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Name Correction for a Splendid Palm

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In the latest issue of Palms, Vol. 62 (3), it was noted, that what has been commonly referred to as Hydriastele flabellata, is incorrect and the proper name is H. splendida. The correct name is much more appropriate for this spectacular ornamental palm and the change easy to get used to.  

I would think that this would be a great container palm for those in more restrictive growing zones, but that's only a guess on my part. The leaves are like cardboard and leaf veins are covered with waxy scales which eventually fall off.

Palms, btw, is the Journal of the International Palm Society and is part of an IPS membership. 

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Really full garden

Just spectacular! I have a pot full of seedlings that I am waiting to grow large enough to be planted out.

Tim, how old is yours?

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realarch

Aloha Scott,  I planted this one back in 2010, but it's a pretty fast grower. I trim out the taller canes every now and then, they can get up to 12’ tall and to me, tends to look out of proportion. Great palm and always looks great.

Tim

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Missi

I have a couple of Floribunda seedlings. First time growing Hydriastele species (have a couple others). Are they generally somewhat slow growers in pots?

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