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Rickybobby

Here’s a pic of my 5 gallon queen palm. Why do the fronds sag halfway? This this thing is growing it’s happy. It’s gotten rain irrigation but why do there fronds droop the way they do?

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Palmaceae

Actually don't think that is a queen palm, looks like a Royal (Roystonea) to me. Look at the base and how the leaflets are not in different planes off the rachis like a queen palm would be.

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Rickybobby
14 minutes ago, Palmaceae said:

Actually that is not a queen palm, looks like a Royal to me. Look at the base and how the leaflets are not in different planes off the rachis.

Really? I’m not disappointed. The day I had to pick my palms up. (Midmay) the nursery has them all lined up I wondered at the colour of the base being green and I thought maybe queens looked light brownish ?

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Rickybobby
18 minutes ago, Palmaceae said:

Actually don't think that is a queen palm, looks like a Royal (Roystonea) to me. Look at the base and how the leaflets are not in different planes off the rachis like a queen palm would be.

Just looked back at the nursery website. Holy crap I may have grabbed the wrong palm. I remember he showed me young queens and I was like shoot maybe I shouldn’t have ordered one. It didn’t looks great at all and when I clicked on 3 gallon Royal Palm man that’s mine. Any other opinions I’m glad I posted never the less 

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Mangosteen

Downside might be that a Queen might be a little more cold tolerant than a Royal.

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Jim in Los Altos
31 minutes ago, Mangosteen said:

Downside might be that a Queen might be a little more cold tolerant than a Royal.

Queens are indeed considerably more cold tolerant as well as able to endure really long cool periods than Roystonea. Overall though, the Roystonea is prettier. They LOVE heat and lots of water! 

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Rickybobby

So this is a pleasant surprise thanks everyone. The day I picked up my palms a young girl was there and was learning. Next time I go I will mention the mistake I’m still keeping it lol

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Rickybobby

We really enjoy the said royal palm next to my daughters water play table. Hopefully we get a few good years from it before it becomes too big. Has anyone raised a palm and then donated them to nursery’s or like our local palm guy who then rents them out or sells them ? 

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gtsteve

We have guerilla planted a few palms i.e. planted them like a cuckoo plants eggs, for someone else to unknowingly raise..  

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Mangosteen
18 hours ago, Rickybobby said:

We really enjoy the said royal palm next to my daughters water play table. Hopefully we get a few good years from it before it becomes too big. Has anyone raised a palm and then donated them to nursery’s or like our local palm guy who then rents them out or sells them ? 

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Seeing how you are in Canada, what are your plans for the palm when the weather turns cold?

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Rickybobby
6 hours ago, Mangosteen said:

Seeing how you are in Canada, what are your plans for the palm when the weather turns cold?

I have a well lit room in the basement that’s y insulated heated and has a humidifier 

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Rickybobby
6 hours ago, Mangosteen said:

Seeing how you are in Canada, what are your plans for the palm when the weather turns cold?

So far so good my palms grow all winter long inside. I’ve had great success. Only mistakes I’ve ever made is over watering I have 9’ ceilings in the house lots of room 

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Mangosteen

Do you use grow lights?

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Rickybobby
56 minutes ago, Mangosteen said:

Do you use grow lights?

I have tons of natural light and grow lights as well. This year will only be a concern because I have aquired so many. But I will make it work.  No buying them and letting them die to buy more next year. That’s not my intention 

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Dave-Vero

LED has done wonders for indoor growing.  

I happened by Kew when they were planting a new Royal to replace one that had gotten too tall.  I was told it had made a splendid palm salad for a horde of visiting kids.

 

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Rickybobby

I’m 99%more capable than most people here in Canada who buy palms. I will do my best to care for all of them

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Rickybobby

It’s kind of neat here’s a female gold finch. Sitting on my palm the bright yellow male was beside but didn’t make the pic. The palm is so flimsy but yet the birds love it 

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Rickybobby

Wel this Royal is growing like a weed and today got a new pot 

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