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realarch

OK Joe, here are some photos of that D. sp. metallic. Really an attractive palm with a definite blue green hue to the leaves. Been in the ground for about two years now and after a few stunted new fronds, it's finally getting a move on. The trunk looks like it's going to be nice as well, starting to show some white. 

 

Tim 

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joe_OC

Oh man that is stunning!  Thank you so much for posting.  Now is this Dypsis ‘Metallic’ or ‘Ovobontsira sp. Metallic’?  It sure looks a lot like  Bill Austin’s palm.  

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joe_OC

These were your pics from last year.  Same palm?

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joe_OC

Here is Bill’s ‘Ovobontsira metallic’:

 

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Hilo Jason

Such an incredible Palm!  A bit on the slow side but worth the wait. 

Heres a picture of one I saw at Floribunda on my last visit there a couple months ago. 

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joe_OC

I’ve been told by Jeff Marcus that Dypsis sp ‘Metallic’ and sp ‘Ovobontsira  Metallic’ are DIFFERENT palms. Can you guys clarify which palm this is?  I would say that it is ‘Ovobontsira Metallic’ since that is what Bill Austin said it was labeled when he got it from Floribunda.

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John hovancsek

I just seen Bill's the other day and the crown when the new leaf fell off was purple.  Absolutely stunning 

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realarch

Joe, yes it is the same palm, I only have the one. I acquired it from Bill as well. Have no idea what it is, I'll let you Dypsis savants figure that out. 

Tim

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joe_OC
42 minutes ago, realarch said:

Joe, yes it is the same palm, I only have the one. I acquired it from Bill as well. Have no idea what it is, I'll let you Dypsis savants figure that out. 

Tim

Thanks, Tim!  

Definitely NOT a Dypsis “savant”!  

I just want to cover my bases to make sure I have this palm.  

Here’s what I am dealing with:

2012:  Dypsis sp Ovobontsira ‘Metallic Leaf’ was available.

2013/14:  Dypsis sp. ‘Metallic Leaf’ & ‘Metallic’ were available at the same time.

2015:  Dypsis ‘Vatovavy blue’ was available 

2017:  Dypsis sp. ‘Metallic Leaf’ & ‘Metallic’ available at the same time.

 

I have been told that ‘Vatovavy blue and ‘Metallic’ are the same palm.  And that ‘Ovobontsira Metallic Leaf’ and ‘Metallic Leaf’ were the same palms.

So, that’s why I have been asking people to be clear which palm they had.  

 

Thanks again! 

 

 

 

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neoflora

With Mad palms nothing is for sure!

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DoomsDave

 

 

All I can do is SCREAM

And, place a Floribunda order.

Ahem . . . .

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Hilo Jason
6 hours ago, Bill Austin said:

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Amazing!!!

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realarch

Bill has so many amazing palms, I forgot to check that one out the last time I was there. The leaves on his was still maintaining the blue green color and, of course, that metallic sheen the last time I saw it.

Tim

 

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joe_OC
2 hours ago, realarch said:

Bill has so many amazing palms, I forgot to check that one out the last time I was there. The leaves on his was still maintaining the blue green color and, of course, that metallic sheen the last time I saw it.

Tim

 

That's good to hear.  I do not believe that the palm will lose it.  I think if the palm is happy, it will be blu-ish and have that sheen.  

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realarch

Ahhhh, an update. Starting to grow relatively faster now, another new leaf. 

Tim 

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joe_OC

Looking really good, Tim!

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LJG
31 minutes ago, realarch said:

Ahhhh, an update. Starting to grow relatively faster now, another new leaf. 

Tim 

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Wow. Beautiful palm.

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Palm Tree Jim

These palms are amazing.....well grown gents.

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Hilo Jason

This thread inspired me to tear out some grass, expand a planter and get this 2 gallon planted. 

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PalmatierMeg
19 hours ago, realarch said:

Ahhhh, an update. Starting to grow relatively faster now, another new leaf. 

Tim 

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Wow, Tim! I want one so much. Do you know if this is a typical large Dypsis that prefers HI or a mediterranean climate like in CA?

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realarch

Boy Meg, I'm really not sure. At this point I don't think there is enough empirical evidence since this species seems relatively new in widespread cultivation. Seems to love it here in Hi. and I'm assuming it would do well in Ca. as well. Florida? Not so sure.

Tim

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realarch

Thought I’d post an update of this palm. Growing like a weed, and interestingly enough, I haven’t noticed a red emergent leaf in awhile. 

Tim

 

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WaianaeCrider

Wow, that's some growth in what 3 years?

 

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Hilo Jason

Wow Tim, that’s looking great and really growing fast now!

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Hilo Jason
On 12/8/2018 at 8:27 AM, Hilo Jason said:

This thread inspired me to tear out some grass, expand a planter and get this 2 gallon planted. 

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Updated photo of this guy. But now I’m starting to think it’s not the Metallic Ovobontsira. Doesn’t look quite right to me and lack of any petiole is an indicator as well. Maybe it’s Dypsis Ampasindavae?

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mike in kurtistown

Meant to respond to this thread earlier, but rain and utility problems diverted me from taking the necessary pictures.

I purchased a couple of palms called Dypsis ampasandavae from Floribunda. After planting out in June 2017, here is a pic of the surviving one. 8 x 8 x 16 inch cinder blocks provide scale in these pictures.

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I made two orders, separated by many months of time, of seeds from RPS labeled Dypsis ovobontsira. These are from the first order. After planting out in January 2017, one died, but the other two have done extremely well.

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Then,  Jeff Marcus (Floribunda) gave me a palm called Dypsis "vatovavy blue". Here is it, planted out in August (needs more time to settle in):

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Finally, there is my first order of RPS seeds labeled Dypsis ovobontsira. Here is the lone survivor, planted out in March 2019 (not to be confused with the Copernicia behind it):

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Here is the base of this plant:

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These last two pics are consistent with ovobontsira pics shown in Palmpedia files (one by Bill Austin). All the other palms in the previous four pics look like D. ampasandavae.

 

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realarch

Thanks Mike!

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mike in kurtistown

Re-reading, I note that i referred to the palms in the 2nd and 3rd pics as the first RPS order, when they were the second.

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D. Morrowii

I’ve returned to this thread 3 times this afternoon just to look at the pictures again. Beautiful palm! Thanks all for sharing the photos and stuff.

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realarch

This palm was looking so good this morning, I couldn’t resist. Significant growth since September. 

Tim

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Hilo Jason

Wow!!  Very nice! 

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