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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii in Pots

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Kai
38 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

One month ago I noticed that the undersides of the blades were infested again by spider mites although I had sprayed them daily with water, so I changed my method and dipped the palms into water with Palmolive dish-soap. And it worked excellent: The leaves didn’t suffer any damage at all and the mites died all together after a couple of days.

Very good! I like the fact that these palms will stay at a dippable size.

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Pal Meir

Here again my smallest Tuerckheim baby :wub: just after a bath with Palmolive® dish soap; :greenthumb: since I am using that soap there didn’t appear even one spider mite :evil: …

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Kai
1 hour ago, Pal Meir said:

Here again my smallest Tuerckheim baby :wub: just after a bath with Palmolive® dish soap; :greenthumb: since I am using that soap there didn’t appear even one spider mite :evil: …

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just perfect!

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Palmensammler

Pal,

I'm in love with this palm.... Is there any reliable source for seeds as seedlings aren't available?

I need to ad this to my Chamaedorea collection.

Eckhard

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Pal Meir

Development of 10th leaf of palm N°1504 after 7 and 17 days from a caterpillar into a butterfly:

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Howeadypsis

That is gorgeous

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cristi

Superb, Thank you for sharing this with us. 

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Alcibiades

@Pal Meir

How exactly do you use the Palmolive soap?

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Alcibiades said:

@Pal Meir

How exactly do you use the Palmolive soap?

C. 10 ml Palm(!)olive in 5 l water. :greenthumb:B)

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Alcibiades
On 6/21/2018, 3:50:49, Pal Meir said:

C. 10 ml Palm(!)olive in 5 l water. :greenthumb:B)

Thanks a lot. I will try this out but i will use another soap without palmoil. The company responsible for palmolive got the worst score from Greenpeace in regard to deforestation and the responsible use of palmoil.

https://www.greenpeace.de/sites/www.greenpeace.de/files/publications/20160303_greenpeace_indonesien_palmscorecard.pdf

 

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PalmatierMeg

You could try liquid castille soap. Most of that is made of olive or coconut oil, contains no detergents and is kind to palm leaves.

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Pal Meir

12th leaf of N°1501, still bright green:

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Pal Meir

… and the remaining three palms together after having cleaned all older formerly infested leaves:

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No new infestation by spider mites since the treatment with soap. :greenthumb::)

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Pal Meir

Happy birth… err … germinationday, N°1502!

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Palmensammler

Pal,

this picture drives me crazy. This is one of the palms on top of my wishlist.

Eckhard

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Pal Meir

My three Cham tuercks are still in the same small 8x8xH9 cm plastic pots:

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When dipping N°1501 into the bucket filled with soap water I hurt the then longest leaf a bit … :(

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PalmatierMeg

Pal, those are perfectly grown. What beautiful little palms. I keep all mine outdoors so they end up with a few nicks and scratches.

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palmislandRandy

I planted mine a year & a half ago & so far they are flourishing nicely. These guys are my favorites.

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Palmensammler

Randy, they look perfect. These are one of my favourites too.

Eckhard

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PalmatierMeg
1 hour ago, palmislandRandy said:

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They look great, Randy. I don't dare plant mine.

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Palm Tree Jim

A few of mine.

 

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Pal Meir

When I removed the dried sheath of the 5th leaf I detected this: Did the palm try to flower? :o

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mwardlow

These are mine from Jeff 2.5 years ago as 1 leaf seedlings. They have been in this spot for the entire time. You can see the damage from battling spider mites. Most of them are still holding the original leaf. My two larger ones in the ground on the other side of the house don't have the spider mite problem but the older leaf's dry out faster. Not sure why. Any Idea's on mite control and why the potted one's leaf's look better?

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realarch

Finally, the only one remaining out of three,  is looking great and and ready for a close-up. This one has been outside in a pot for awhile now and so

far has never had any challenges with mites or mealy bugs. Great little palm.

Tim 

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palmislandRandy

They're called "potato chips" because one is not enough................

 

Meg,  As adults they're much more tolerant. These were in the ground 6 years ago, dug up & thrown back into pots for 2 years, then re-planted here at my new house over a year ago. They never skipped a beat. 

 

-Randy

 

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