Sabal gretherae is native to the NE tip of Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It was described in 1991 and is considered the rarest Sabal in the world. It just recently entered cultivation. I germinated seeds of this palm a year ago. I don't have room for every palm on my property and need to find new homes for two of them. I have found this palm to be robust and relatively fast growing for a Sabal - the two strap leaf seedlings I have for sale are outgrowing their 1g pots. I'm not sure of this species' coldhardiness but my unprotected seedlings saw an ultimate low of 34F and other nights in the 30s with no damage so I suspect they are hardy to zone 9, perhaps lower. S. gretherae wants what all Sabals want: lots of sun and heat.
Sabal gretherae: one (1) for $25 OR two (2) for $45.00
Shipping Cost Included in price. Plants will be sent via Priority Mail. I will remove from pot, wrap roots in damp orchid most, clear wrap and foil.
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No shipping overseas. No shipping to HI.
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Photos: Photos 1-7 are of seedlings for sale.
Hope this turns out to be a false alarm for the U.S.
The Caribbean is going to get whacked again. Dear god.
Season is not over yet. Hurricane Sandy closed out the season in late October of 2012.
Forecasters said hurricane conditions should begin to affect parts of the Leeward Islands by Monday afternoon or evening, with storm surge raising water levels by 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) near the storm's center. The storm was predicted to bring 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) of rain across the islands, with more in isolated areas.
Officials in Dominica closed schools and government offices on Monday and urged people to evacuate and seek shelters.
"We should not take this storm lightly," said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. "Let us continue to pray for our safety."
Officials in Guadeloupe said the French Caribbean island of would experience extremely heavy flooding starting Monday afternoon, and they warned that many communities would be submerged overnight.
Looks like it's a bad day for the western hemisphere, over the past weeks.
JUCHITAN, Mexico, Sept 8 (Reuters) - At least 34 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.
The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late on Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.
This time, damage to the city was limited, as the quake was deeper and further from the capital, but still shocking.
"It almost knocked me over," said Gildardo Arenas Rios, a 64-year-old security guard in Mexico City's Juarez neighborhood, who was making his rounds when buildings began moving.
The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings reduced to rubble.
It happened in the middle of the night, freaked out everyone.
Apparently it took place off the coast of Chiapas, near the Guatamalan border.
Please help to ID the palm. Couple years ago one of my colleges took several seeds from Mexico, the result is on the pictures above. Thank you in advance!
So, what creature destroys your palms that you just loathe, with seething visceral hatred? Tooth-grinding desire to commit mayhem?
Here in California it's the pocket gopher, though other rodents are loathed as well. We might have a newbie in the form of the South American Palm Weevil coming soon.
So tell us yours and why.
I hear that porcupines in Africa are like giant gophers with lethal quills . . . what fun fun fun! (True?)
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