This Phoenix dactylifera seedling needed to be repotted about a year ago from the little cup I first put it in. Finally got around to it and just wanted to show you it. Grown from seed out of a store bought date and it stretched, I need to give it more sun. My potting mix didn't drain at all so I had to mix topsoil with sand.
If you live in North Florida or even somewhat close by, Suwannee River Palms of Jasper has a great deal on specimen Sylvester Palms - any size - $300. I came across this deal on eBay market place. I wasn't sure they were still around but thinking I might add one to my landscape. Just thought I'd share.
Phoenix Sylvester Palm Trees for sale in Jasper on Facebook Marketplace
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By Jason in SB CA
My parents have two Phoenix canariensis that have been growing fine, but recently one of them has started to produce malformed fronds. Their gardener said it is a disease, but I am not sure if that is the case. I know they likely do not sanitize their tools in between trimming, so I would imagine all their canary island date palms would have this problem. If it is a disease, what can be done?
I was a bit surprised by the girth of the trunks in this group of Phoenix which appeared to be a clumping species. Unfortunately due to foliage and the lens that I had on at the time, I could only get the trunks as opposed to the entire palms when I was close. YOu can see in the 2nd & 3rd photos the width of the trunk compared to the Washingtonia robusta adjacent to them. Once up above I got the first photo of the crowns which is smack dab middle of the photo, with all the robusta's adjacent again. The palms are in the San Diego Safari Park. Everything was looking very green including the hills across the San Pasqual Valley after this winter's abundance of rainfall. My first guess was a Phoenix reclinata hybrid with one of the thicker trunked Phoenix, but I don't claim to be that familiar with all the Phoenix species. That said, I am also aware of the abundance of Phoenix crosses. I've seen so many palms that appear to be Phoenix reclinata with varying length fronds, which are not necessarily linked to the light exposure, so I have little doubt that they are willing partners in hybridization. What think you?
Just a side note, that the signage on plants is sorely lacking at the Safari Park ,or as we old timers knew it the "Wild Animal Park", when compared to its big sister facility, the San Diego Zoo.
Hi! I am writing this post on behalf of my friend. It has a date palm. From 2 months on some leaves has such spots. The phoenix is generally ok. Palm is stands on the south-eastern window sill. A colleague can not give a palm pot somewhere else. I advised him to overdo it in a pot and hand-made substrate with the addition of perlite, coconut fiber and keramzite, because it now has a universal soil mixed with peat. He sprinkles the palm twice a week. I wonder what these stains are, but I suspect that this is due to poor cultivation. What do you think about it? The worms are not visible there.