Hello, I was wondering if the color of the stem at seedling size can identify which characteristics the palm will have (filifera or robusta)
you can see mine is almost entirely green but with a slight hue of red, where as some of my others are clearly red
Two of my top of the list plants in the garden are in close proximity and this spring it has been a race between them and I know what I want to happen. Above we have the Dypsis prestoniana pushing out an ever larger flower spathe which will eventually open and rain down seeds. Below is one of my favorite Encephalartos in the garden which has been pushing out a flush. I want the flush hardened off before the flower spathe opens in the middle of the night and drops the sheath on it. I think I'm ok on the seeds raining down much later, as the flush will most certainly be hardened off by then. I've been tracking the pair for a while now, with 3 photos roughly a week apart of the cycad flush and the inflo shot of the Dypsis prestoniana showing overhead photographed last night... which will win?
Ever have a pair of favorites competing with one potentially dropping something on the other?
I was fortunate enough to grab some mule palms from Moultrie Palms in St. Augustine a few weeks back.
Since I knew a bit about palms (thanks to palmtalk), Frank & Elaine showed my wife and I around the rest of the grounds and the work he was doing.
He had his mules all over but in the special section of his squirrel cage, he had butia x jubeas as well as a dozen of these butia x jubea x schizophylla in which he let us take one of them.
If I recall correctly, he used the seeds from a butia x jubea and pollinated them with a syagrus schizophylla. I could be wrong about the hybridization process but I think that was what he said. He also made sure I understood he has no idea how this palm will turn out or which set of genetics will end up being the most prominent.
But I thought it was pretty cool and figured people here would be interested in following the progress of this hybrid as the years go by.
It's going to stay potted for now but enough of me talking... here are some pics.
Does anyone know what the overall growth rate of W filibusta is and how it compares to Filifera and robusta?
I have an offspring of my OP Zamia variegata 'Heavy Yellow' female cycad for sale. It is approximately 3 years old with a 2"+ caudex and is in a 3g pot. The father could be any one of my Zamia sp/hyb male cycads. Zamias aren't as cold hardy as some genera of cycad but I've found them easy to grow and not prone to pests as are some genera. This is the only 3g cycad I will have for sale. See breakdown below:
Zamia variegata OP hybrid: $25.00
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