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topwater

I've been looking for a KO forever, got two last week. 

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topwater

They look way too tropical to hang in my frosty 9b environment, but I'm going to take a leap of faith based on what my central FL friends say. 

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DoomsDave
11 hours ago, topwater said:

They look way too tropical to hang in my frosty 9b environment, but I'm going to take a leap of faith based on what my central FL friends say. 

A lot of prayer and some candles to St. Jude won't hurt, either.

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LUSITANIA/PALMS

My choice is the parajubaea torallyi var.torally. 

Humid climate/atlantic sea

Soil-neutral to acid

Good for cultivate, the kiwis (Actinidia deliciosa)

 

 

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Mohsen

so far my best palm should be my "Howea belmoreana"...is happy here so far and has opened two spears since I plant it 3 months ago...I am waiting for its flowering now :)

anyone knows when I should expect that ?

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enigma99
On 11/8/2016, 2:11:00, enigma99 said:

Tough one! I am going to go with this palm :)

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Didn't even realize it until I saw this picture again but I have a K.O. opening a spear in it and now it's completely open. Missed it :( guess that's what happens when everything is crunched together

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Pando

For me it's gotta be this one. New leaf just opened a week ago. 9+ feet tall.

It has a perpetual red leaf - newest leaf stays red for 6-12 weeks until a new one opens.

Pictures taken this morning:

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BS Man about Palms

Can't limit it to one... and if I'm walking fast, I can't apply Pauleen's true quote as it takes me longer to pronounce some than walk by..lol. Soooo

Not gonna play. :P

BUT, Steve, I like your idea enough to make a modified suggestion. Awww heck, I'll start a thread for it and give you credit..

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realarch

Well.....for the next 12 hours or so. Such a little jewel, always perfect, always beaming, Calyptrocalyx leptostachys. Honest, no photoshop or enhancement whatsoever. 

Tim

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Cocoa Beach Jason
30 minutes ago, realarch said:

Well.....for the next 12 hours or so. Such a little jewel, always perfect, always beaming, Calyptrocalyx leptostachys. Honest, no photoshop or enhancement whatsoever. 

Tim

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Cocoa Beach Jason
On 11/9/2016, 10:34:11, topwater said:

They look way too tropical to hang in my frosty 9b environment, but I'm going to take a leap of faith based on what my central FL friends say. 

I think KO can handle 9B, maybe not forever, but for probably decades barring some 1989-type event. 

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Pando
8 hours ago, realarch said:

Well.....for the next 12 hours or so. Such a little jewel, always perfect, always beaming, Calyptrocalyx leptostachys. Honest, no photoshop or enhancement whatsoever. 

Tim

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Ahhhh, what a beauty.

I tried two (yeah, haha), one even survived a winter. It defoliated but came back the next summer, but it was gone the next winter. These are a big NOPE in SoCal.

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Pal Meir

Not a spectacular species, and also not so rare as my Lytocaryum insigne or L itapebiense, but my first love: :wub:

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The growing conditions at present: 23°C / 50% at my home office yard. :rolleyes:

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Jeff Searle

Sorry, no pictures. But lately for me it's my few Cyrtostachys renda "hybrids". I have them 12-15' and looking ohh so beautiful. Sorry....

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DoomsDave
22 hours ago, Jeff Searle said:

Sorry, no pictures. But lately for me it's my few Cyrtostachys renda "hybrids". I have them 12-15' and looking ohh so beautiful. Sorry....

PICTURES!

Expletive!

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palmfriend
On 2016年11月21日 16:45:54, realarch said:

Well.....for the next 12 hours or so. Such a little jewel, always perfect, always beaming, Calyptrocalyx leptostachys. Honest, no photoshop or enhancement whatsoever. 

Tim

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First thing I did after seeing this one, I checked rps' site immediately.... Unfortunately not available....

Breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for posting!

best regards

 

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realarch

Thanks for the comment, I really can't say enough about this little palm. I've got about 20 of them in the garden, most from seed which are easy to germinate.

You might try Floribunda here in Hawaii, they usually have seedlings available. 

Tim

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palmfriend
7 hours ago, realarch said:

Thanks for the comment, I really can't say enough about this little palm. I've got about 20 of them in the garden, most from seed which are easy to germinate.

You might try Floribunda here in Hawaii, they usually have seedlings available. 

Tim

Thank you very much for your reply! I am currently checking out if floribunda may send seedlings internationally (esp. to Japan) -

personally I think it is possible, but I am wondering if there are any restrictions or delays which may cause damages to the plant

and because of a U$ 300(!) minimum of an international order I would like to know in advance if there are any experiences regarding this matter..

Anyway, thank you very much again for providing this piece of information -

best regards

 

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JPKpalms

Butia x syagrus. This one is going on its third year in ground (with some protection of course). 

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cm05

Right now, my Ravenea rivularis, it's my largest palm, it's nearly as tall as me (including the pot). I expected to keep it as an annual, a nice sized cheap palm to hold me over until my other palms grew larger. But I've grown to love the look, the speed, and just how easy they are to keep happy (knock on wood). And it looks so tropical when the wind blows, instant mood booster.

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kinzyjr

While tempted to go with my Malay Dwarf Coconut, I have to stick with the "kid" that gives me the least amount of trouble.  The largest of my seed grown date palms.  It doesn't require extra attention in the winter, grows like a weed, is now able to set fruit, and at this point, is not suckering like the other 3.

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palmfriend

Huh, I got remembered of this thread by a reaction of another pt-member.

I took a look at the photo I posted then in 2016...

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...and just went out to take another one from exactly the same position...

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Wow, for four years - not bad I would say! ;)

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Yes, Alexander palms are definitely doing very well over here.

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

 

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Pal Meir

Inspired by @palmfriend’s post I add mine, showing my L weddellianum N°1301 also almost 4 years later, still in the same (!) now small looking double-pot:

On 11/21/2016 at 7:02 PM, Pal Meir said:

Not a spectacular species, and also not so rare as my Lytocaryum insigne or L itapebiense, but my first love: :wub:

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The growing conditions at present: 23°C / 50% at my home office yard. :rolleyes:

And today: :o

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TikiRick

My Hydriastele (Gulubia) costata!

Fruiting now. 
 

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sonoranfans

For today, satakentia luikensis is a palm I enjoy gazing on.  The heavy rains seem to have made them very happy.  This palm was from Ken Johnson (1 of 2), planted august 2019.  Seems like it barely missed a beat.

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rprimbs

I know it's a common palm but I really like our Bismarkia.    I never got around to running water to it, but it doesn't seem to mind.  It is totally xeric, and it is starting to get a little size.  It is just big, blue silver, and cool.

 

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DoomsDave
On 11/7/2016 at 11:55 AM, 5150cycad said:

Beccariophoenix Alfredii

I will eventually need to move this palm. It is a very steady grower and pushes about 3-4 leaves a year. 

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So did you move it?

How'd it go?

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John hovancsek

I am not sure what kind of salacca this is but it looks like a dwarf magnifica. It is starting to cluster and shoot these runners out that you can make other plants from

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tacobender

My favorite is lantania lontaroides, always looks great. Even after severe storms.  Wish I planted alot more of them years ago.

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GottmitAlex

My favorite is the golden malayan coco. 

 

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palmsOrl
On 9/26/2020 at 7:00 AM, TikiRick said:

My Hydriastele (Gulubia) costata!

Fruiting now. 
 

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I think this one is worth seeing twice.  One of my favorites.  Top 50 for sure.  Beautiful palm Rick, thank you for sharing.

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James760

I love them all! But lately I've been feeling my Brahea Edulis. Super common i know. Its been my most rigorous grower & has pumped out a ton of leaves this season.  Positive I'll have another favorite next year :D

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John hovancsek

Today, hydriastele beguinii . It was put 8n as a small 4in pot 

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WaianaeCrider

Gotta be my Pseudophoenix vinifera

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krishnaraoji88
3 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

Gotta be my Pseudophoenix vinifera

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How old is it? Very pretty!

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WaianaeCrider
22 hours ago, krishnaraoji88 said:

How old is it? Very pretty!

I'm guessing about 16 years in the ground.  Most likely planted as a 1 gal plant.  Mahalo.  The bees love it when if flowers.

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Jeff985
On 11/9/2016 at 9:25 PM, topwater said:

I've been looking for a KO forever, got two last week. 

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Did these survive the 2018 freeze?

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topwater

Yes, because they are still potted. I need to make a real estate transaction before I can plant them :(

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96720

I think I would have to say my royal is my favorite because it’s a very tropical palm to grow in Phoenix and at the end of the hottest summer ever blowing away heat records we’re in our 132 day of 100 or better degree days this year and it looks unfaised.

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