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Pedro 65

Red C/shaft Prestoea

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Pedro 65

After a little weeding around 2 x Prestoea I havnt looked at for some time, I see they are clumping and certainly retaining their Red.

I had a thread on these 2 a few yrs ago as then they had entire leaves ( pic below) and had a tag of P carderii which gladly they are not, they are now certainly Prestoe acuminata var acuminata or commonly known as Red Crownshaft palm.

Adult pic from RPS site, I look fwd to watching these 2 grow and colour.

Who else has this Prestoea growing and can share some pics here on PTalk

Pete :)

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comic097

Pete, i scored this Prestoea ensiformis ( entire leaf ) off Chris & Arden last summer, it's been a very tough palm through our winter here, as you well know going of our healthy yours looks

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Hoping he ends up looking this good, picture from RPS site

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Pedro 65

I will get my ensiformis entire inground v soon too Paul, when I find "the spot", all best with yours.

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comic097

Sorry Pete about posting different Prestoea, jumped the gun just a wee bit, I did buy one of those Prestoe acuminata var acuminata a couple of years ago from Luke, kicking myself, it didn't survive after I transplanted it :violin:

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richnorm

Why not carderi Pete? My Prestoea acuminata have red petioles and rachises. I see yours are green. Not sure if much turns on this, just an observation.

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richnorm

Oh yeah, photo, not the best but you can maybe just see the colour runs the length of the leaf.

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Pedro 65

Why not carderi Pete? My Prestoea acuminata have red petioles and rachises. I see yours are green. Not sure if much turns on this, just an observation.

Rich, I wont go out now and look close as its raining heavily but carderii in all my reading doesnt talk of any Red, pls post some more pics 2morrow of your Red C/shaft Palm, it looks fantastic :greenthumb: .

I can see Red at the start of the petiole in this pic :)

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Pedro 65

Sorry Pete about posting different Prestoea, jumped the gun just a wee bit, I did buy one of those Prestoe acuminata var acuminata a couple of years ago from Luke, kicking myself, it didn't survive after I transplanted it :violin:

Thats fine Paul I dont care, and Im sure there is still some Reds floating around up Nth :)

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NApalm

I got P. accuminata var. accuminata seed from rps but no germination sadly. Yours looks great pete

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KennyRE317

I got a Prestoea acuminata var acuminata seedling from Perry and I haven't really kept track of it but if I had to guess I'd say it's opened its 2nd full leaf in 10months I've had it. it's always looked good though whether it's in a couple of hours of late morning sun or in mostly shade

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Mandrew968

Pete, good to see a post and hear from you--I trust all is well. I have never tried a Prestoea because we fair so poorly with Euterpe, in South Florida. I have seen variation montana growing locally and fruiting size. I imagine if I found a deal, I would pull the trigger--hoping for some serious red, in the future for you!

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Pedro 65

Andrew, thanks very much for your kind positive post and I very much look fwd to some updates on your Killer Copernicia;s n Licuala's. :greenthumb:

Rich, I notice on the last post of this Prestoea thread I added that the younger leaves on your clumping P a var a doesnt have the Red as it does on the new larger leaves..What size do they start getting the Red ontop and below the rachis? Look fwd to your pics you hopefully took today. :)

Pete

edit..damm the thread paste didnt work, heres 2 pics from the thread of your Prestoea Rich.

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richnorm

Pete. Dark out there now... will try to grab some photos and confirm tomorrow. If I remember correctly, they start green and mature to red starting from the base. Petioles are sometimes covered in brown wax which erodes away in time. I will check to see if this holds true in full shade. I have a hunch your first ID was correct.

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Richard

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Pedro 65

Pete. Dark out there now... will try to grab some photos and confirm tomorrow. If I remember correctly, they start green and mature to red starting from the base. Petioles are sometimes covered in brown wax which erodes away in time. I will check to see if this holds true in full shade. I have a hunch your first ID was correct.

cheers

Richard

Rich, I spose this pic is a tell true of being Carderi no doubt as acuminata are never entire :) Its the Red that swayed me, I wrote in an old thread that I read that Carderi has red stems, now Ive been reading and re reading and I cannot find any talk of red stems :) Only time will tell, very glad of the red though..

Look fwd to yr pics tomorrow.

Pete :)

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Perito

Pete, my seedlings of P. accuminata var. accuminata (seeds from RPS) look very much like the photo in your latest post.

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richnorm

I was right. Push is green which turns red from the bottom up. I think maybe a little sun darkens the colour but might just be variation. They can handle full sun here but look better with some shade and will take deep shade. As you can see the red is evident in the smallest new stems. Very slow palms for me and a nightmare in pots.

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Pedro 65

Perry, thanks for that info, can you post a pic or 2 pls ?

Rich, thanks for pics, lookn great :greenthumb: how long ago was yours entire , or did you buy it larger and pinnate?

Pete :)

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NApalm

That's a beauty Rich!

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BS Man about Palms

Had a couple in pots early on before I "knew"? how to take care of them...

now bereft of life.

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Perito

Wow Rich, That is nice! I didn't realize these were clumping before reading this thread. Here are a couple of photos of my seedlings in the greenhouse.

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richnorm

Thanks. Bought it at about 30cm high. It was already pinnate with a few small offsets and showed good colour.

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Pedro 65

Wow Rich, That is nice! I didn't realize these were clumping before reading this thread. Here are a couple of photos of my seedlings in the greenhouse.

Very healthy seedlings you have there Perry, I reckon this thread will be great advertising for you and they will be "snapped up" in no time.

Rich, 1 of mine was entire and 1 pinnate, and now seeing Perry's, mine is certainly A var A

Pete :)

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The Steve

How badass is that guy in the middle of the jungle with the machete and the cowboy hat.

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Perito

I hope he's not fixin' to touch that Prestoea with his Machete!

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LilikoiLee

This Prestoea was sold to me as an accuminata var. Montana. It's petioles are longer than what I've seen in this post. For scale it is standing about 17' tall in this picture. Hoping someone can let me know if that is in fact its species.

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Thanks,

Lee

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richnorm

This Prestoea was sold to me as an accuminata var. Montana. It's petioles are longer than what I've seen in this post. For scale it is standing about 17' tall in this picture. Hoping someone can let me know if that is in fact its species.

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Lee

Looks to be as described. Be careful about stripping the leaf bases too vigorously as you can injure the stem and allow pathogens to enter. I am guilty of this and suspect I have lost plants through impatience! As it matures they will fall away more easily.

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Richard

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