By Sabal Steve
This has been a slow grower for me. I planted it from a one gallon that I bought from George Sparkman, six or seven years ago. It’s been pretty durable in the clay soil.
Who else is growing one of these?
Good morning to all, question about my little Bismarckia. Its putting out new fronds and one of my fronds has already opened but the truck out the frond is still short? Will the frond get larger length wise? Is it normal that the new frond has already opened up prematurely? Should the new fronds be larger than the previous ones? Thank you.
Only in 7.5 months!
Mar 11 2019 - Oct 29 2019
I was hoping it would get to the current size in a couple of years, but it took just a little over half a year
It seems dates are perfect for Austin, which happens to have somewhat similar climate and identical solar exposure to the middle east. Also they don't seem to mind the alkaline soil.
By the way this is from a date I ate a few years back
I’ve just planted this licuala sarawakensis out into my garden. I’m in a 9b type climate zone. I planted it under a big Phoenix canariensis in an area that is sheltered between two high walls ( the house on one side and a high boundary wall on the other).
Does anyone have experience growing this species outside the tropics.
A trio of Dypsis hovomantsina are loitering in the back of my garden. Purchased around June 2011, they were in 4- inch pots and soon moved up to larger pots... where they didn’t do much but soak up rain and sun. Eventually they made it to plantable size and went in the ground. (Have to check my records to provide the date. EDIT: July 2014) At last they are showing some great progress, and one is definitely gaining more weight than the others. I wonder how other D. hovos out there are doing? Please post your experiences and photos.
The lower palm is planted in a depression, the one above was just liberated from weed captivity.
This is the largest of the three, planted a short distance to the right. (Metroxylon amicarum behind)
Moi for scale