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"Coco de Mer' in southern California ...?

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trioderob

so the best have tried and failed to keep one alive ?

I really don't know the history of the double coconut in Cali.

Guys like Dr. D germinated them - and they croaked in winter ???????

what's the story O great palm Gurus...........................

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Brahea Axel

What's the problem? They put on three fronds a month up here no problem. :)

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trioderob

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.

photos ??????

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Brahea Axel

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.

photos ??????

The farmer (Palm Grower) has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.

- Will Rogers

coco_de_mer.jpg

Well... the more accurate answer is, this palm would probably take 10 years just to make a strap leaf in our climate. In Southern California, you might get a strap leaf in about 5 years time... if it's not frozen to death or rotten out by then.

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Kim

As soon as seed becomes available, I'm going to raid my retirement account to pay for one, and plant it right next to the magic microclimate where my Jamaican tall is trunking and my Hyophorbe amaricaulis is flowering... in my dreams.

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Brahea Axel

As soon as seed becomes available, I'm going to raid my retirement account to pay for one, and plant it right next to the magic microclimate where my Jamaican tall is trunking and my Hyophorbe amaricaulis is flowering... in my dreams.

Kim, maybe not San Diego, but why wouldn't you be able to grow this at your place in Hawaii?

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waykoolplantz

Waiting for third leaf......and waiting....and waiting...here in Florida

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George Sparkman

Mike,

why don't you show us the two leaves you have ...... Please.

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trioderob

As soon as seed becomes available, I'm going to raid my retirement account to pay for one, and plant it right next to the magic microclimate where my Jamaican tall is trunking and my Hyophorbe amaricaulis is flowering... in my dreams.

do you have them growing on your Hawaiian estate ?

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Kim

My reply was to the southern California question. Yes, they will absolutely thrive here in Hawaii (though I do not exactly have an "estate" :) ). The difficulty is in procuring viable seeds.

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Mandrew968

Fungus would kill it in Southern California if it never died outright from cold.

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trioderob

Fungus would kill it in Southern California if it never died outright from cold.

bummer

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Explorer

They should get some seeds from the Sechelles Islands to other tropical parts of the World. If something happens to the wild population on the Sechelles then at least its save in other parts of the World.

Alexander

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HorsesnPalms

They should get some seeds from the Sechelles Islands to other tropical parts of the World. If something happens to the wild population on the Sechelles then at least its save in other parts of the World.

Alexander

I totally agree, but the Sechelles Islands government doesn't. Getting them would require smuggling, by a brave soul, at this point in time.

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Zeeth

They should get some seeds from the Sechelles Islands to other tropical parts of the World. If something happens to the wild population on the Sechelles then at least its save in other parts of the World.

Alexander

They've done that, there are seeding populations in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia and Hawaii.

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