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MattyB

This Phoenix reclinata needs more water than my dry rocky hillside. It's about a 24" box size. It's yours if you want to dig it up.

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The Silent Seed

I'll say!

I've had one - lovely tree - somebody snap it up!

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Palmdude

Make sure you get lots of roots, in my experience they don't like to be moved very much

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Brahea Axel

I killed every single reclimata I tried to move. They were slightly smaller than Mattys. These things categorically hate being moved.

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MattyB

Hmmm, that's contrary to my experience. I've moved three and all three did fine.

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Hammer

That's 'cause you're the Pied Piper of Palms Matty. Palms love you so much they'll do whatever you say. You're growing a bottle palm and a Satakentia in SoCal for love of all bloody hell.

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Phoenikakias

That's 'cause you're the Pied Piper of Palms Matty. Palms love you so much they'll do whatever you say. You're growing a bottle palm and a Satakentia in SoCal for love of all bloody hell.

Yeah, he has green wieners on hands.

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LJG

This is one of the easiest to move palms there is (in terms of transplant)! All Phoenix palms move easy. Matt in Temecula used a chain and lifted truck to rip one out of the ground at my house. It is growing great for him in his garden :)

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DoomsDave

For what it's worth, I concur with Len and Matty, and add to be sure the reclinata gets plenty of water. Maybe even a bit on the soggy side. They HATE drying out. That's one great way to spot babies in a mixed phoenix phalanx. Reclinata wilt fast from lack of water. Maybe put a baffle around it to keep the wind off it.

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Brahea Axel

For what it's worth, I concur with Len and Matty, and add to be sure the reclinata gets plenty of water. Maybe even a bit on the soggy side. They HATE drying out. That's one great way to spot babies in a mixed phoenix phalanx. Reclinata wilt fast from lack of water. Maybe put a baffle around it to keep the wind off it.

Well, I must have done something wrong then. I moved two of them, both croaked, spear pull. I could have been patient and waited for suckers to take over, but they were smaller than Matty's and I didn't see the point to look at a half shriveled reclinata, nor was I that motivated to hold on to them anyway. I have one left that I didn't move and it's doing great. It wasn't a pure reclinata, I collected seeds at the LA Arboretum some years ago and grew it from those seeds. I am sure it's got canariensis in it because the fronds are much, much longer than on a regular reclinata.

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Phoenikakias

For what it's worth, I concur with Len and Matty, and add to be sure the reclinata gets plenty of water. Maybe even a bit on the soggy side. They HATE drying out. That's one great way to spot babies in a mixed phoenix phalanx. Reclinata wilt fast from lack of water. Maybe put a baffle around it to keep the wind off it.

Well, I must have done something wrong then. I moved two of them, both croaked, spear pull. I could have been patient and waited for suckers to take over, but they were smaller than Matty's and I didn't see the point to look at a half shriveled reclinata, nor was I that motivated to hold on to them anyway. I have one left that I didn't move and it's doing great. It wasn't a pure reclinata, I collected seeds at the LA Arboretum some years ago and grew it from those seeds. I am sure it's got canariensis in it because the fronds are much, much longer than on a regular reclinata.

Still waiting for pics!

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The Silent Seed

Here's a novel idea..... somebody take him up on his generous offer and tell us how it went. That's the idea, right ? Let's get this baby into a better place!

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palm tree man

If I was back in Cali, I would have already dug it up, filled in the hole, and had my wife bake him a cake to say thank you. For a small amount of shovel work that is a steal.

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