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Mohsen

With the permission of Forum admins , I would like to open this page . I know I am newbie and armature in experience and knowledge compare to the others here but I want to bring all my palms ( only few I have in pots or ground ) and will update them so I could track my progress and I might look back  learn from my mistakes...

Of course I will appreciate any comments as well :)

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Mohsen

my "Dypsis decaryi" , keep it as houseplant inside but will bring it out and eventually in ground:

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Mohsen

my Livistona chinensis , keep it as houseplant inside...this pic is 3 weeks old...the new front is open now :)

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doranakandawatta

Welcome on Palmtalk, Mohsen, I am sure you'll join IPS soon.

And certainly your Dypsis and your Livistona  you show us will appreciate being in a garden.
I am almost ignorant about Sydney's climate but other Palmtalk friends will help you. :)

 

 

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Mohsen

Thanks Philippe ... I have already been receiving help and good advises ...great Forum , I am glad I am here ...I have another Livistona in  garden but my wife likes this as a houseplant at least before it becomes bigger ... I will put Dypsis in garden...just searching a good location ....

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Mohsen

Re potting day : My small Kentia and Majesty Palms

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Mohsen

Today I went to Palmland, the only nursuery in Sydney only selling palms ...

I bought one "chamaedorea atrovirens" which I intend to keep inside and one "Trachycarpus fortunei" which will keep outdoor and will plant in ground when I find a suitable place...

I wanted to buy others like "Licuala elegans" , "Licuala ramsayi ","Butia capitata" ( which I dont know why was green ) and "Beccariophoenix alfredii" but they were extremely expensive ( more than $130.00) for the smallest size :(

 

 

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Pip

Beccariophoenix alfredii isn't very common yet, so I'd expect nurseries to sell them for premium prices. I have a few sprouts potted up and waiting for more seeds to germinate I bought seed from Rare Palm Seeds. If you buy small packets then they sail through quarantine but if you buy commercial quantities you'll wait up to three months for the seed to reach you. 

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Mohsen

Beccariophoenix alfredii isn't very common yet, so I'd expect nurseries to sell them for premium prices. I have a few sprouts potted up and waiting for more seeds to germinate I bought seed from Rare Palm Seeds. If you buy small packets then they sail through quarantine but if you buy commercial quantities you'll wait up to three months for the seed to reach you. 

thanks Pip

how many seeds and how much cost you ? How long did it take to get them to you?they look great palms .

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Pal Meir

Different to Tr. wagnerianus its sister Tr. fortunei doesn’t like wind. Give it a wind protected corner in your garden. – I gave away last May these two 12 years old Tr. fortunei because their leaves were destroyed last winter by the stormy weather here. :violin:

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Mohsen

I have cleaned my driveway and now I might be able some palms there, it gets full sun, what is your best suggestion which types I plant?

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Mohsen

my Lepidozamia is having new fronds :)

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Mohsen

planting a Archontophoenix alexandrae in driveway after separating...I hope the separated ones survive in pot ...

 

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Mohsen

After separation :

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Mohsen

Finally Big one planted in driveway ( Garden) :)

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Kennybenjamin

Those Alex palms will be just fine, make sure you keep the water up to them. 

If you want beccariophienix alfreidii , Licuala elegans etc at a decent price I will help you with that. 

Ben ( Palms For Brisbane )

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Mohsen

Those Alex palms will be just fine, make sure you keep the water up to them. 

If you want beccariophienix alfreidii , Licuala elegans etc at a decent price I will help you with that. 

Ben ( Palms For Brisbane )

Thanks Ben

I am preparing a list and will let you have it by email soon.

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Pal Meir

Finally Big one planted in driveway ( Garden) :)

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As Kennybenjamin said, Archontophoenix needs lots of water, even in much cooler Germany we watered it regularly:

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Pip

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I planted this clump of  Archontopheonix alexandrea when I was 14. I would water them by hand every day after school during warm/hot/scorching  weather. They have to make do with much less now. Luckily Dad likes to keep his lawn green.

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Pal Meir

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I planted this clump of  Archontopheonix alexandrea when I was 14. I would water them by hand every day after school during warm/hot/scorching  weather. They have to make do with much less now. Luckily Dad likes to keep his lawn green.

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Mohsen

my Chamaedorea Elegans is having new leaves :)

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gtsteve

Mohsen, you can plant fast growing things like hakea, grevillea and Murraya to protect your young palms outside until they are big enough.

Then just pull them out when not needed. PM sent.

Steve

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Mohsen

Thanks Liz & Steve for the suggestion

Are they going to be easily removed?

I have already 2 hakea I guess which I plant one small Alexandra between ...I also thought they would take all the soil resources as well so will give tough competition to the small palms ?!

Mohsen

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gtsteve

I don't know about Murraya but natives are not heavy feeders. They are adapted to poor soil usually.

They will give more benefit through shade and protection than competition. 

a sprinkling of 'blood and bone' occasionally will keep the nutrients up to the palms

Removal? They vary, some are tougher than others, you can sometimes pull them out by hand,

and sometimes you need a maddock and saw.   

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Mohsen

I thought "Livistona chinensis" is very slow grower but this one grows noticeable as a houseplant :

first pic 2 month ago,  other 2 pics  now :

 

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Pal Meir

I thought "Livistona chinensis" is very slow grower but this one grows noticeable as a houseplant :

first pic 2 month ago,  other 2 pics  now :

The leaves get bigger very quick, but it takes much time till it grows a trunk.

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Mohsen

my neighbor kindly gave me two palms which he dragged out from garden yesterday ( and probably killed them anyway as the root was not covered since yesterday) I re-pot them temporarily and  water with seaweed solution...one I think is Archontophoenix cunninghamiana or Alexandre  but not sure about the others , I hope it is not "Syagrus romanzoffiana" :(

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Palms4Steve

It does look like a syagrus 

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gtsteve

Yep sure does. And you can tell if the other one is a Bangalow or a Alex by looking under the leaf,

the bangalow looks the same as the top, but the alex is more silvery gray underneath.

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Phoenikakias

Bangalow palms have little fuz running longitudinally accross the  underside of the leaflets. There are varieties of Trachycarpus fortunei with very soft segments and thus leaves very intolerant to wind and other varieties with much more rigid leaves.;

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Mohsen

Just visited Steve's nice garden and he gave me few nice seedlings and seeds ... really appreciate it Steve, it was a great tour , you have beautiful garden with many fantastic species  :)

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Mohsen

I jus noticed today something is behind the leaves of my Kentia ? What is it ? Insects, Fungus ?i wiped them but not sure if they will come back again ?

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Brad Mondel

Mealybugs. Wipe them off with a moist paper towel or spray with insecticide. 

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Mohsen

Update on my Bizzie , second frond is opening ...I expect they get longer but they are very compact so far...probably I need to give its time ...

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Mohsen

Thanks to Steve who kindly gave me this beautiful  "Rhopalostylis sapida" ...it has an interesting stem...it seems it has an attached twin  ?!,,,

Is this normal? will it thrive here in Sydney ?How can I tell which type I have as it seems we have  more than one type of "Rhopalostylis sapida  " ?

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Pal Meir
25 minutes ago, Mohsen said:

Thanks to Steve who kindly gave me this beautiful  "Rhopalostylis sapida" ...it has an interesting stem...it seems it has an attached twin  ?!,,,

Is this normal? will it thrive here in Sydney ?How can I tell which type I have as it seems we have  more than one type of "Rhopalostylis sapida  " ?

I can’t detect on your photo a second spear or something similar … :huh: ???

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Mohsen

Thanks Pal, there is no second spear ( yet?) but two leaves joined the stem in irregular shape ( arrowed) ?

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Mohsen said:

Thanks Pal, there is no second spear ( yet?) but two leaves joined the stem in irregular shape ( arrowed) ?

Rhopalostylis seedlings grow at first like Sabal at a slant downwards, so they look asymmetrical. There are some older threads with photos of seedlings.

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