By Reyes Vargas
Hello I need help with the identification of this palm. Another member told me that this looked more like a filibusta than a filifera. How would you go about telling them apart? Any help would be appreciated.
Hello my Fellow Palm Talkers, I purchased a Washy (labeled as a Filifera, imo its a Filibusta) about a month ago from HD, I normally don't get my palms from big name corporations, however this palm was priced very low for its size and for the area I live in, St. George, Utah. It's been in the ground for a month, I've been good about watering it, and I use fish emulsion fertilizer during planting, in my experience it usually helps reduce transplant shock. Anyways, I'm concerned about a couple of things, however the speckling on the petioles is my main concern. I'm wondering what it may be, and what I can do to treat it or remedy it. Any input, recommendations, thoughts and ideas will be greatly appreciated. I hope everybody is doing as well as they can during these stressful and challenging times! I hope you all stay safe and healthy! God Bless,
hello everyone!! About a year ago I planted to palms from the same nursery. Before I purchased from this nursery I shopped around a lot to find the purest robustas. I noticed the smaller one is a bit hairier and I know that is a characteristic of a filifera, unless robustas are that hairy when they are young. If anyone could help me identify if the smaller one is a robusta, filibusta or filifera. I am hoping its a robusta, your expertise would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone could confirm that the bigger one is a robusta. Thank you!
I’ll be traveling to California soon and want to take the opportunity to gather seeds of both Washingtonia Robusta and Filifera, I’m after PURESTRAIN seeds only. I know it’s difficult to get pure seeds of either species due to their coexistence causing hybridisation but I am willing to ‘go hunting’ for them. I have read that you can do tours in the California desert to collect pure seeds of Filifera, and I’m also thinking of quickly going to Mexico to get pure Robusta seeds.
Does anyone know locations I can visit where either species are so far apart (including hybrids) that hybridisation is virtually impossible and I can get pure seeds? Willing to travel far for them.
By Scot from SC
I drove to the Columbia area today to run some errands, and I took a quick picture of the decades old Washingtonia there. Please excuse the photograph's quality; it was taken with my cell phone's camera.