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Coasta

Hello everyone, looking to purchase some bottle palm seeds or a  seedling. They look gorgeous growing and thought it would be fun. Any recommendations on a good place to purchase? Also thinking of putting a bigger bottle (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) in a pot, how difficult would it be to keep it alive in arizona growing under a covered patio? 

 

Thanks guys and gals!

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Rickybobby

I Normally get my seeds from rare palm seeds. If you were in Canada I could easily ship to seedlings they are really neat in seedling form. Lots of red colour and grow decently fast 

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TomJ

Long drive but.... Home Depot in SoCAl has big ones for $70

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Coasta
3 hours ago, Rasta Rob said:

I Normally get my seeds from rare palm seeds. If you were in Canada I could easily ship to seedlings they are really neat in seedling form. Lots of red colour and grow decently fast 

Awe I appreciate the info, I saw that website, and its good to know, that place is a good way to get the seeds. 

 

I know! I saw a video on the the different colors of the seedlings and thats what inspired me lol. 

 

I also appreciate the thought, someone here locally reach out to me and has some seedlings. :)

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Coasta
1 hour ago, TomJ said:

Long drive but.... Home Depot in SoCAl has big ones for $70

I wish I knew that! I was in california last weekend and went to moon valley but they said all the bottle palma died. :/

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Silas_Sancona
4 minutes ago, Coasta said:

I wish I knew that! I was in california last weekend and went to moon valley but they said all the bottle palma died. :/

^ Avoid that place like the plegue, lol.. Wayy over priced...  Many great, and fair priced palm growers across Southern CA, specifically around San Diego.. Several are owned / run by fellow Palm Talk members. ( Phill @ Jungle Music,  @Josh-O, etc, etc.. You'll likely come home with other goodies to try here too:drool::D

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aztropic
5 hours ago, TomJ said:

Long drive but.... Home Depot in SoCAl has big ones for $70

 

4 hours ago, Coasta said:

I wish I knew that! I was in california last weekend and went to moon valley but they said all the bottle palma died. :/

HD has them available locally at higher prices.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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GottmitAlex

Floribunda has 1g seedlings at around 5 bucks. But you have to purchase $100 +shipping worth of stock.

Which is not bad.

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Merlyn2220
On 5/26/2020 at 4:12 PM, aztropic said:

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Yikes those are stretched!  If grown outdoors I bet the next leaves will be half that length.  Lowes had a "spring special" last year on Spindles and Bottles, their larger pots were only $35 for a single with about that size "trunk."  Walmart even sells them here in FL, which is really surprising. 

So I'm not sure where you can find some seedlings, but I can say that Bottles and Spindles work very well in pots almost indefinitely.  You'd just have to find a spot with the right amount of light to get them to grow well without torching them in the sun.  I know in FL they love full sun and hate the shade, but that might be different in AZ.

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Coasta
11 minutes ago, Merlyn2220 said:

Yikes those are stretched!  If grown outdoors I bet the next leaves will be half that length.  Lowes had a "spring special" last year on Spindles and Bottles, their larger pots were only $35 for a single with about that size "trunk."  Walmart even sells them here in FL, which is really surprising. 

So I'm not sure where you can find some seedlings, but I can say that Bottles and Spindles work very well in pots almost indefinitely.  You'd just have to find a spot with the right amount of light to get them to grow well without torching them in the sun.  I know in FL they love full sun and hate the shade, but that might be different in AZ.

Thats amazing! I am hoping a bigger one does well on my patio. 

 

Also I purchased 3 seedlings off az tropic.  Can't wait to see them grow! Going to pot them up this weekend!! Thanks Aztropic!!! 

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aztropic

Get 'em into 1 gallon or larger size pots,and you'll be amazed at how quickly this species grows! :)

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Coasta

Thanks Aztropic! I can't wait until the weekend to get them going.  I am excited to see them grow!

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TomJ
On 5/26/2020 at 1:12 PM, aztropic said:

 

HD has them available locally at higher prices.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Love the "No direct sun" on the sign.  Here as much sun as you can...

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Coasta

So they can take the full sun here in arizona? :0

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aztropic

No.Best put in a nice ceramic pot on a covered patio in Arizona.If you can provide complete protection from our extreme western afternoon sun,they can be grown outdoors in the ground.Here is mine,grown from a 3 gallon size,picked up at HD.

 

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Coasta

Thanks Aztropic!!! :))

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Phil

I'd personally recommend the Spindle Palm (Hyophorbe verschafeltii) over the Bottle Palm.  The latter take a really bad winter hit with our colder weather.

The Spindles do better with our weather and are just as cool.

PHil

 

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Coasta
4 hours ago, Phil said:

I'd personally recommend the Spindle Palm (Hyophorbe verschafeltii) over the Bottle Palm.  The latter take a really bad winter hit with our colder weather.

The Spindles do better with our weather and are just as cool.

PHil

 

Thanks Phil! I have one of those in mind to purchase too :). I may end up putting a spindle in the ground when the time comes. :)

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