I was just wondering what the typical germination time frame is for Copernicia Baileyana. I have not found much information online, RPS etc. I have an 8'' community pot with 6 seeds in a plastic bag at room temperature (70-85F). Would these benefit from a higher heat?
P.S. I would really appreciate pictures if anyone has them
Worcester MA z6a
Hope everyone is well.
I have been following the forum as a guest for quite some time now, so it's nice to finally have an account and be with you all!
I'm reaching out because I'm having a slight issue with my family's 40 yr old date palm.
It's been healthy and growing well for many years with little to no maintenance but in the last two years it is struggling to hold onto new leaves and I can't work out why. The area around it was repaved about 8 years ago but it has only been looking poorly for 2/3 years now. The new leaves look healthy initially and very quickly appear slightly burned at the edges, then it doesn't take very long for them to dry out and wilt. Really don't want to lose this guy as he is the pride and joy of the neighborhood.
Does anyone have idea, what it might be? Fungus, Bugs, Growing Conditions? I'm no expert so it may be something obvious I have missed.
Is there anything I can do? Just recently I have broken up the pavement surrounding the base of the trunk to ensure it isn't missing out on water (which it very rarely gets due to climate).
Climate: Mediterranean, Dry Subtropics. Cyprus
Before (slightly over trimmed here):
Any help would be very much appreciated!
By Palmaholic John
Anybody have any suggestions that might save my tree? My 40ft Royal Palm (Satellite Beach, Florida) was struck today by lightning. The new shoot/spear blasted apart all over the yard and there's an exit hole(s) at the base of the tree. Other than that, the tree looks fine. Does anyone have any experience with their palms getting struck? Could my palm survive? Is there anything I can do to aid in it's chances to pull through? Fertilize? Thanks.
I live in the Dallas TX, USA area and have 2 Mexican Fan Palms (aka Washington Palm, Washingtonia Robusta). One is about 12 feet tall and the other is 17 feet tall. Over the winter, I wrap them with Christmas lights and burlap around the bud. This past winter it got down to 9oF. The shorter palm is perfectly fine, but on the tallest one I guess I kept the burlap on too long. Because, when I unwrapped it, the bud was rotting and fell off. I could tell that new growth was occurring, so I thought it would be fine. By the time I realized it wasn't growing normally, it was 1.5 months later.
Two leaves that were already outside the bud grew out and are green. So those are mostly fine as you'll see in the pictures. But all the fronds that grew out after the rotten bud are deformed. The new fronds are growing about 3/8 inch per day, but just are not normal.
I've now applied copper fungicide one time and hope that eventually it's going to produce a normal bud. Below are several pictures showing what's happening. Any advice is appreciated.
Here's the full picture of the Mexican Fan Palm with the 2 green fairly normal fronds that grew inside the burlap but outside the rotten bud which fell off 1.5 months ago.
In this picture you see some of the deformed fronds that grew after the rotten bud fell off.
Then, this picture shows one of the newest fronds.
Finally, here's the newest frond in the center, which still doesn't look like a normal bud is forming.
After a terrible winter, my Washingtonia robusta got beat up badly. Then at the very beginning of Spring, the spears pulled and I thought all hope was lost. But I checked it a few days ago and to my surprise I found this little bit of green. Today I inspected it more and found a new "stalk" coming up. It does not look that much like a spear, but at the top a little green frond shows. So I looked deeper with a flashlight and saw more life deeper down, but also bugs! I put some hydrogen peroxide down it (I have not done this for two weeks until now) and am hoping to kill off any pathogens that may harm it's new growth. Now, I will just have to wait and see what happens. It may end up just dying, or it may come back. In the pictures the green does not show well, but it is there and in person there is more than you can see in the pictures.