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I unlocked the secret to growing the "true" Dypsis blackstem in California....

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Gtlevine

This is a funny thread, but Triode, I Very much look fwd to yr pics as does everyone else no doubt.

Ive "never" in the flesh, or in pics seen a cultivated Black stem that "resembles" the below pic which I think is quite "photo shopped" or the likes ??

Pete :)

I took that photo back in 2007 on my trip to Madagascar. It looked just like that in real life, photoshopping was not required. But i also have yet to see a cultivated Palm look like that one at the lodge.

Gary

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trioderob

now I wont post a photo

just to smite you guys................. :badday:

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Josh-O

Rob. You can't make a statement like that without a picture and expect a positive response. If I said I unlocked the trick to growing a fruiting coconut in San diego but wouldn't post a pic of it, would you believe me?

Steve, you make a strong case!

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Josh-O

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NApalm

Rob, got a funny feeling there was never going to be a pic. ;-) Am I wrong?

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Gonzer

How many times is a person allowed their 15 minutes of fame?

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Darold Petty

Here is a photo of one of my Dypsis baronii 'black petiole'. I purchased several seedlings from Jeff Marcus at www.floribundapalms.com in January of 2012. They vary slightly in color tone and this one has the darkest color.

I was able only to purchase a cheap pH meter for $10 earlier today. The pH reading was 6.

My plants have been grown in my greenhouse. It's overcast today so I was not able to get a light level reading. The greenhouse has acrylic glazing with a light transmission of 84%. The GH temperature ranges from 50 to 85 F.

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Ben in Norcal

Beautiful Darold. I still need to find one of these, some day.

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trioderob

that PH would be considered "Moderate acid"

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NApalm

Gorgeous darrold! Just superb.

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Vari805

At last, we get to see a picture on this thread. Beautiful palm Darrold!

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_Keith

Trioderob operates in a vacuum, but if you heat his cathode, watch out.

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Josh-O

Trioderob operates in a vacuum, but if you heat his cathode, watch out.

:floor::floor::floor::floor:

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Josh-O

Ok peeps, I decided to go take a picture of the real deal Black stem baronii. Mine was germinated from the seed that Gary Levine himself brought back form Vakona lodge when he visited Madagascar several years ago. Accept no imitations this is the real (expletive) thing.

post-7434-0-92998000-1422332676_thumb.jp mine in the ground

post-7434-0-32683500-1422332728_thumb.jp me posting with a couple beauties on my last palm trip to Hawaii

maybe this will entice Trioderob to post a picture of his?

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Stevetoad

How did I not see that one last time I was over!

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Josh-O

lol..Steve, I'll point it out when you come back over for a mai tai.

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Matt in OC

Holy ****! Well, done Josh! :greenthumb::drool:

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Ben in Norcal

Want

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Josh-O

hopefully soon Ben? It has already produces to small flowers last year but they both aborted. It's just a matter of time before I have some fresh seed?

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Josh-O

Holy ****! Well, done Josh! :greenthumb::drool:

Thanks Matthew

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Ben in Norcal

Put me on that seed list Josh! It would be interesting to try those up here.

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Moose

Here is a photo of one of my Dypsis baronii 'black petiole'. I purchased several seedlings from Jeff Marcus at www.floribundapalms.com in January of 2012. They vary slightly in color tone and this one has the darkest color.

I was able only to purchase a cheap pH meter for $10 earlier today. The pH reading was 6.

My plants have been grown in my greenhouse. It's overcast today so I was not able to get a light level reading. The greenhouse has acrylic glazing with a light transmission of 84%. The GH temperature ranges from 50 to 85 F.

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Darold - thank you for your post, especially your pH reading. Rob (not surprisingly) was aloof using the term "organic acidic soil" with no range. The more acidic a soil the less mineral salts can be transformed into ions that can pass through the roots membranes. Your information should be valuable to those cultivating this wonderful palm. :greenthumb:

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Zeeth

Ok peeps, I decided to go take a picture of the real deal Black stem baronii. Mine was germinated from the seed that Gary Levine himself brought back form Vakona lodge when he visited Madagascar several years ago. Accept no imitations this is the real (expletive) thing.

attachicon.gifblack stem.jpeg mine in the ground

attachicon.gifdypsis sp black stem.jpeg me posting with a couple beauties on my last palm trip to Hawaii

maybe this will entice Trioderob to post a picture of his?

Nice! That's the real deal for sure!!

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DoomsDave

Ok peeps, I decided to go take a picture of the real deal Black stem baronii. Mine was germinated from the seed that Gary Levine himself brought back form Vakona lodge when he visited Madagascar several years ago. Accept no imitations this is the real (expletive) thing.

attachicon.gifblack stem.jpeg mine in the ground

attachicon.gifdypsis sp black stem.jpeg me posting with a couple beauties on my last palm trip to Hawaii

maybe this will entice Trioderob to post a picture of his?

EXPLETIVE!

(urk!)

EXPLETIVE!

(urk!)

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KennyRE317

Here is a photo of one of my Dypsis baronii 'black petiole'. I purchased several seedlings from Jeff Marcus at www.floribundapalms.com in January of 2012. They vary slightly in color tone and this one has the darkest color.

I was able only to purchase a cheap pH meter for $10 earlier today. The pH reading was 6.

My plants have been grown in my greenhouse. It's overcast today so I was not able to get a light level reading. The greenhouse has acrylic glazing with a light transmission of 84%. The GH temperature ranges from 50 to 85 F.

i think mine's from the same batch as yours, since it looks to be about the same size and was also purchased from floribunda, but i got mine from Perry. mine's been strictly outdoors for the last year and some since i've had it

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Silas_Sancona

Agreed, Agreed ..Outstanding Josh! Wouldn't mind a few seeds in the future myself.

-Nathan

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Jim in Los Altos

Darold, those are really pretty. I bought a few from Jeff last summer and some look pretty promising in their red glory.

Josh, your black stem baronii is a knock out! You should be very proud.

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Josh-O

Thanks Jim :winkie:

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Josh-O

Put me on that seed list Josh! It would be interesting to try those up here.

will do Ben!!!

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trioderob

Josh-

tell me about how long they have stayed black in the ground at your place in san diego

por favor

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Josh-O

Well, it's now 2 going on 3 years. Its grows fairly slow but moves along nicely. This thing is crazy colorful from top to bottom. Talk about eye candy :drool::drool::drool:

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Josh-O

I just realized my last photo was crappy so I'll post some daytime shots soon.

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Hilo Jason

Darold - beautiful palm! I was able to get 2 from Floribunda and mine are snails compared to yours. Probably in poor potting soil. Hopefully one day they will kick in.

Kenny - yeah, the one you got from Perry is a treasure. Perry grew it up very nicely and you scored for being able to buy it from him!

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MattyB

Josh, how dare you derail Triode's thread with straight talk and pictures. Shame on you sir, shame on you.

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Josh-O

Matty- LMAO!!!!!! :floor::floor:

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trioderob

Josh-

what conditions are they growing in ?

what kind of soil ?

did you plant them right into your native soil ?

how much sunlight ?

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Gonzer

Josh-

what conditions are they growing in ?

what kind of soil ?

did you plant them right into your native soil ?

how much sunlight ?

Quit ducking the issue. Show us.

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Alicehunter2000

You ever notice that when you have a big pack of hungry dogs.....one of them steps on something sharp and yelps......all the other dogs jump on and just savage him.....

don't know why this thread gave me this visual image?

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trioderob

screw this

I posted photos of the blackstem on this forum 2 years ago

I followed up last year that it had lost color and did not respond well to my soil losing color and stunted leaf growth

There were other reports that other blackstems had lost color here.

now I post that the soil ph seems to be the major factor and i am thrown to the lions

it should be obvious that i am waiting for summer for it to look better before i post photos

this thread is closed

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Pedro 65

screw this

I posted photos of the blackstem on this forum 2 years ago

I followed up last year that it had lost color and did not respond well to my soil losing color and stunted leaf growth

There were other reports that other blackstems had lost color here.

now I post that the soil ph seems to be the major factor and i am thrown to the lions

it should be obvious that i am waiting for summer for it to look better before i post photos

this thread is closed

Be brave Triode, post a pic and show us your a "Grower" Not just a "Talker" :)

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