I have noticed that the emergent leaf color on my Burretikentia koghiensis seems to be more colorful when they open in cooler times of the year, which also coincide with it never getting direct sunlight. It is similar to the variations in my hibiscus flowers which open with deeper colors in the winter than during summer. I haven't really paid much attention to see if my Chambeyronia hookeri exhibit this characteristic but thought I would solicit other comments about experience with colorful emergent leaves and variations dependent or correlated to temperature, time of year or sun exposure.
It is interesting to see the diversity within a species. I'm growing a couple of Encephalartos sclavoi. Perhaps due to age, the older one shows very few spines on the leaflets, even though the younger one still has about a 6" caudex and it's leaflets are loaded with spines. I hope the smaller one grows out of the spiny leaf and develops a leaf like the older one... I will get a reveal when the next flush finishes opening. The other thing I doubt will change is that the older one opens with a colorful chocolate mocha fuzzy flush, while the younger spiny form has an attractive fuzzy green flush. It's not hard to see which color is preferred.
I remember hearing that Dypsis marojejyi is now Dypsis coursii but I notice the Palmpedia still lists Dypsis marojejyi -- but no longer has pictures. Is there still a Dypsis marojejyi?
Both of my "Dypsis coursii?" died. Has anybody succeeded with them in inland California?
I noticed this new leaf on my Iguanura wallichiana and had to take a pic . It get's afternoon sun so it doesn't look it's best , but still a beautiful palm. Anybody else growing this palm , pics please .
Thanks to palmislandRandy's great thread about the explosive growth of his D. prestoniana, plus Philippe's Bentinckia nicobarica series, I was inspired to go back and dig up photos from the past. This series of photos shows my one Dypsis prestoniana each year since planting.
March 12, 2010
February 8, 2011
January 6, 2012
June 30, 2013
July 18, 2014