So I don't tend to post many picks of hybrids I've purchased from Patric until I get a chance to get an idea of what they will look like. I've always really liked the Yatay mule that @_Keith has that is a showstopper. So I did purchase a few from Patric last year and they are now starting to go pinate. However in talking with Patric he peaked my interest when he mentioned he had a Yatay X (Mule). Now from my understanding Mules tend to have sterile pollen so it's pretty interesting that patric has pulled this cross off. After a few questions directed at patric and a little digging the mule pollen came from one of two palms that @Gtlevine has in his amazing garden. These mules are the offspring of a huge mule that was created by the late Dr. Wilcox and was sent to HBG in Ca. This mule for some reason has viable seeds, or at least some are. Garry germinated two of them and has them growing in his garden- one of them is the daddy to this hybrid. (Hopefully I have this linage correct)
So I purchased this palm last year from Patric as a 5g plant. As is par for the course, it arrived in excellent shape and I received it in the end of July 2018. I potted it up into a 15g and it has never looked back since. I have not tested this palm in the cold but I would venture to guess given the genetics that this palm is at least a tad but more cold hardy then a traditional mule which tend to be reliable to the mid to upper teens depending on the genetics of specific plant. Given that this palm should be a tad more hardy. It's not as soft as a mule but not nearly as rigid as a typical butia. My hunch is this might be a great alternative to those who can't quite pull off a mule reliably. I have this plant in 80% sun.
Here it is Last July 25th 2018 in a 5g:
October 25th 2018
August 20th 2019
I have a gigantic, potted Zamia picta/variegata with extreme variegation that I got from Christian Faulkner as a tiny seedling 9-10 years ago. This species of Zamia is the only naturally variegated one. It is now an adult female taller than I am that produced seeds earlier this year. I assumed the seeds were infertile but did not notice that I had a male potted Zamia hybrid (loddigesii? x ??) sitting right next to it that I'd bought at a Palm Beach sale some years back. Lo, about a month ago I noticed that tiny variegated Zamia seedlings were popping up next to my mother cycad. I potted up 8 of them to find a new home and am selling them as a lot. See summary below
Zamia picta/variegata x Zamia hybrid (loddigesii? x ??): Eight 1-leaf Seedlings @ $3.00 each = $24.00
Shipping via Priority Mail = $8.00 No shipping to HI. No shipping outside of US
TOTAL = $32.00
Payment via Paypal. PM me if you are interested.
Seedlings for sale. All are developing variegation like the mother.
Mother: Zamia picta/variegata. Note intense variegation and size of plant.
Father: Zamia hybrid (loddigesii? x ??)
I have a dwarfish Coccothrinax seeding in my 16x16' box on my Garden Lot. I'm pretty sure I grew it from seed and planted it ~2013 but its tag disappeared over the past 6 years. The palm is ~3' tall by 3' wide with 12-14" of trunk. Leaves are 3' diameter, fairly rigid (i.e., not "droopy") and quite silver on the back. Hastulas are pale yellow. The other day I noticed it has produced a small crop of 1/2" purple fruit. It is one of the smallest Coccothrinax sp in the box and, other than my 8' tall C. cupularis, is the only one that has flowered and produced seeds. I'm interested in dwarf palms and wonder if this plant might qualify.
I took a passel of photos to illustrate all parts of this plant, including its woven trunk fibers. I understand this genus can be difficult to differentiate but could somebody give me an idea what this little guy might be? I plan to sell the seeds in one lot if another Coccothrinax lover wants them.
I have three (3) Butia's that were all labeled as Capitata, but chose all different looking ones to see if one produced a better looking Mule over the others. Fast forward to now and 2 of the 3 have now flowered and they are drastically different. Could one of these be "Odorata"? The Butia palm shown in full pushed the bright maroon flower and will follow up with a picture of the other Butia later.
Any information is much appreciated...
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For sale are my only two strap leaf seedlings I germinated from my mother palm. Coccothrinax 'Azul' is native to Cuba and is a conundrum: is it an unidentified species or a variation of C. macroglossa? It is named for the silver-blue color of its leaves, which are also silver-white below. I bought my mother palm as a 1g in late 2005 and can testify this palm is very slow growing. It is also very sporadic in flowering and setting seeds, usually only a small handful if any at all. Seedlings for sale are 2-3 years old, the last time my mother palm set seeds. They are still strap leafed and green - the silver-blue wax shows up later. I have no idea when my mother palm will set seeds in the future. Even 1-1/2 years later Hurricane Irma may be playing havoc with palm reproduction here. I am selling both seedlings together. Photos 1- 4 are of seedlings for sale. Photos 5-6 are of my mother palm.
Coccothrinax Azul: Two (2) strap leaf seedlings = $15.00
Shipping = $8.00 via Priority Mail. Sent without pots & soil with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil.
TOTAL = $23.00
No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI.
Payment via Paypal.
PM me if you are interested.
Thanks and regards