I was going through old pics and came across this unusual palm I took a photo of at Silver Springs. At first I thought Phoenix Roebelenii, after a closer examination it looks like an old pygmy Butia. It's a sweet looking palm and wanted to share. I would like one for myself now. What do you think?
Hi Everyone. I got these two Butias a year or two ago. They were together in a bag, but not labeled. The grower said that they were an unused one but couldn’t remember the species. It now appears that they are two different ones. Or is the purple colour not an identifying feature? The purple one doesn’t appear to have signs of spines but the green one does. Any ideas on what it could be?
I was up the hill from my house taking photos of the sunset and decided to take a picture of this Butia in my friend's yard. I haven't asked him how old it is and if it was there when he bought the house in 1978. Which Butia is it? Sorry I didn't go around to the backyard to get a better photo including the trunk.
so my butia was in decline along with my other plants this past winter indoors
a combination of insects, overwatering and underwatering
the yellowing started during this time
when it came outside it put out a nice sized leaf but it was yellow as well
after doing some reading here on the forum i found a thread which recommended adding sulphur to the soil
Butia capitata yellowing... posted by County Ag Agent
i have been adding small spoonfuls of sulphur and it has worked to green up the butiathank you!!
a friend bought two foxtail palms this spring but now the spears are too tall to fit at his place
looks like i will be plant sitting these two foxtails!
one spent its summer not too far from me, the other was outside of toronto
it went through some cold temps which we did not get here in toronto recently
so some leaves have gone brown on the one
something i found interesting was out of my two mediterranean fan palms the taller one has a skinny trunk and the shorter one has much more gerth
squirrels wreaked havoc on my seedlings.. i will do a final count when they come inside but there were significant losses
next year i will take precautions to avoid this
here are some pics of the yard
By Brad Mondel
After all of these years I finally got to buy a house with over half an acre and now almost all of the palms are planted.
I am in zone 8a South Carolina above the fall line!
It is a work in progress so don't judge.