book on Palms of Vietnam - https://www.amazon.com/Palms-Vietnam-Dr-Andrew-Henderson/dp/1099047536/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IRBWA4J7V8YV&keywords=palms+of+vietnam&qid=1563295360&s=gateway&sprefix=palms+of+v%2Caps%2C116&sr=8-1
By Thailand Garden
I would be so thankful if anyone could help me identify these two types of palms we picked up, they turned out not to be what we were told and we don’t want to use them until we are really sure what we have here.
It was suggested that the first one might be a Sabal Palm????:
The second one I think is some sort of Chinese fan palm:
Thank you so much for your help. We would be so happy to identify these properly and start planting. Very much appreciated!
I know many of you are not fans of Trachycarpus but I recently had the opportunity to purchase a "true" Trachycarpus takil in a 15 gallon size that is three to four feet tall planted height. The price was a steal (12.50). Anyways "takil" apparently can be identified by having an irregular "hastula" which is the regiion where the leaflets join the petiole. Rather than a clean semicircle it bulges out and creates more of a squeezed irregular egg shape.
Found this great resource for palm IDing and so I pass it on. I never knew hastulas could tell you so much about palms. Many have been selling "takils" for years but they have turned out to be something else. While looking into hastulas I found this website with a great deal of information on palm morphology.