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Hilo Jason

Too many Hydriastele, and not enough yard!

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Hilo Jason

Before moving to Hawaii in 2017, I was completely unfamiliar with the genus Hydriastele.  Once I started seeing them in gardens here, they quickly became some of my favorite palms. 

With no personal experience growing them, I was relying on what I could find online to determine the eventual height and I was basing their speed of growth off of that too. 

Well I ended up planting some of these too close together so some moving was needed.  

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My original idea was to put the slower / smaller species in the front and the larger behind them.  In the front were 2 Hydriastele Beguinii “Obi Island form” and then behind was Hydriastele Dransfieldii and then Hydriastele Cylindrocarpa in the back corner.  

The “obi islands” were growing faster than the Dransfieldii and with the large wedge shaped leaves, they were blocking the view of the palms behind them.  So I decided to dig up one of the Obi islands and move to another part of the yard that had just opened up.

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and here it is in its new home:

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Hilo Jason

While the 3 remaining Hydriastele are still planted a bit close, I’m much happier with this planter now and can see these much better. 

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A few seed on the Dransfieldii:

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Looking up at the Cylindrocarpa leaves:

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Feel free to post pictures of Hydriastele in your garden here in this thread. I have a few more in other parts of the yard that I will try to add soon as well.  

 

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John hovancsek

My cylindracarpa.  This guy is picking up speed

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Hilo Jason
4 hours ago, John hovancsek said:

My cylindracarpa.  This guy is picking up speed

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 Nice!  I need to find some more of these. If you know of any around, let me know. 

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John hovancsek

Flabellata, beguinii, dransfeildii and longspatha.. my garden is fairly new and I don't have much shade but its Hawaii and we get a good amount of cloud cover 

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bubba

This is an older specimen at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. H. longispatha8E36FCCA-9650-4F66-8EE7-A9736F170D05.thumb.jpeg.3d1807989f3d639eed3be7c60991047e.jpegED76CE4A-72F7-4D2A-B222-1C4B53D2540A.thumb.jpeg.5192b6f2cdfae2c35584b5632d859fcc.jpeg

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realarch

I also had never heard of this genus prior to moving here, and was surprised and grateful there were so many species available. I have a small Hydriastele section of the garden and will try to post some photos later today. Thanks Jason, John.

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John hovancsek

I forgot my h. Macrocarpa  ..I have to look around the yard but I think that is it for me

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