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My Lepidorrhachis mooreana from Darold is opening up it’s second frond since I got it over winter.  It gets morning sun, but is shaded before noon for the rest of the day.  Lots of water.  Not as slow as I thought. 

 

 

 

 

 

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BS Man about Palms

Lookin great Joe! I was thinking I should update mine... should I do it here?

I will say your background is far superior to mine at the moment!

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joe_OC

Go for it Bill.  Would be good to see.

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Palm Tree Jim

Great to see this palm is doing well Joe.

Did you plant it this spring?

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redant

awesome palm.

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joe_OC
34 minutes ago, Palm Tree Jim said:

Great to see this palm is doing well Joe.

Did you plant it this spring?

I planted it recently.  It was in a more visible spot of the yard.  I dug a hole and placed the pot in it over winter and observed.  As the sun moved, I wanted to make sure it would not get too much sun during noontime.  I thought my C. hookeri would provide it shade, but that was not the case.  I had to clear plants out to plant it where it is to ensure it got the right protection.  It’s a much better location as I have a Hedyscepe canterburyana next to it to compare. 

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quaman58

Very nice Joe! How much sun does it get during the day? You're right, when there's lots of available water they can motor right along..

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PalmatierMeg

Joe, my dream palm looks great in your yard. Thanks for the update now and in the future. Keep up the good work. Bill, please show us yours.

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joe_OC

A lot of credit goes to Darold Petty.  The root ball was solid roots.  A very well grown palm to start makes the transition to planting in the ground much easier.

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55 minutes ago, quaman58 said:

Very nice Joe! How much sun does it get during the day? You're right, when there's lots of available water they can motor right along..

Thanks, Bret

It gets morning sun until 11-ish at the peak of summer.  

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BS Man about Palms
51 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Joe, my dream palm looks great in your yard. Thanks for the update now and in the future. Keep up the good work. Bill, please show us yours.

Well, this prompted me to run out and do the 5 minute weed job (As I have today off) and take some pics... after I cut off the two oldest dead leaves. ;) 

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BS Man about Palms

I made a bit of a gamble when I planted it about 6 months ago. I figured it's problem was more of a dry heat than a 'damp" heat. My dry heat is usually in the spring and fall, we often get monsoonal heat in summer. Where it sits it gets over head sun from about 10-1 for two months in the summer. The rest of the year is shaded... another month and will be shaded again.. we shall see. And YES, kudos to Darold for growing and parting with such beautiful palms!

Oh yes, 6' tall fence for scale

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30 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

I made a bit of a gamble when I planted it about 6 months ago. I figured it's problem was more of a dry heat than a 'damp" heat. My dry heat is usually in the spring and fall, we often get monsoonal heat in summer. Where it sits it gets over head sun from about 10-1 for two months in the summer. The rest of the year is shaded... another month and will be shaded again.. we shall see. And YES, kudos to Darold for growing and parting with such beautiful palms!

Oh yes, 6' tall fence for scale

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Bill,

Looks like your’s is opening up a new frond too.  Good to see they are growing at the same rate.

 

 

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Palm Tree Jim
5 hours ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Well, this prompted me to run out and do the 5 minute weed job (As I have today off) and take some pics... after I cut off the two oldest dead leaves. ;) 

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Looking good Bill!

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joe_OC

Good job, Bill.  Your's is taking sun better than I would have thought!

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PalmatierMeg

Bill, that’s a spectacular palm.

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BS Man about Palms

Thanks Meg.. but most of the credit is due to Darold. :D 

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Firepalm

Both of these look incredible! Hope they keep chugging right along

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joe_OC

Time for an update of this palm.  It has opened a frond over Winter.  It has opened 3 fronds for me since I got it from Darold.   I try to water it everyday (except when it rains).   So far, it is keeping up with the Hedyscepe for growth rate.   Only fertilized it once last year.  Will be more aggressive with fertilizing this year.  Hoping to get 3 rds in by October so it has a lot of energy going into Winter.  

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Hilo Jason

Really nice Joe!  

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PalmatierMeg

 Joe, looks super. Good work.

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DoomsDave

Pant pant pant!

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Tassie_Troy1971
On 4/15/2020 at 4:04 AM, joe_OC said:

Time for an update of this palm.  It has opened a frond over Winter.  It has opened 3 fronds for me since I got it from Darold.   I try to water it everyday (except when it rains).   So far, it is keeping up with the Hedyscepe for growth rate.   Only fertilized it once last year.  Will be more aggressive with fertilizing this year.  Hoping to get 3 rds in by October so it has a lot of energy going into Winter.  

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Great example

They dont like any non organic fertilizer and this has been known to cause "Sudden death syndrome" i only use organic compost 

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Tyrone
6 minutes ago, Tassie_Troy1971 said:

Great example

They dont like any non organic fertilizer and this has been known to cause "Sudden death syndrome" i only use organic compost 

Very very good info there. Thank you. :greenthumb:

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5 hours ago, Tassie_Troy1971 said:

Great example

They dont like any non organic fertilizer and this has been known to cause "Sudden death syndrome" i only use organic compost 

Thanks, Troy.  Very good to know this!  

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joe_OC

2nd frond for the year for L. mooreana.  

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PalmatierMeg

My impossible dream palm looks fantastic! Thanks for the update.

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realarch

Such nice color in the leaf sheath and those leaves look healthy and thick. 

Tim

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Darold Petty

When I delivered that Lepi to Joe it was obvious that his palms were well grown.  :greenthumb:

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joe_OC
16 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

When I delivered that Lepi to Joe it was obvious that his palms were well grown.  :greenthumb:

Thanks, Darold.  That means a lot coming from you.

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kylecawazafla

Such a beautiful specimen! I'm so glad it is doing well after transplant. 

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BS Man about Palms

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Well, a poor pic update taken today, but still growing fine.. some burn to be sure, but I think getting more hardy each leaf.. and petioles shortening.. I hope to plant a Chamaedorea near it to give a teeny bit more protection.

 

Joe, yours is loving the shade!!

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joe_OC

Charging along with a nice fat spear.  What is encouraging is that the second spear is already emerging.

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LJG

Nicely done Joe. 

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joe_OC

Thanks Len

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Hilo Jason

Looks perfect Joe!

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joe_OC

Thanks Jason

 

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Brett in Mission Viejo

Joe and Bill, good job and both look very happy. As you know your coastal influence is necessary. I loved this species and was blind to the obvious growing requirements, and planted out a two gallon version many years ago in late summer/fall. It was followed by record low humidity hot Santa Ana winds for several days. It died within several days :sick:

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akamu

Killer Palm Joe but I think it would be happier at my place LOL you are taking very good care of it keep us up on its progress over the years and thanks for posting Love This Palm can't find one cheers

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46 minutes ago, akamu said:

Killer Palm Joe but I think it would be happier at my place LOL you are taking very good care of it keep us up on its progress over the years and thanks for posting Love This Palm can't find one cheers

Thanks, Adam.  I was very lucky to get this palm.  I make sure that the soil never dries out.  

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