A biig thanks for @Matty B for showing us in California what is possible. Maybe he will chime in and reveal his sorcery…. I mean growing experiences.
Not wanting to hijack Bubba’s Satekentia in California post. I hope other growers in other non-tropical localities share their experiences and pictures.
My experience so far…
In January Winter of 2016 / 2017 I bought 2 small, yellowish one gallon Satekentia from KW Palms & Cycads in Lake Elsinore. The two palms were small and cheap so why not
Then in July of 2018 I was reading a post in PT. Matty B stated that his Satakentia seemed like it could take more sun than he had thought at first. I then decided to move one of my plants out from under shade cloth into full direct Vista sun. I checked on it carefully throughout that day. Then after four days I pulled the other one out into full sun. They thrived in full exposure!
In September, I decided to just plant them out.
1. I have no greenhouse
2. I am ADD
3. They’re still alive!
This picture is of them starting their first winter in ground December 2018
Twin spear leaves of Satakentia liukiuensis. This palm is often seen with two spears. As the older spear opens, the other holds until until the next spear catches up.
Some decent coloring found on the crown shaft.