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Gbarce

A couple of cold hard palms that I am growing in the tropics

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Gbarce

I just wanted to share a couple of cold climate palms that I am attempting to grow in my tropical climate here in Manila.

First off is Trachycarpus wagnerianus. I think this is about 6 years ols now. I had a number of these but all those that I planted in the ground died a very slow death. I am not sure what went wrong. I tried a couple of different micro climates-- sunny and a bit more protected.

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Gbarce

These are Trithrinax campestris. At the early seedling stages they easily rotted during the rainy season. At this stage they seem to have toughened up.

These are very slow though but maybe it's because they are producing several growing points instead of devoting all their energy on just one lead stem

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Zeeth

Cool! I'm surprised you've had any success with Trachycarpus. They seem to die here if planted in the soil, but I've seen them planted some places, obviously dug from somewhere farther north.

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DoomsDave

Do you pay with cold-hardy cash?

Sorry, had to ask.

:)

Wow, those Gaucho Ouchos are looking good. Don't plant them next to the pathway in the nudist colony . . . .

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Gbarce

Good one Dave! :floor:

Yeah the leaves of the Trithrinax are already "sheet metal" stiff. I poked my hands and found that out the hard way.

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Gbarce

Zeeth - I sold a bunch of them to a lady that has a house in one of the "resort towns" here in the Philippines. It's in a higher elevation and is generally cooler. Hopefully they thrive there.

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