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A few 9a North Florida Rarities (for me)

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Kailua_Krish

Mine are under canopy and small but haven't had a problem so far! The Ceratozamias do very well under dense oak canopy. Anyways I only get to see all my plants roughly once a year now because I moved to Hawaii. The plants are all still at my family's place in Florida.

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Sandy Loam

Krishna, it looks as though you tied a rope around your bamboo (bambusa chungii?).  Was that to prevent drooping/weeping?  Does it work?

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Kailua_Krish

Hmm, not sure which picture has it. The bamboo doesn't really need a rope around it, once its in ground for 2 seasons the new canes are all erect.

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Kailua_Krish

Dropped home for a quick visit from Hawaii. Im still here for another day so if any other plants you want to see let me know!

Parajubaea sunkha (really starting to put on some size)

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Jubaea x Syagrus

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Tim Hopper Jubutyagrus

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Kailua_Krish

Dypsis decipiens

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BxP with Bizmarkia and BxS in background

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Arenga micrantha and Kerriodoxa

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Sandy Loam

Wow, the Tim Hopper Jubutiagrus takes the prize.

I am surprised that the Butia x Parajubaea isn't bigger.  I don't have one, but I keep hearing that they grow like wildfire as soon as you drop them into the ground.

Now that you're surrounded by giant Hawaiian Tall coconuts, you must be "so done" with Ocala.  

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Kailua_Krish

I might be the odd one out but Im over coconuts, they're worse than queens with being planted everywhere in the tropics and half the time looking terrible. I actually have a yard in Hawaii but I miss the challenges of growing on the edge of hardiness. I might say I miss Ocala some...

 

Anyways My BxP had a hard time getting started. It lost its spear every year for the first 3 years. Then it did really well once it grew a bit. Its picked up speed a lot.

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Tom in Tucson
On 2/11/2016, 4:32:41, krishnaraoji88 said:

I might be the odd one out but Im over coconuts, they're worse than queens with being planted everywhere in the tropics and half the time looking terrible. I actually have a yard in Hawaii but I miss the challenges of growing on the edge of hardiness. I might say I miss Ocala some...

 

Anyways My BxP had a hard time getting started. It lost its spear every year for the first 3 years. Then it did really well once it grew a bit. Its picked up speed a lot.

Great looking hybrids!

 

Sometimes I miss being able to grow almost anything. Like when I lived in San Diego, but I enjoy "pushing the envelope" here at 2500 ft. altitude in the Sonoran desert. Like you, I enjoy the challenge.

Tom Birt - Casas Adobes, AZ

Hi 90°, Lo 44°

 

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Alicehunter2000

That JxS is looking great....looks like it holds its leaves in a single plane like Jubaea? Is the base getting fat?

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Alicehunter2000

Actually just looked again....not totally in a plane....could you take some more pics of that one with something for scale....thanks

 

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redbeard917

Not sure if you're still around, but if you're taking requests, I'd like to see the Brahea clara, Allagoptera leucocalyx, and maybe some Ceratozamias, since I'm looking at planting some of these soon.

If not, I'll have to wait until next year. I love what you've done with the place!

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Kailua_Krish

Already back in Hawaii, though I can't be too sad about that :P

The Jubaea x Syagrus leaves don't grow completely in one plane, its almost like its trying to be plumose towards the bases. 

Redbeard, I would say go for the A. leucocalyx and ceratozamias, these pretty much always look good. The claras grow much too slow in Florida to be of any real ornamental value.

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redbeard917
2 hours ago, krishnaraoji88 said:

Already back in Hawaii, though I can't be too sad about that :P

The Jubaea x Syagrus leaves don't grow completely in one plane, its almost like its trying to be plumose towards the bases. 

Redbeard, I would say go for the A. leucocalyx and ceratozamias, these pretty much always look good. The claras grow much too slow in Florida to be of any real ornamental value.

My Brahea clara is the 'icy blue' variant, and the guy who grew it said it was very fast, as I recall, so I have some hope it will perform for me. My main worry with the Allagoptera is cold damage. I'm going to plant it anyway as an experiment.

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Kailua_Krish

Mine were "Icy Blue" too. Don't expect much...

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redbeard917
6 hours ago, krishnaraoji88 said:

Mine were "Icy Blue" too. Don't expect much...

Darn. Well, thanks for the info.

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Tropicdoc

Agree that the hopper jubuyagrus wins it's awesome and seems like it will have a somewhat lean trunk

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Ben in Norcal

It's interesting how slow JxS seems in your location compared to California.  Maybe the "J" part of the equation protesting a bit?

That Jubutiagrus is off the hook though.  I guess Hopper did actually make a hybrid that took at some stage!

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tank
On 2/20/2016, 1:01:48, krishnaraoji88 said:

Already back in Hawaii, though I can't be too sad about that :P

The Jubaea x Syagrus leaves don't grow completely in one plane, its almost like its trying to be plumose towards the bases. 

Redbeard, I would say go for the A. leucocalyx and ceratozamias, these pretty much always look good. The claras grow much too slow in Florida to be of any real ornamental value.

Krishna,

My B. claras, while not rocket ships, have been steady growers for me.  A little faster than an average sabal.  B. armata on the other hand.... is one of my slowest palms.

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Alicehunter2000

Hopper Jubutiagarus .....fast

Brahea clara ...... steady

Happy with both

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_Keith

Tim Hopper Jubutyagrus is a truly spectacular palm.

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Alicehunter2000

Keith....do you think it is truly a Jubutiagarus and not just a mule? .... I know we have had long threads concerning the JXB mother of this plant....do have a pic of yours? A lot bigger?

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Kailua_Krish

Hmm, I wonder why mine aren't growing a fast. Mine were definitely sprouted as seeds of icy blue.

For the JxS the slowest part of its growth was as a small seedling. It detested our raining + freezing during the winter and I got spear pull every year for 3 years. Its picked up speed since then. 

As far as the Tim Hopper hybrid it grows well and looks slightly different than my mules. Whether it is a true jubutyagrus or not I couldn't tell you but I bought it as one

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