After many years, i am selling and would like to know if I can dig these up to move to my new house. I'm pretty sure the buyer wont appreciate my palms.
I also have a pair of purple heart kings around 8 ft.
Watermelon flamethrower 6-7 ft
I have been growing a couple of Dypsis ambositrae in the ground and despite having similar sun exposure, soil and nutrition, they often seem yellow compared to palms around them. Below is one of the Dypsis ambositrae pictured, with a Dypsis leptocheilos behind it. Ignore the older burned leaf retained on the teddy bear, and you can see the base of the leaves are much greener than the D. ambositrae. My Dypsis heteromorpha in the same soil on the other side of the walkway, and same light is also much greener as shown. There is also a Dypsis cabadae nearby, which is always greener. I feed with Apex Palm Plus 13-5-8 once a quarter, use the same drip irrigation supplemented with hand watering on all. I used a light dose of blood meal to try to green the D ambositrae with little effect, and also applied the blood meal selectively to the drip zone of a couple of other palms (my smaller D prestoniana, Kentiopsis oliviformis), which also showed little effect from the blood meal. I'm reluctant to use any more blood meal, as I have skunks & possibly raccoons which come into the yard at night and dig up the blood meal, which I put in holes under drip emitters and covered with soil. Those things can make a mess of one's yard. Any experience with this species and what I may be doing incorrect and can adjust?
greetings all , this is my first post after lurking for weeks. i am in awe of the knowledge base here in what is a excellent forum. i live in south baja california and have some palms which are doing their best to survive under my care. attached are some photos of a bismarckia that lately has has some yellowing of leaf tips.(older leafs) other bismark specimens on my place are not showing this symptom. i would love any comments and council from the forum. just some back ground the soil has a high PH 8.1 i have begun to use elemental sulfur to try to adjust the PH. thanks in advance for your comments, cheers, kris
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I'm looking for 1 to 5 gallon sized Foxy Lady AKA Wodyetia X Veitchia palms for sale in Southern California.
I'm hoping for a local pickup between Santa Barbara and San Diego.
Thanks in Advance,
I was reading up on Southern California's history with Palms and how they grow so tall and I came upon this article. It states that LA isn't replacing their Washingtonia Robusta and Canary Island Date Palm trees! They state only certain tourist-oriented areas will retain palms. Instead they aim to replace these with lousy Oak and other species. I hate this, Southern California is notorious for its skyscraper Washingtonia Robusta! Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard are prime examples.
They suit the SoCal climate perfectly since they require little water and take up next to no space to plant. W. Robusta are from Northern Mexico/Sonora Dessert, so I don't know how they can call them non-indigenous! Maybe not indigenous to Los Angeles, but I think they're just nitpicking. Its the same climate and borders are just man-made anyhow.
I actually don't believe that the palms will ever fully disappear since they rapidly self-propagate, grow everywhere, and are grown by private landowners. There will always be seeds around that birds carry, only to propagate. And the city of LA can't afford to drive around 24/7 to find seeds and remove palms. Not to mention, they can't stop private landowners from planting and or businesses. In turn these will propagate with the wind and regenerate palms everywhere. People like to see them when they go to SoCal/California. Heck, I like to see them anywhere for that matter.
Whats California without palms?