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Decora vs Chinensis in 8A and a little environmental protection

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Oh yeah, I remember seeing his mules. He has several still. He pretty much has close to anything, seems like. He does have good deals. Very reasonable guy and loves growing palms from their infancy more than actually selling them/making money off them.

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smithgn

Hm... So after doing a little reading I've come across the interesting fact that the radicalis comes in two forms: A "low growing form" and a trunking type. Can anyone take a look at post #39 and tell me what they think my radicalis' are? They might be too young to discern what they will become, yet I've searched around and found that the low growing form has longer leaflets than the trunking form- or maybe I'm mistaken.

Also, what are the heights I can expect from each form once it's fully grown?

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Brad Mondel

Hm... So after doing a little reading I've come across the interesting fact that the radicalis comes in two forms: A "low growing form" and a trunking type. Can anyone take a look at post #39 and tell me what they think my radicalis' are? They might be too young to discern what they will become, yet I've searched around and found that the low growing form has longer leaflets than the trunking form- or maybe I'm mistaken.

Also, what are the heights I can expect from each form once it's fully grown?

It's hard to tell when they're that young- at least for me. Mine is the creeping type, but it still gets a trunk. The trunk creeps along the ground horizontally. I've read that they max out at 4 feet tall. Which mine is already. Here is a picture of the stem: k4yr0g.jpg

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Brad Mondel

And here is a full shot. This is as tall as the creeping ones if I'm not mistaken: 10gh66q.jpg

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smithgn

Holy crap that's an enormous radicalis! I love the deep green color yours has. Is yours strictly indoor? I've never seen a trunk like that. I know mine is still a young plant, but the leaves don't even slightly resemble yours. Mine could be of the trunking variety.

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Brad Mondel

It is in the ground now. This was taken back in February. I can't wait to see how it does this winter. :)

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smithgn

Very cool! I'm interested to see how they do as well. By the way, I don't know how much sunlight yours gets being outside, but ever since I planted mine a few weeks ago it looks like I've been getting some progression of wilting on one or more of my leaves. Have any idea what would be causing this? I'm starting to think it's too much direct sunlight. My two radicalis' get 3-4 hours of early morning to mid-morning sun every day. One of them is completely happy and the one that I have pictures of below, is showing signs of being burned. Any ideas?

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Same radicalis but different leaflets

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Brad Mondel

Some of my fronds are burned as well. The new fronds that grow out should be more acclimated for the sun and should not burn. Mine has the same growing conditions as yours.

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_Keith

Hm... So after doing a little reading I've come across the interesting fact that the radicalis comes in two forms: A "low growing form" and a trunking type. Can anyone take a look at post #39 and tell me what they think my radicalis' are? They might be too young to discern what they will become, yet I've searched around and found that the low growing form has longer leaflets than the trunking form- or maybe I'm mistaken.

Also, what are the heights I can expect from each form once it's fully grown?

I am giving a semi-educated guess they are trunking.

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_Keith

Very cool! I'm interested to see how they do as well. By the way, I don't know how much sunlight yours gets being outside, but ever since I planted mine a few weeks ago it looks like I've been getting some progression of wilting on one or more of my leaves. Have any idea what would be causing this? I'm starting to think it's too much direct sunlight. My two radicalis' get 3-4 hours of early morning to mid-morning sun every day. One of them is completely happy and the one that I have pictures of below, is showing signs of being burned. Any ideas?

001_zps02d13db0.jpg

002_zpse7d86cf0.jpg

Same radicalis but different leaflets

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Looks like fertilizer burn to me.

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smithgn

Some of my fronds are burned as well. The new fronds that grow out should be more acclimated for the sun and should not burn. Mine has the same growing conditions as yours.

This is what I was hoping for... I've read the radicalis can become acclimated to more than just the shade/partial shade it grows in naturally. We'll see!

Very cool! I'm interested to see how they do as well. By the way, I don't know how much sunlight yours gets being outside, but ever since I planted mine a few weeks ago it looks like I've been getting some progression of wilting on one or more of my leaves. Have any idea what would be causing this? I'm starting to think it's too much direct sunlight. My two radicalis' get 3-4 hours of early morning to mid-morning sun every day. One of them is completely happy and the one that I have pictures of below, is showing signs of being burned. Any ideas?

001_zps02d13db0.jpg

002_zpse7d86cf0.jpg

Same radicalis but different leaflets

003_zps77df7ccd.jpg

Looks like fertilizer burn to me.

Would root stimulator count as fertilizer? I've used non-fertilized soil and have yet to put any "palm food".

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smithgn

Some of my fronds are burned as well. The new fronds that grow out should be more acclimated for the sun and should not burn. Mine has the same growing conditions as yours.

This is what I was hoping for... I've read the radicalis can become acclimated to more than just the shade/partial shade it grows in naturally. We'll see!

Very cool! I'm interested to see how they do as well. By the way, I don't know how much sunlight yours gets being outside, but ever since I planted mine a few weeks ago it looks like I've been getting some progression of wilting on one or more of my leaves. Have any idea what would be causing this? I'm starting to think it's too much direct sunlight. My two radicalis' get 3-4 hours of early morning to mid-morning sun every day. One of them is completely happy and the one that I have pictures of below, is showing signs of being burned. Any ideas?

001_zps02d13db0.jpg

002_zpse7d86cf0.jpg

Same radicalis but different leaflets

003_zps77df7ccd.jpg

Looks like fertilizer burn to me.

Would root stimulator count as fertilizer? I've used non-fertilized soil and have yet to put any "palm food".

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GREENHAND

Here is mine l Chinensis in zone 8a.post-59-0-34592100-1398711573_thumb.jpgpost-59-0-80507200-1398711656_thumb.jpgpost-59-0-80507200-1398711656_thumb.jpgpost-59-0-16238800-1398711678_thumb.jpg

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GREENHAND

It has the protection of the back porch and house or it would not make it.

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Alicehunter2000

Greenhand....did you move? I don't remember you being 8a....nice to see you post again...always liked your pool plantings.

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smithgn

Beautiful Chinensis. Thanks for sharing. There is hope for us 8a'ers!

How old is it?

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GREENHAND

Thanks . no did not move i am in the Dallas area i believe is zone 8a. this winter was pretty brutial we set a record for the most days below freezing.

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