Hi! This is my first posting time here but I’ve enjoying learning about palms and other tropical plants through this awesome site. I just acquired this new ficus but the owner wasn’t sure what the variety was, but I got a good deal on it, so I couldn’t pass it up. It’s not a lyrata or an Audrey (not fuzzy textured leaves). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
By 3 Milesfrom Gulf of Mexico
My archontophoenix alexandrae threw this spear about two years ago. It is the stunted leaf on the left side of the tree. It's been a battle ever since. Slow growing until this growing season. The palm has thrown three nice healthy looking spears in last three months. The palm is about 8 years old. Is this frizzle top? Or could this be some type of viral infection the palm had. The palm was planted as a seedling.
By Cool Ritchie
I need assistance in determining what type of hybridized Phoenix Reclinata palm this is on the photos. After doing some research, I see Reclinata and Sylvester. I'm fascinated with the branches/leaves that look like the Sylvester but multi stem like the Reclinata. Any comment or advise is much appreciated. Live in Central/West Florida.
I am unable to identify this Sabal. The seeds are super tiny even smaller than W. filifera.
It is very cold hardy as the recent snow storm in Austin with temperatures down to the upper single digits did not have even the slightest hint of damage while most other sabal (except for minor) got significant foliar damage, the Mediterranean fan palms got defoliated and some were killed and even some Trachycarpus fortunei sustained damage.
The pictures below were taken exactly one year apart, so you can see the growth rate.
I'm trying to figure out what I have here, 2 young palms but maybe enough features now to narrow it down. Any ideas?
Seedling #1 - Very lush green, aggressive root system, fast grower, looking like a Phoenix (maybe Canary or long shot rupicola) or I could be way off.
Seedling #2 - Green with blue hue, moderate grower that seems to be getting a little faster, originally thought blue minor but it's been growing an above grown trunk.