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Back in March 2016 I planted three Dypsis Saintelucie in my side garden.   Before planting, many had suggested they don't like it too wet and would likely die if drainage was poor.   Anyway, 3 years, 9 months later and they have powered along nicely without a hint of trouble.  

 

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quaman58

Always been one of my favorite Dypsis Steve. They appreciate slightly higher temps than I can give them though. (Although some better growers in my area do pretty well with them) Yours look robust and fantastic. They're a bit unusual for a Dypsis that while only moderately sized, they also stay solitary, which is nice. Thanks for sharing!

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realarch

Those are looking great Steve! They only get better too.

Tim

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comic097

Awsom Steve !!!!!!

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Daryl

Jesus they’re powering along Steve...are you home over the break? 

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Tyrone

They’re awesome.

My transplant from Perth failed even though it was mounded up and in full sun. I should have left it behind.

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steve99
1 hour ago, Daryl said:

Jesus they’re powering along Steve...are you home over the break? 

Yes mate, I'll be home.   I don't go anywhere this time of year.  :D

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Daryl
On 12/26/2019 at 11:01 AM, steve99 said:

Yes mate, I'll be home.   I don't go anywhere this time of year.  :D

Might have some time to come over if you are up for it...

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steve99
21 hours ago, Daryl said:

Might have some time to come over if you are up for it...

No worries mate, anytime.

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Tracy
On 12/25/2019 at 7:02 AM, steve99 said:

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Steve, I'm hoping to see an update of yours.  Mine are a couple of years behind yours and both are a little more stretched compared to yours although mine are getting a good deal of sun.  I have both staked as they tend to be a little wobbly still.  The one below is in a narrow strip between the paver driveway and a paver seating area, so roots may still be working to reach into the soil on those sides.  The other doesn't have any excuses as it's planted in a more open position with no hardscape nearby, but still appreciates the stake support for now. Mine were planted from 1 gallons in 2016.  Anyone else find this species a little wobbly when young.  I had similar problems when growing Dypsis marojejy (which I no longer have).

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Hilo Jason

Tracy - yours looks great, and yeah, mine always need to be propped up and supported, seems normal for this species when young.  

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steve99
On 11/28/2020 at 4:34 AM, Tracy said:

Steve, I'm hoping to see an update of yours.  Mine are a couple of years behind yours and both are a little more stretched compared to yours although mine are getting a good deal of sun.  I have both staked as they tend to be a little wobbly still.  The one below is in a narrow strip between the paver driveway and a paver seating area, so roots may still be working to reach into the soil on those sides.  The other doesn't have any excuses as it's planted in a more open position with no hardscape nearby, but still appreciates the stake support for now. Mine were planted from 1 gallons in 2016.  Anyone else find this species a little wobbly when young.  I had similar problems when growing Dypsis marojejy (which I no longer have).

 

 

Here's two fresh pics from today.

 

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Tracy
11 hours ago, steve99 said:

Here's two fresh pics from today.

Thanks Steve.  They definitely appear stouter and sturdier than both of mine.  I hope that over time mine get a little thicker.  Just one and two rings of trunk showing on mine right now, so perhaps there is still hope they will beef up.

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Josh-O

I love threads like this! Before and after pics are the best IMO

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steve99

Here's an update pic taken today.      It's been a very wet summer so everything has grown well since the first good rains 3-4 months back.

 

 

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John hovancsek

I planted 1 in the garden and it sat for a few months before it started growing. Now it is in grow mode and seems happy in the garden. This was a palm that I didn’t think would end up in my garden but was given one by Jeff Marcus and now I think I will get a few more

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TropicalGardenSpain

Beautiful palms! Looking nice and healthy too! 

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Hilo Jason

I just untied mine from the fence behind it as it now seems to not be wobbly. These are really nice palms. 

Sorry the lighting isn’t good as it’s pretty grey here today. 

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