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realarch

Well, in an attempt to delete a double post, I deleted the entire thread. Uff da!

I'll dispense with the commentary. 

Thanks for all the comments, they were appreciated. 

Tim

The first is Dypsis robusta.

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Dypsis hovomantsina

 

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Dypsis 'dark mealy bug'

 

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Dypsis carlsmithii

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Dypsis mananjarensis

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Dypsis ampasindavae

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Dypsis prestoniana. 

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Dypsis 'blue decipiens' or D. 'betafala'. 

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realarch

This is that Dypsis sp. metallic. Nice white coloring on those swollen leaf sheaths. 

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realarch

Just had to post this photo of an Attalea phalerata. This trunk is just massive. 

Tim

 

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Fusca
39 minutes ago, realarch said:

The first is Dypsis robusta.

 

That robusta is indeed robust!  :greenthumb:

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
28 minutes ago, realarch said:

Just had to post this photo of an Attalea phalerata. This trunk is just massive

Need to see all of that bad boy !! 

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Darold Petty

OK, this really settles the issue, I should just scrape off my garden and astroturf the whole property !  :mrlooney:

Seriously though,  killer palms,  thanks for posting  :greenthumb:

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James B

Regardless my growth rate in California is going to be sad compared to yours but could you rank your Dypsis by speed of growth?

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Hilo Jason

That’s the smallest 5 gallon paint bucket I’ve ever seen!

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Central Floridave

Wowsa. Thanks for the photos.  

I started experimenting pressure washing palm trunks.  3 months of staying home and getting creative of things to pressure wash. I did the entire driveway, house, pool deck, old wood decks then looking for more I noticed some black fungi growing up a large Bismarckia.  I hit it with just 2000 psi (any more psi and may chip trunk) and it all came off and it looks better now.  Actually looks as good as when you hit an old moldy wood deck w/pressure washer.   Wondering if you guys ever tried that on your palms. I always see a lot of green mossy growth on your palms.  I know it is just cosmetic, but that is why we grow palms, as ornamentals.  Just throwing this out there.  

Great photos with amazing palms!  

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Palm Tree Jim

I have no words.....:yay:

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Peter

Great thread!

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realarch

Mahalo again everyone. 

TJ here is a photo of the Attalea phalerata. I keep the fronds trimmed up as they are so long at this point, 20' +, and hang over the roof. 

Darold, no need for such drastic actions, but in case you do.........please send that Geonoma undata to Hilo. 

David, I guess it all comes down to personal preference and practicality. I would be power washing literally all the time if I were so inclined. With 140"- 180" , ( 3556mm-4570mm), of rain fall

annually, stuff just grows and grows. That's what rain forests do.  

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@realarch Thanks for pic , the scale bucket is almost blended in. That bad boy is monstrous , any other Attaleas on the property? 

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Justin
On 6/10/2020 at 5:34 PM, realarch said:

This is that Dypsis sp. metallic. Nice white coloring on those swollen leaf sheaths. 

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How hard are these to find?  I'd love to plant one.

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realarch

Justin, you might check with Bill or Jeff. Not sure of availability at this point. 

It’s turning out to be an attractive palm.

Tim

 

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palmfriend

Tim,

no worries about the deleted thread, just post them again and

again - I am pretty sure that no one gets angry about this eye candy! ;)

best regards -

Lars

 

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Daryl

Great photos Tim!

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John hovancsek

Good luck finding a metallic I want one to and they are nowhere.  If you do find one please let me know

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branislav

Wonderful! Love these big Dypsis. I would post photos of mine, but I can't find a pot small enough for comparison. :-)

 

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Firepalm

So awesome! Thanks for sharing

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John hovancsek

One of my future monsters.. thanks Jason 

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Hilo Jason
On 6/15/2020 at 8:57 AM, John hovancsek said:

One of my future monsters.. thanks Jason 

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That’s looking great John!  Happy to see it thriving at your place. I had another friend here in Hilo dig one up about the same size and it also didn’t skip a beat. 

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Dypsisdean
On 6/15/2020 at 8:57 AM, John hovancsek said:

One of my future monsters.. thanks Jason 

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That looks like a perfect example of the tell-tale juvenile characteristics of the Dypsis robusta - for many years the mythical Dypsis "White Stem" - IMO

A great palm.

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Tracy
41 minutes ago, Dypsisdean said:

That looks like a perfect example of the tell-tale juvenile characteristics of the Dypsis robusta - for many years the mythical Dypsis "White Stem" - IMO

A great palm.

Based on how good that looks in apparently full sun, I'm coming to the conclusion that I don't get sunburn as much as it probably doesn't like the absence of humidity on my D robusta.  It is definitely more sensitive to my winter cold than D prestoniana as well.  That's a beautiful and happy palm John!  D robusta is truly a happy non-native in Hawaii.

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Hilo Jason
3 hours ago, Dypsisdean said:

That looks like a perfect example of the tell-tale juvenile characteristics of the Dypsis robusta - for many years the mythical Dypsis "White Stem" - IMO

A great palm.

Yep, you nailed it Dean.  

This is one of 3 that I bought as small plants from a couple of different sellers with either no tag or Dypsis Sp? on the tag.  All 3 ended up being Dypsis Robusta.  I already had a Dypsis Robusta going in the garden so I figured I didn't need 4 in my small garden!  I gave away 2 and kept one since I liked where it's planted.  

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realarch

.......and ROBUST they are. 

Tim

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hbernstein
On 6/11/2020 at 11:08 PM, realarch said:

I would be power washing literally all the time if I were so inclined. With 140"- 180" , ( 3556mm-4570mm), of rain fall

Not meaning to highjack the thread, but with that much rain, how do you deal with the weeds? Here in South Florida, weeds can easily take over a garden within a couple of months.

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John hovancsek

All the moss and ferns go crazy here

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