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Filifera Update 3.5 years old

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Axel Amsterdam

here are the small ones one year later. They were found under some large pure filiferas in spain. Im not sure if they are pure since there were robustas around. The petioles are nearly thornless.

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Axel Amsterdam

and one year later. The fronds are getting more costapalmate and the overall look is filiferous. They were not proctected against winterrains.

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Axel Amsterdam

and another one from the seeds i found under large filiferas a couple of years ago. This is promising as i think it looks quite pure.

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Axel Amsterdam

These are young trees that grew from seeds of true filifera. The seed source is the same as my plants. What do you say, true or hybrid? 

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Axel Amsterdam

fronds of the large filifera parent trees

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UK_Palms

The younger ones look like pure Filifera's. You probably won't know for sure for another few years though. They could be hybrids, but you won't know until they start trunking more. Obviously the shape of the trunk, and how skinny it is, will be the main giveaway in the years to come. I reckon it will stay fat and compact though, like a Filifera.

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SailorBold

Update!  Trunks are getting bigger..still going strong... after being knocked back last winter..

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Axel Amsterdam

An update on the filifera i planted in 2016. Its developing crazy long near toothless petioles.

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SailorBold
12 minutes ago, Axel Amsterdam said:

An update on the filifera i planted in 2016. Its developing crazy long near toothless petioles.

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Mine is doing that too.. well.. the petioles are long but the spines are becoming less and less. Nowhere near spineless.. but here is a pic.. anytime i trim it tho.. geesh.. I end up losing some amount of blood. Lol

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Axel Amsterdam
9 hours ago, SailorBold said:

Update!  Trunks are getting bigger..still going strong... after being knocked back last winter..

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Are these all new 2019 fronds? It looks great

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TexasColdHardyPalms
On 9/14/2019 at 4:25 PM, Axel Amsterdam said:

An update on the filifera i planted in 2016. Its developing crazy long near toothless petioles.

 

That's because it appears to be in heavy shade. These need full sun, especially in your latitude or will stretch out like that.

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Axel Amsterdam

you’re right, i will remove the cordyline for more light

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SailorBold
On 9/15/2019 at 12:12 AM, Axel Amsterdam said:

Are these all new 2019 fronds? It looks great

Yes.. everything was trimmed off.. even though some of the petioles stayed green through the winter. Almost 100% recovery.. but should be growing pretty strong for the next 2-3 months. 

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