Jump to content
RyManUtah

Filifera seedlings

Recommended Posts

RyManUtah

Filifera babies popping up. Seeds sown from rotten fruit beneath the afformentioned wild Nevada specimens. What a nice surprise! 

0A9C39E5-FC22-4DEA-8100-79F9088DBA40.jpeg

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Parents 39A645E8-8878-4231-AA25-4A591ED76B4B.jpeg.36f3bb7527a0596fbf93e2248ed1f890.jpeg

  • Like 10
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kinzyjr

Gorgeous palms!  I'm guessing (and hoping) the parents of my seedlings looked as nice!

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah
3 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Gorgeous palms!  I'm guessing (and hoping) the parents of my seedlings looked as nice!

Right? If they are from where I’m assuming, they’re even more stunning! Growing next to a desert spring, just the way they like it . These two likely are bird/coyote planted, only getting flood or ground water. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmTreeDude

You got the seeds from some nice ones, that's for sure! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fusca

Very nice!  Seems like the desert palm seeds (like Brahea, Washingtonia) hold their viability for quite awhile.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Any advice on when to move these to the light? They’re currently in the garage, well above 90F most of the time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kinzyjr

I moved mine outside to the racks because I needed the additional space inside.  Most were just barely pushing their first leaf when I moved them.  They seemed to handle the move just fine.  At this point, they get about 1/2 a day of sun.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah
On 7/8/2019 at 3:51 PM, kinzyjr said:

I moved mine outside to the racks because I needed the additional space inside.  Most were just barely pushing their first leaf when I moved them.  They seemed to handle the move just fine.  At this point, they get about 1/2 a day of sun.

The shallow tray they were in was way too small (didn’t actually expect anything). Look at the roots on these guys! They’ve been moved to part sun in individual “pots” for the time being. 

6F39E925-AEA3-41C4-A3E3-9A11DADA1BFD.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Update: Three months old. The biggest one. The fan is opening. I’m excited. Anybody know when the hair and thorns start to develop? Looks the the hair may be starting. 

2DF61D22-3DF8-46B5-9540-8308266C4950.jpeg

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OC2Texaspalmlvr

These palms are so fast =) looking like they will be getting bumped up soon 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kinzyjr

As far as the hair, I've seen some on seedlings with only 4 leaflets.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Manalto

Wow! That's fast. That root suggests to me that this palm's speed is an evolutionary adaptation to get quickly established in order to tolerate future drought. Love the glamour photo of the parents!

Edited by Manalto
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Update: five months old, had to be repotted325EA93D-248E-466E-9483-D8C4F430E591.jpeg.92e57d525da4be8cabff9536d22503e6.jpeg

  • Like 6
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OC2Texaspalmlvr

Wow that thing is a rocket ship haha good growing!! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmTreeDude

That seedling is BEEFY! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Thanks guys. I kept a couple from the lot for myself. I’m happy with them.. hopefully have a permanent outside home in spring.  :greenthumb:

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

Update: 9 months have passed since germination. Biggest ones went in the ground. They’re very actively growing since things warmed up. 
 

71DF5486-F68D-44FD-9C2A-B46D17120816.thumb.jpeg.ab6ee72274f39e93c441246256c0f0e7.jpeg

9mo filifera and hand for size

 

F2AEAC5A-4D6F-466F-ABF7-ED191A4CD4D9.thumb.jpeg.1859d4822aba32fddf407e572240e0fe.jpeg

Same palm planted. Was in a 2g container

 

57BD315E-4013-4B38-9636-C2FDE7700D81.thumb.jpeg.fc6ec38c3b98578e492a2399df7704c0.jpeg

Biggest 9mo pushing out more fronds. 


please disregard my soil. I am currently lacking a few ingredients I normally would mix. This was my leftover top dressing and native soil. Being washingtonia, I figured it was fine haha. 

  • Like 5
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kinzyjr

A slightly dated photo of my rock garden with a few Washintonia filifera seedlings.  I've since filled it in with some stone mulch.  A few perished as expected, but a few started to grow a little quicker after the rain a few days ago.  Hopefully that means they'll be here for a while.

20191226_164334_Rock_Garden_Filifera_Forest.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

@kinzyjr looking good dude! Hoping some make it to adulthood for you! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RJ

Florida rocks are are hard to come by. They're like a needle in a haystack down there :D

 

Looking good! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PlantDad
On 4/22/2020 at 7:30 PM, kinzyjr said:

A slightly dated photo of my rock garden with a few Washintonia filifera seedlings.  I've since filled it in with some stone mulch.  A few perished as expected, but a few started to grow a little quicker after the rain a few days ago.  Hopefully that means they'll be here for a while.

20191226_164334_Rock_Garden_Filifera_Forest.jpg

That looks good. Right next to what looks to be ice cream bananas. Keep me posted on how they do. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PlantDad
On 10/14/2019 at 1:37 AM, Manalto said:

Wow! That's fast. That root suggests to me that this palm's speed is an evolutionary adaptation to get quickly established in order to tolerate future drought. Love the glamour photo of the parents!

filifera tap into underground water such as springs or ground water so they need deep roots. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kinzyjr
On 4/23/2020 at 3:18 AM, RJ said:

Florida rocks are are hard to come by. They're like a needle in a haystack down there :D

Looking good! 

I cheated a little on the rocks.  I got the rocks and broken concrete from a demolition.  The ground under the concrete had rock mixed with sand - perfect for planting Washingtonia filifera.  I got a rake and spread the dirt out and let the rain clean the sand off so I could use the rocks in the bed.  Since my soil is more loamy, I did use a lot of the sand to fill the bed for planting.

3 hours ago, PlantDad said:

That looks good. Right next to what looks to be ice cream bananas. Keep me posted on how they do. 

You have an eye for detail.  They are certainly Ice Cream bananas, one of which is now flowering.  There is also Giant Timber Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii), Papayas and a Sabal minor on top of the mound.  The almost dead Sugarcane was dug out and replaced with a Teddy Bear palm (Dypsis leptocheilos).  The sugarcane is making a solid comeback in an area with more sun.  This area used to get more sun, but the avocado tree in the background has more of a bush form than a tree form at this point and was shading it out.

Here is a more updated photo of the bed filled with stone and broken concrete.  You can see a couple of blocks used to shade a few palms that were struggling.  There's still a lot to be done on this area - definitely a work in progress.  I included a photo of one of the Washingtonias getting its trademark filaments and palmate leaves.

20200506_175148_DesertStoneGarden_02_1600.jpg

20200505_182046_Washingtonia_filifera_02_800.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PlantDad
5 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

I cheated a little on the rocks.  I got the rocks and broken concrete from a demolition.  The ground under the concrete had rock mixed with sand - perfect for planting Washingtonia filifera.  I got a rake and spread the dirt out and let the rain clean the sand off so I could use the rocks in the bed.  Since my soil is more loamy, I did use a lot of the sand to fill the bed for planting.

You have an eye for detail.  They are certainly Ice Cream bananas, one of which is now flowering.  There is also Giant Timber Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii), Papayas and a Sabal minor on top of the mound.  The almost dead Sugarcane was dug out and replaced with a Teddy Bear palm (Dypsis leptocheilos).  The sugarcane is making a solid comeback in an area with more sun.  This area used to get more sun, but the avocado tree in the background has more of a bush form than a tree form at this point and was shading it out.

Here is a more updated photo of the bed filled with stone and broken concrete.  You can see a couple of blocks used to shade a few palms that were struggling.  There's still a lot to be done on this area - definitely a work in progress.  I included a photo of one of the Washingtonias getting its trademark filaments and palmate leaves.

20200506_175148_DesertStoneGarden_02_1600.jpg

20200505_182046_Washingtonia_filifera_02_800.jpg

I was thinking the other plant was bamboo but I wasn't totally sure. Wow you can grow papayas. I'm so jealous. I want some of your Ice cream bananas. Wow your filifera bed is looking good and the filifera look really happy. You have the perfect setup for them. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RyManUtah

13111673-AD79-485C-A93D-47C8B3226CDF.jpeg.20633e0d135e6b97f24a5a4efec79ee5.jpegOne Year Photo Update

  • Like 5
  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sipalms
33 minutes ago, RyManUtah said:

13111673-AD79-485C-A93D-47C8B3226CDF.jpeg.20633e0d135e6b97f24a5a4efec79ee5.jpegOne Year Photo Update

Nice. True Filifera does look rather unique at that age, compared to Robusta or even filibusta. The bright green colour and shape of the leaf bases, and the copious amounts of cotton I guess would be what I notice first.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TexasColdHardyPalms

Few small 5g

20200705_133959.jpg

20200705_134008.jpg

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dimovi
On 7/4/2020 at 5:11 PM, sipalms said:

Nice. True Filifera does look rather unique at that age, compared to Robusta or even filibusta. The bright green colour and shape of the leaf bases, and the copious amounts of cotton I guess would be what I notice first.

Yep, filifera means thread-bearing and it sure does seem to be the case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • Dimovi
      By Dimovi
      I have some seeds from a Texas Sabal for free or if you want to trade for other cold hardy seeds for 8b.
      I also have some pure filifera and dactylifera seeds.



    • PalmTreeDude
      By PalmTreeDude
      Is this normal? I noticed the oldest frond on my new Washingtonia robusta that I got from Lowes (really cheap) was dying in a weird way, it is almost like the way some diseases start in palms. But the thing is it was like this for a few weeks now, I think I am just being paranoid. Does this look normal? Maybe it was just damaged so it is dying like this? I just am hoping this doesn’t have some disease. 




    • Eric Thompson
      By Eric Thompson
      Hi folks just put up another video, stop on by if you have a chance. Basic seed germination as well as a look at my largest seed grown washy. 
      https://youtu.be/Cc1HQk7RtPw
    • Coasta
      By Coasta
      hello friends! 
       
      I am on a mission to find. Pure washingtonia robusta, preferably in arizona :). It seems like all of the ones I look at are Hybrids.   If anyone has an idea, that would be greatly appreciated. 
    • Coasta
      By Coasta
      hello everyone!! About a year ago I planted to palms from the same nursery. Before I purchased from this nursery I shopped around a lot to find the purest robustas. I noticed the smaller one is a bit hairier and I know that is a characteristic of a filifera, unless robustas are that hairy when they are young. If anyone could help me identify if the smaller one is a robusta, filibusta or filifera. I am hoping its a robusta, your expertise would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone could confirm that the bigger one is a robusta. Thank you!





×
×
  • Create New...