The below bare root Attalea Cohune just arrived as part of an order from GardenOfDelights nursery, and it's the first tillering palm that I own with a large and very visible heel. I've potted it up temporarily and will probably put it in the ground in about a month, but I'm not sure about planting depth with a tillering palm. All the photos I've seen show the heel above ground and the root initiation zone on the vertical trunk section should be planted below ground. About half of the active roots appear to be coming from the heel, but I didn't take a picture of the bare rooted plant. Below are three pictures, two showing the root/heel detail as I have it planted, and one with about 0.5" of soil brushed away from the root zone on the trunk. The horizontal wet line on the third photo is just where I washed away dirt to make the root initiation zone more obvious. So does this seem like a good planting depth, or should I add or remove a little soil?
Went on a business trip to a very nice place near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some seeds made it back home, maybe you can help me ID the species:
The first one should be an Acrocomia. But maybe not aculeata. Not so spiny, no spines on the stems, and the seedlings without spines.
The second one is an Attalea. quite big seeds.
more photos soon
Does anyone grow Attalea in pots? Please share if you do!
This guys life cycle is done. And I'm glad!
Now the question is, Coconut or Attalea?
This would be a great place for a coconut. Especially during winter because it would warm up quickly with that concrete. And would get full sun pretty much all day.
An Attalea in the front would just look freaking awesome!