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It is hot in Balconia Germanica: 37°C/99°F with dry winds …

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(On that photo only three Lytocaryum spp. B) and two other genera visible.)

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Pal Meir

Ouch! :crying:

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After a stormy night: :bemused:

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Pal Meir

N°1401 has very wide leaflets, up to 25 mm (Noblick 2017, p. 116 »0.9–1.5 cm«)

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And the very slender N°1408 is pushing its 15th leaf; it has very thin petioles, only 6.5x5 mm, but the width of the leaflets reaches with 18 mm also more than 1.5 cm.

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Pal Meir

And now – quite windy – after a stormy night: 

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N°1408 in a more protected position:

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Pal Meir

In spite of having lost the whole frond #15 :bemused: palm N°1401 is healthily pushing a new leaf, too: :)

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Pal Meir

The rachis of leaf #15 was not directly broken by the storm but cut by the sharp petiole of leaf #13 during the storm: :bemused:

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Pal Meir
On 1.8.2017, 05:11:11, Mohsen said:

 

Sorry Pal, I have been very busy lately...

first picture is the 2 ones look happier but not growing ( or at least I cant tell) :

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This one is the twin one :

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This one is another one , the 2nd worst after the twins:

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the soil is 40% Seramis + 60% premium potting mix and I didn't notice any wetness in them...

they are in the shade house ( small green house) outside...could see low to 4-5c but not colder

waiting for the diagnosis Dr Meir ;) 

Hello @Mohsen, sorry about your Black Sunday disaster. :bemused:

But are your (supposed) Lytocaryum insigne seedlings still okay? Could you post new pics? :interesting:

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Pal Meir

After another (still) stormy day :angry: I had to cut the remaining older fronds of N°1401: :bemused:

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Also one of the very thin petioles of N°1408 with its long heavy fronds got damaged during the former storm; the part near the meristem which was still soft and not yet hardened got brutally split:crying:

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Jamesasb

1401 looks really nice Pal. i have been very careful to keep 1402 out of any wind  for this reason

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Pal Meir
6 minutes ago, Jamesasb said:

1401 looks really nice Pal. i have been very careful to keep 1402 out of any wind  for this reason

The new fronds are looking very nice, but they are relatively stiff and heavy, in contrast to the fronds of L weddellianum which didn't show any damage after the storms this month (N°1301, 02, 03, and 08 are on the balcony, too).

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inflorescence opened up

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Pal Meir
5 hours ago, knell said:

inflorescence opened up

Could you post a pic of the whole palm?

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N°1401 after having lost all older fronds:

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At present 14°C, but the nights getting quite chilly:

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Pal Meir

N°1401 pushing 21st leaf:

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Pal Meir

Dusk after a mild sunny day in November at 51°28’N:

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On the left Lytocaryum weddellianum N°1301 (*2013-04-01).

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New leaves of the slender N°1408:

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Pal Meir

It’s time to bring them indoors, at least during the nights:

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Pal Meir

In contrast to L weddellianum the roots of L insigne spread horizontally:

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Neil C

Your documenting of palm features is unsurpassed on this forum!!! Bravo

Regards Neil

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Pal Meir

For comparison, the roots of L weddellianum tend to grow vertically:

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1 minute ago, Pal Meir said:

For comparison, the roots of L weddellianum tend to grow vertically:

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Looks like it's starting to trunk Pal! I think you can expect flowers soon!

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Pal Meir
2 minutes ago, Kai said:

Looks like it's starting to trunk Pal! I think you can expect flowers soon!

L weddell N°1301, 03, 08 and L insigne N°1401 are already trunking, but I can’t see any signs of inflo … :drool:

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Pal Meir

Pushing new spear under a 50 Watt halogen reading lamp:

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Ilovepalm

This is my one-year seedling Lytocaryum Weddellianum. Height +20cm.

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Pal Meir

Happy germination day, N°1401! Today five years old, still in the same pot since August 2016:

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And two years ago:

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And in 2015 and 2016:

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Enjoying full sun and temps of 17°C (shade) in Balconia Germanica:

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Kai
1 hour ago, Pal Meir said:

Enjoying full sun and temps of 17°C (shade) in Balconia Germanica:

 

Halfway february... :bemused:

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And what is here emerging? :o

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5 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

And what is here emerging? :o

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Wait...you mean...:yay:

Please please please collect me some pollen?

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Pal Meir
2 hours ago, Kai said:

Wait...you mean...:yay:

Please please please collect me some pollen?

Oh no! I must disappoint you, it’s only the spear of the 23rd leaf …

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Kai

Oh well, all in good time. Maybe my own insignes will beat yours to it :rolleyes:

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Pal Meir

No comment from Balconia Germanica … B)

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