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Dypsis basilonga

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comic097

Very cool Bill :greenthumb:

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Moose

Another Dypsis of Doom in the Mooseland. :violin:

Never made it out of the container :angry:

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Matt in OC

One of my favorites. Mine in pots have been fine but haven’t found the right spot yet to plant out. 

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John hovancsek

Such a stunning palm in person. Thanks for all the great stuff the other day

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realarch

Yup, stellar palm! Pretty fast growing as well, which is an added perk.

Tim

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MKIVRYAN

Beautiful. Love that color! 

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Hilo Jason

Very nice, such an incredible palm!

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Tracy
On 5/28/2018 at 3:57 PM, Matt in OC said:

One of my favorites. Mine in pots have been fine but haven’t found the right spot yet to plant out. 

So Matt have you found a place for yours yet?  I put two into my garden and they seem to be adapting well.  Both were 3 gallons and small when I got mine.  2 years 1 month in the ground from that 3 gallon pot and it's a totally different looking plant now.  You can actually see it's a Dypsis basilonga now.

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Matt in OC

Mine are doing well, probably helped it’s been pretty cool. I planted them in full sun around Easter and they’re plugging away (two tallest spears). 

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Hilo Jason

Thanks for bumping this thread Tracy. I just took these photos of one of mine yesterday as it was really standing out to me. 

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Mr Rare

What is the best growing environment for this species?

How much sun do they desire?

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Tracy
On 7/7/2019 at 1:21 PM, Mr Rare said:

What is the best growing environment for this species?

How much sun do they desire?

Since no one else has stepped up with recommendations, I will share what is working for me.  Mine get summer mid-day sun for a couple of hours but filtered light most of the rest of the day, and full winter shade here in Leucadia.  Might they do better with more sun, I don't know but they definitely aren't burning with what I'm giving them.  My soil is very sandy so it's very well draining.  Hopefully some others can share regarding the "best growing enviornment" as opposed to just what they have tried and is working. 

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Dypsisdean

I've been meaning to add to this topic for a while now - finally got around to getting a pic of this guy - one of my favs.

It is in full time shade but still looks very nice. Hard to get a good pic, but you can get an idea. In person, it is a real keeper.

Notice the long basal leaves from which it gets its name.

 

 

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Hilo Jason

Dean - wow!!  That looks really nice!  Thanks for posting a picture of it. 

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realarch

Really....Wow! So that's what they’re supposed to look like. That's awesome Dean.

Tim

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Hilo Jason

Here are  a couple of Dypsis Basilonga photos from habitat.  I took these photos on Mt. Vatovavy in Madagascar.  If my memory is correct, the top of Mt Vatovavy is about 1,700 feet above sea level.  Dypsis Basilonga didn't show up until almost the top of the mountain.  I would say within 100-200 feet of the top, all of the sudden they were there and could then be seen growing from there up to the top.  

Mt Vatovavy:

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Growing in full sun, on the top of the mountain, you can see how much more compact they are compared to the ones growing in the shade of the forest. 

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John hovancsek

Supper cool Jason.  Wish 8 could travel but I can't even make the garden tours on the big island 

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GottmitAlex

Whoah! Madagascar is definately prehistoric by its separation from the mainland (little to no human intervention).  I wonder how many more species of palms exist over there which have not been discovered.  

I betcha there are plenty.  Even today, Madagascar seems like King Kongs'  island. 

 

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realarch

D. basilonga, what a special palm. Thanks for the photos Jason. 

Tim

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joe_OC
On 8/20/2019 at 1:09 PM, Hilo Jason said:

Here are  a couple of Dypsis Basilonga photos from habitat.  I took these photos on Mt. Vatovavy in Madagascar.  If my memory is correct, the top of Mt Vatovavy is about 1,700 feet above sea level.  Dypsis Basilonga didn't show up until almost the top of the mountain.  I would say within 100-200 feet of the top, all of the sudden they were there and could then be seen growing from there up to the top.  

Mt Vatovavy:

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Growing in full sun, on the top of the mountain, you can see how much more compact they are compared to the ones growing in the shade of the forest. 

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You can see 2nd to the last pic how much they compact once they are above the canopy.  The growth rings compressed substantially.  

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