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Planted Coccothrinax crinita in the front yard today.  Nice warm spot for it.  

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PalmatierMeg

Looks great, Joe!

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doubravsky

Great spot! 

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aztropic

Wow! Finding one that size on the west coast is very lucky.Perfect sighting.

Don't know why, but crinita is one I've always had trouble with over the winter. (crown rot from cold winter rains and halted growth) Hopefully,yours will fare better.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Palm Tree Jim

Looks great Joe.

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joe_OC

Thanks,  Meg / Scott / Jim.

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Rickybobby

Awesome! 

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akamu

 Great Palm Joe mine has been slow but steady gotta love the fuzz15904355043443155589354135643214.thumb.jpg.eab8513ef7fcb3320ee6209f9129f8a9.jpg15904353612961010449139283468655.thumb.jpg.846d45d8ac13333f33565ee2ac6e12b1.jpg15904355238941384172642744778944.thumb.jpg.ef57365e694ad74bce5d5bf4f09c379c.jpg

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redant
On 5/23/2020 at 5:06 PM, aztropic said:

Wow! Finding one that size on the west coast is very lucky.Perfect sighting.

Don't know why, but crinita is one I've always had trouble with over the winter. (crown rot from cold winter rains and halted growth) Hopefully,yours will fare better.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

I was told to try to keep the crown dry, no sprinklers to hit it.  I had killed 2 in the past, my new one is up against the house under the eves (no rain) with only soaker watering and it's doing great.

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aztropic

Coccothrinax borhidiana is a similar looking palm,but is instead,a trouble free grow in my area.I have 6 in the ground plus a batch of seedlings.I've already accepted that crinita is a "no go" ,here,due to my winter weather conditions.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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John hovancsek

Looks good

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akamu
2 hours ago, aztropic said:

Coccothrinax borhidiana is a similar looking palm,but is instead,a trouble free grow in my area.I have 6 in the ground plus a batch of seedlings.I've already accepted that crinita is a "no go" ,here,due to my winter weather conditions.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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This is great information good to know they are more cold tolerant for some of us thanks

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joe_OC

The tuft of thatch standing straight up is the tell for C. borhidiana.

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aztropic

Exactly.Here is the true borhidiana species.Fibers should be almost as tall as the spear and a brownish color.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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aztropic

Though sold as pure borhidiana,this one turned out to be a hybrid.It grows 3 times as fast but has less fur that is also whiter in color.Also,fibers on the new spear are much shorter.May actually be a more desireable plant due to its speedy growth...

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Tracy
18 hours ago, redant said:

I was told to try to keep the crown dry, no sprinklers to hit it.

 

17 hours ago, aztropic said:

I've already accepted that crinita is a "no go" ,here,due to my winter weather conditions.

Interesting and helpful to learn that these don't like overhead water.  Fortunately I have a drip system so it is only rain and the supplemental hand watering that I will have to worry about.  I have only had mine for about 15 months but it made it through it's first winter here just fine.  That included heavy rain and cool temps between Thanksgiving and New Year and then record rainfall locally from mid-March through April.  While not a speed demon it  has exhibited consistent growth in my garden.  Maybe starting with something bigger helps.  Mine was brought in from Florida at a decent size, a squat 5 or 7 gallon as I recall.

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BrockD

Hey AZtropic what hydro mix are you using for the borhidiana?

 

I'm getting ready to plant mine Into the ground. 

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aztropic

When planting anything,I've never done much other than dig a hole,throw in a handful of osmocote,fill the hole with water,let it drain,toss in the plant,fill back in,water it all in again,then treat it the same as anything else in the yard after that.Works for me...

 

aztropic

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