Does anyone have any success with this palm in a greenhouse or indoor setting? What about any pictures of it growing near you, if you have it in your area?
My wife and I were walking around the resort where we are staying at in Bermuda, when we came across this Phoenix. Looks to be a hybrid (I think)... They trimmed it to only grow as one palm, but the base showed many pups that were chopped. Is this just a Reclinata or Roebelenii x Reclinata? Something else? Either way, it is a beautiful palm and likes it’s look a lot!
Thanks for any insight on this palm identification.
Saw an interesting multi trunk Phoenix today in Destin. Must be a hybrid of some kind. My guess is Phoenix Canariensis and Phoenix Roebelenii hybrid. What say you!
It was seeding too, so took a few and will try to germinate them.
Whenever I am somewhere where two Sabal species ranges intersect, I never seem to see any hybrids. For example, In South Carolina I will see Sabal palmetto with a bunch of Sabal minor at the base (and younger palmetto) but never see any hybrids. Do hybrids rarely happen? I would assume Sabals in habitats that intersected with one another would be a genetic mess, even though it is not really. Does anyone grow any Sabal hybrids or seen them happen? I am confused about the whole hybrid thing when it comes to palms. Sorry if this is a dumb question.
I was looking at the new flushes on my Encephalartos arenarius x woodii as they near there full size and realizing how much this cycad has grown since I planted it. I searched for photos of when I got the plant as a 15 gallon and found the one below pictured still in the pot. The photo was February 2011 and I planted it within weeks of the photo being taken. 7 years later one of the pups would dwarf the caudex of the original 15 gallon plant. The third pup is now flushing 5 leaves, while the larger pup has pushed somewhere in the high teens of new leaves. I'm optimistic that I'll actually live to see this be a large cycad at this rate. Chalk one up for hybrid vigor !