One of my Dypsis pembana is a clump planted near an Aloidendron "Hercules". A while back the Aloidendron had quite a bit of black mold on it, not too unusual for me to get in the spring when marine layers persist along the coastline. When we finally got a nice clear dry and hot day, I decided to blast off the mold with the hose and a high pressure nozzle. Apparently some of that black mold washed into the crownshaft of the tallest and closest trunk of my clump of Dypsis pembana. I noticed the next emerging leaf appeared stunted, but I didn't do anything. Fast forward about 18 months and the last healthy leaf base came off in December exposing what was going on underneath. While there are new leaves and it is struggling to progress, its fate is sealed with the rotten constricted trunk. I think there are at least 4 other trunks growing right now in the clump, so I will only lose what used to be the tallest in the group. While Dypsis pembana is fast, the Aloidendron has exceeded the palms growth. Both were planted in late 2010, the Dypsis pembana from a 7 gallon and the Aloidendron from a 1 gallon.
My only dilemma is whether to take that trunk from the base, the top, or just wait for it to topple in some wind event. What would you do if it were in your garden?
About 10 or more Coccothrinax var havanensis seedlings, mostly 3-4 leaves. These are several yrs old. There is always a possibility of hybridization in my yard, but these have been slow growing. $4 each, minimum of 3 seedlings, Plus Shipping, bare root in spaghum.
Hola! My name is Paola and I live in Costa Rica.
Long story short...almost a year ago my partner and I got curious about some massive palms that had a huge flower on top, months later we saw that one of them was bearing fruits, so we started researching on the internet because it was not a common species found in our country, so we found out that these palms where possibly Talipot palms or Corypha umbraculifera, due to the characteristics that they had. Not so many people know about this here in our country, so this exclusive event of nature, ended up not being noticed, and the neighbors didn’t got too impressed either. We also read about the unique way in which they reproduce, so we felt that we had to honor this palm genetics, so we gathered a lot of seeds, and seedlings that where germinating under the dying palm mom.
Since these palms are not native to Costa Rica, we wanted to understand a bit more of how they got here to the pacific coast of costa rica, so if someone has knowledge about this it would be interesting to know the history if these amazing palms.
Also, we are just nature and plant lovers, so we don’t have any experience on growing these type of palms, so we would appreciate if anyone has recommendations about light exposure, fertilizers, or any tips that you can give us, so we can get to have them healthy and growing in good conditions.
And since it is so hard to reproduce these beautiful palms, do you guys know if there is any conservation program for these species? Or if you think they can be transported to a specialized nursery or something like that?
Any comments would be appreciated.
I will attach some pictures, from the adult palms as well as the seedlings and young palms, I just feel they are magnificent and they need to be admired:
I am selling my remaining African oil palm seeds and over a dozen seedlings that volunteered in my yard in one lot. Palmpedia is acting up at the moment but you can read about this palm below:
See summary below:
Elaeis guineensis seedlings: 12+ one- and two-leaf seedlings
Elaeis guineensis seeds: 12+ seeds
COST FOR LOT = $20.00
Shipping for Lot = $10.00 via Priority Mail No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
TOTAL = $30.00
Payment via Paypal
PM me if you are interested
The area underneath my bodacious and productive royal palm is packed with seedlings that germinated 6 to 8 months ago. Fall starts tomorrow and they can't stay there over the winter. If I can't find them new homes, I'll send them to the compost pile. People on PT have told me how difficult royal palms are to find - I got more than I can handle. So, I am selling them for $0.25 (a quarter) each. And they won't be tiny spikes - they will range from approx. 10" to 20" tall with established roots and 1-3 strap leaves. If you want to establish a grove of royals, start a royal nursery or gift friends and family with them, now is your chance to buy them in bulk. See below:
Roystonea regia 10-20" tall seedlings: $0.25 each
Shipping: to be quoted based on number of seedlings and destination (min $10.00) via Priority Mail. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI.
TOTAL: To be Determined
Payment via Paypal
PM me if you are interested
Sale lasts until seedlings are all sold or I send them to compost
Photos: Seedlings 1-4; Mother Palm 5