So we live in Lake Charles, La. Recently devastated by hurricane Laura. While driving around I noticed a fairly large palmetto tree in the ditch that someone removed from their property (4ft trunk). It looks like it will transplant pretty well. I have a few questions from the experts. Does anyone have experience moving these? How much would one with a 4 ft trunk weigh? Because we would probably have to pick it up by hand to get it in the bed of the truck. ( two 30ish year old guys) 2nd question. Does it look healthy? I feel like it's in perfect shape. Haha. Well any tips and advice would be greatly. I will attach a picture. Thanks!
so my butia was in decline along with my other plants this past winter indoors
a combination of insects, overwatering and underwatering
the yellowing started during this time
when it came outside it put out a nice sized leaf but it was yellow as well
after doing some reading here on the forum i found a thread which recommended adding sulphur to the soil
Butia capitata yellowing... posted by County Ag Agent
i have been adding small spoonfuls of sulphur and it has worked to green up the butiathank you!!
a friend bought two foxtail palms this spring but now the spears are too tall to fit at his place
looks like i will be plant sitting these two foxtails!
one spent its summer not too far from me, the other was outside of toronto
it went through some cold temps which we did not get here in toronto recently
so some leaves have gone brown on the one
something i found interesting was out of my two mediterranean fan palms the taller one has a skinny trunk and the shorter one has much more gerth
squirrels wreaked havoc on my seedlings.. i will do a final count when they come inside but there were significant losses
next year i will take precautions to avoid this
here are some pics of the yard
I have 3 unusual Sabal seedlings for sale as a lot. The first one in a 4" pot lost its tag a while back. I suspect it may be a Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf by its size and coloration BUT I don't know for sure. It is 2-3 years old and still strap leaf but is ready to go into a larger pot or the ground.
The second two seedlings are from seeds I collected in the spring of 2019 when I visited Rotary Park in far south Cape Coral. I walked along the park nature trail, then saw some strange looking trunked Sabals in the wetlands off the trail. They were large and quite old and their leaves did not look like typical wild Sabal palmetto. Leaves were unusually flat and pinnae cut very shallowly. I saw a number of these palms in that vicinity - a whole population. Rotary Park has been around for decades but I wondered if these old Sabals were a remnant of a separate species planted by man or natural occurences. As Sabal seeds ripen in late fall here, most of these palms were bare of seeds, but I managed to pluck some leftovers. I also took a raft of photos to post here but no one offered any ideas what these unknown Sabals may be. Anyway, 3 of the seeds germinated for me last year so I am keeping one plant and selling the other two.
Mystery Sabal Seedlings x3: $15.00 for the lot
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Mystery Sabals x3
Mystery Sabal #1
Mystery Sabals #2 & #3, Rotary Park, Cape Coral, FL
Rotary Park Mystery Sabals, 2019
Here are some Sabals with massive crowns. They are at the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Wanna guess what kind they are?
I have some seeds from a Texas Sabal for free or if you want to trade for other cold hardy seeds for 8b.
I also have some pure filifera and dactylifera seeds.