G'day all, just wondering what people think about the little coconut I've got as against the big one. The big one is a golden Malay dwarf, they are quite common in northern Western Australia and mine started out about the same size as the small one I have, I planted it 8 years ago now. The small one I bought about 3 years ago, does anyone think it may be a different variety? The reason I ask is that it is much slower growing than the large one, it is also much greener, the large one has a yellow stem to each frond and always has done even when it was small whereas the small palm has a green stem. The small one has never really been looked after over winters as against the big one which has always been protected in some way, up until this winter, yet the small one always seems to sail through winter almost unscathed. The small one I bought from a backyard nursery in the next suburb across from mine, they have lots of tropical plants they sell regularly but I don't know where they get their stock from. Anyway, curious to know what anyone thinks, any opinions are appreciated, cheers.
2 pics of the small palm and 1 pic of the large palm for comparison.
By Adam Halford
Hi I was wondering if anyone can help. I grew some washingtonia robustas from seed and were all doing really well.. I’m using a mix of fine seed compost, coco cour and perlite. All were doing fine but over the last couple of weeks they are now shrivelling and loosing colour. They are around 18 months old and have been kept in a conservatory during winter and outside in the summer in the UK. I repotted yesterday as roots were coming out the pots. Any help would be appreciated
By Yunder Wækraus
Saw this on a FB group devoted to our old neighborhood
So I remeber hearing someone say in a video that Immokalee does not have a good climate for more tender palms, I looked around on Google Maps on Streetview and saw these coconuts. Some look fine while others look horrible. I am kind of confused about this towns climate. Does it get a freeze every few years from being so far inland? What type of stuff would be the limit of what would survive there long term?
Hate to be the bearer of palmy atrocities but this ones the last straw... Went outside to see my neighbors hired some cheap ‘arborist’ lawn company to ‘trim’ their palms. All of the palms look terrible now, including a Mn deficient Queen that needed every leaf it could get.. they also severely trimmed the most robust queen down to almost nothing, which might push it like its neighbor into decline or Mn deficiency. Coconuts look abused. Makes me mad! Wish i could get SoFl lawn co’s to stop this listless practice, let alone c h a r g e for it.
over and out, Rd003