Calling all South Florida Palmies who have alfredii in ground... what do you recommend for soil amendments when planting, if any?
I have 2 SUUUPER overgrown one-gallons to plant out this weekend.
EDIT to add: and how about planting them in full sun at this size?
I soaked them for 3 days (May 3-5) and placed in a 4:1 mixture of perlite and peat moss. 28 seeds split into 5 pots, 1 indoors (around 78F) and 4 outdoors (around 90F day - 75F night). Was expecting to wait 6 months to a year for germination. Surprisingly, the first to sprout was in the indoor pot! Since then I've moved all 5 into the garage (80's-90'sF) and I look forward to more action!
A quick question, when is a good time to transplant it into its own pot with more nutritious soil?
By Darren Michael
Hello, I'm planning a trip to Chile this November and am interested in seeing Juania australis and/or Jubaea chilensis in habitat. On Juania I haven't been able to find out if the remaining wild specimens are still visible by regular visitors to Robinson Crusoe, and if so, exactly where (though there don't seem to be many hiking options to begin with). For Jubaea, it seems Parque Nacional La Campana is the best spot, at least as far as large protected areas, but I wanted to make sure that there aren't any better but more obscure/still accessible locations.
I've sold my house and have two (roughly 3 foot) established Beccariophoenix alfredii palms planted in the ground that I want to take with me and re-plant in the ground at my new house. I've never dug up a palm from the ground and re-planted it before and have been told by a couple of people that Beccariophoenix are tough to do this with. I'd really appreciate some advice on how to accomplish this, as I'd hate to kill these palms. I've attached some photos of the palms just for reference. Also, I think they were a bit traumatized by the Woolsey Fire several months ago as flames got to within 15 feet of them, just to make the situation more complicated. Thanks so much for your help on this...I do appreciate it!
By mike-coral gables
I have about 12 Beccariophoenix alfredi and have noticed that the young ones are really starting to take hold 2 and 1/2 years in the ground planted from 1 gal liners . No prob with freeze last January. Really a great palm for warm z9b locales