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Pal Meir

Please post pics of your potted Syagrus weddelliana 1916 :greenthumb: (= Microcoelum weddellianum 1956 = Lytocaryum weddellianum 1944 = Cocos weddelliana 1871)! — At present I have only three year young S weddelliana (of course all grown up from seed), because my (hundreds upon hundreds) older ones didn’t like my several world trips and other journeys … :(:violin: — But at first I’ll post the oldest pic of a Cocos weddelliana WENDL. from 1871, and then a photo of my “working” place as it looks like today: :D

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sashaeffer

Took two pics from different angles since they don't always photograph well. This palm I bought from Floribunda.

 

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Pal Meir

These two Lytos were kept as bonsai in the same tiny 8×9cm clay pots on window sills all the years since their germination:

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Howeadypsis

So what name we using? Syagrus,Cocos, Lytocarium,Fred? ;)

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Howeadypsis

I want one! :)

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Pal Meir
11 minutes ago, Howeadypsis said:

I want one! :)

I need them all for my daily strolls: :P

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Howeadypsis

Beautiful elegant palms for indoors 

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benko

I love this Palm. It is one of my favourites, here is mine. This Palm lives on my kitchen window sill behind a blind, it doesn't stop growing! :D

 

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Pal Meir
6 minutes ago, benko said:

I love this Palm. It is one of my favourites, here is mine. This Palm lives on my kitchen window sill behind a blind, it doesn't stop growing! :D

Nice palm! :greenthumb: Did you grow it from seed? If so, how old is it?

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benko
12 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

Nice palm! :greenthumb: Did you grow it from seed? If so, how old is it?

Hi Pal, thank you. I did not grow it from seed, I only purchased it in December and it has grown quite a bit since, how old do you think it was? Pic below December 2015.

I am yet to grow my first palm from seed, it is something I would love to do but space is a problem in my small apartment! 

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Pal Meir
16 minutes ago, benko said:

Hi Pal, thank you. I did not grow it from seed, I only purchased it in December and it has grown quite a bit since, how old do you think it was? Pic below December 2015.

I am yet to grow my first palm from seed, it is something I would love to do but space is a problem in my small apartment! 

It is hard to guess how old it might be. The growth depends on many conditions. If you look at my palms around my working place above you will find bonsai sized mini palms and some taller ones, up to more than 1 m (front left), all of the same age (3 years). I have posted a couple pics on Flickr which document the growth of the Lyto weddell I have grown up in 2013:

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Pal Meir

These 3 Lyto weddell were exactly 2 years old (since germination from seed), but had very different growth rates. They were potted in 12x12cm clay pots.

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Pal Meir

And even as tiny seedlings with only 3 leaves they are looking very »palmy« (in 8x8x9cm plastic pot & 8x9cm clay pot):

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Kai

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This is my favorite (indoor) palm ever since I was a kid. 

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Howeadypsis
20 minutes ago, Kai said:

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This is my favorite (indoor) palm ever since I was a kid. 

Beautiful palm.  Quick grower too! 

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Kai

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Got this picture from a brazilian friend. This picture really shows the true beauty of the species.

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Kai said:

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Got this picture from a brazilian friend. This picture really shows the true beauty of the species.

Oh, I’m falling in love again … :wub:

Where (in which state of BR) does your friend live?

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Kai
27 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

Oh, I’m falling in love again … :wub:

Where (in which state of BR) does your friend live?

São Paulo Pal. The perfect climate for this species.

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Pal Meir
19 minutes ago, Kai said:

São Paulo Pal. The perfect climate for this species.

… and the home of L hoehnei. ;)

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Kai

Yes correct Pal.

Hoehnei is proving itself as a very suitable indoor potted plant in my living room. Growing vigorously and faster than weddellianum. I feel the 1 gallon size hoehnei will be larger than the 3 gallon size weddellianum in maybe 2 or 3 years.

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Kai said:

Yes correct Pal.

Hoehnei is proving itself as a very suitable indoor potted plant in my living room. Growing vigorously and faster than weddellianum. I feel the 1 gallon size hoehnei will be larger than the 3 gallon size weddellianum in maybe 2 or 3 years.

That is the problem with my L insigne: They are getting too tall for indoors … :mellow:

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Kai

Don't worry. I have room for them :D

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Howeadypsis
49 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

That is the problem with my L insigne: They are getting too tall for indoors … :mellow:

Trim the roots, keep them small

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Howeadypsis said:

Trim the roots, keep them small

Hmm, Lytos are no Phoenix palms … :indifferent:

The coconutty silhouette of Lyto twins at my working place (so that I always can imagine I were on a strand under coconut palms): :greenthumb::D

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Kai

It's a miniature double coconut!

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Pal Meir

And this is the biggest of my Lyto weddells born, er … germinated in 2013, today exactly 3 years and 3 months young, the latest fronts over 1 m long: :wub:

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Pal Meir

This one is of the same age and also a beauty: :wub:

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Pal Meir

The same palms N°1301 & 1302 nearly 3 years ago:

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Kai

Lovely Pal! I have seedlings of about that size right now. Let's see if I can get them that nice in just three years...

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Howeadypsis

They are beauties 

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Pal Meir

Summer’s coming: B)

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Pal Meir

Enjoying a German summer (:blink:) evening relaxing under the canopy of a Double Coconut … B)

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Kai

I can't imagine anything better. Oh wait! I can! Enjoying the Lyto's together with a good Islay on a warm west European evening. Cheers!

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Pal Meir

The old pot (Ø14.8×H17.4 cm) became a little too tight, so I gave the palm a new one (inside 18×18×H23cm): :)

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(The outer pot of the same size I am using as saucer.)

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Monòver

It is always a pleasure to see palms with those healthy roots.

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Pal Meir
51 minutes ago, Monòver said:

It is always a pleasure to see palms with those healthy roots.

… and no transplantation shock: :D

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Pal Meir

No setback since repotting 3 days ago:

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And here it stands in its new pot together with other siblings at my working place: :D

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Laaz

Pal is a bad influence....  :o

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Laaz

Picked up a Lytocaryum weddellianum & hoehnei.

 

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