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chad2468emr

After a year up in NH took me out of the hobby aside from 2 majesty palms and a lady palm, I’m finally back in FL and feeling like I can say I’m a part of the hobby given my haul from today! 

I stopped by MB palms in the Orlando area and was able to pick up the following: (The BEST part? This all only cost me $400!) 

Beccariophoenix Alfreddi: 15 gal 

Licuala Grandis: 3 gal

Licuala peltata var. sumawongii: 7 gal

Kentiopsis Oliviformis: 3 gal

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana: 7 gal

Areca Vestiara: 4 inch quart

Copernicia Fallaensis: 4 inch quart 

Butia x Syagrus: 3 gal

Dypsis Pembana: 3 gal

Chambreyonia Macrocarpa: 3 gal

Crytosachys Renda: 3 gal 

I got a deal on the oliviformis because it had had mites at one point and lost a few fronds in the process. Can’t wait to start potting (I’m renting right now so these will be with me until I buy a home in 2 years) some of the suckers up and watching them establish in the remaining month or so of summer! Pics below:

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kinzyjr

Nice haul!  Definitely off to a good start!

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The Gerg

Congratulations. Good stuff. A Beccariophoenix alfredii that size alone would be pushing $400 around my neck of the woods.

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WaianaeCrider

Size wise you did better than my shipment just in from the Big Island.  Will post pics tomorrow.  Mine was$300 w/shipping for 16  one gallon palms.

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PhilippineExpat

Wow very nice haul! Ironically I can't get this kind of variety in the Philippines, so I'm envious! The US is a great place to be for a palm enthusiast.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

What a haul , thanks for making me jealous this morning =) Nice way to start the addiction again. I have ordered palms from MB when he had his ebay acc. Always exceptionally grown palms !! 

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Palm Tree Jim

Happy planting!

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redant

Nice selection, I have seen lipsticks that size with 2 or 3 hundred dollar price tags on them at palm sales. No idea where you plan on living but some of those clearly will not like central FL.

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PalmatierMeg

Great homecoming haul!

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chad2468emr

Thanks everyone! I'm really excited. I'm sure you all know the feeling, but I keep finding myself standing outside just oogling at them, haha. I've never even seen half of these in person, so it's nice to finally see them AND have them for sure. 

1 hour ago, redant said:

Nice selection, I have seen lipsticks that size with 2 or 3 hundred dollar price tags on them at palm sales. No idea where you plan on living but some of those clearly will not like central FL.

Haha, for sure! Those ones will be staying in pots exclusively if I stay in Central FL, being brought in on nights where temps are expected to dip below 50. I lived in SFL for 7 years, and even if we head back there, the lipstick in particular probably wont end up in the ground because I've read they don't even do that well in zones 10a/10b. 

As I really dig in and familiarize myself with the bulk of these aside from how much light they have, I am trying to really coordinate which ones in particular have which level of cold sensitivity. I didn't worry about it TOO much in making my selections since there's a 50% chance I'll be back in Broward in a few years, combined with the fact that I knew they'd be in containers for the foreseeable future and I can bring them in on those chilly nights.

I'm in zone 9b presently. Which ones do you feel need to be brought in on those nights? From what I was able to gather, the following definitely need to be brought in: 

  • Both licualas (though the peltata var. sumawongii less-so from what I've read) 
  • K. oliviformis
  • C. falleaensis
  • C. renda
  • A. vestiaria

Do I have that right? 

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redant
17 minutes ago, chad2468emr said:

Thanks everyone! I'm really excited. I'm sure you all know the feeling, but I keep finding myself standing outside just oogling at them, haha. I've never even seen half of these in person, so it's nice to finally see them AND have them for sure. 

Haha, for sure! Those ones will be staying in pots exclusively if I stay in Central FL, being brought in on nights where temps are expected to dip below 50. I lived in SFL for 7 years, and even if we head back there, the lipstick in particular probably wont end up in the ground because I've read they don't even do that well in zones 10a/10b. 

As I really dig in and familiarize myself with the bulk of these aside from how much light they have, I am trying to really coordinate which ones in particular have which level of cold sensitivity. I didn't worry about it TOO much in making my selections since there's a 50% chance I'll be back in Broward in a few years, combined with the fact that I knew they'd be in containers for the foreseeable future and I can bring them in on those chilly nights.

I'm in zone 9b presently. Which ones do you feel need to be brought in on those nights? From what I was able to gather, the following definitely need to be brought in: 

  • Both licualas (though the peltata var. sumawongii less-so from what I've read) 
  • K. oliviformis
  • C. falleaensis
  • C. renda
  • A. vestiaria

Do I have that right? 

Because they are in pots,  almost all will need to be brought in on certain nights, .. my suggestions, anything below...

Beccariophoenix Alfreddi: 15 gal   32f

Licuala Grandis: 3 gal 40f

Licuala peltata var. sumawongii: 7 gal 40f

Kentiopsis Oliviformis: 3 gal 40f

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana: 7 gal 40f

Areca Vestiara: 4 inch quart 45f

Copernicia Fallaensis: 4 inch quart  40f

Butia x Syagrus: 3 gal 32f

Dypsis Pembana: 3 gal 40f

Chambreyonia Macrocarpa: 3 gal 45f

Crytosachys Renda: 3 gal 50f

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2 minutes ago, redant said:

Because they are in pots,  almost all will need to be brought in on certain nights, .. my suggestions, anything below...

Beccariophoenix Alfreddi: 15 gal   32f

Licuala Grandis: 3 gal 40f

Licuala peltata var. sumawongii: 7 gal 40f

Kentiopsis Oliviformis: 3 gal 40f

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana: 7 gal 40f

Areca Vestiara: 4 inch quart 45f

Copernicia Fallaensis: 4 inch quart  40f

Butia x Syagrus: 3 gal 32f

Dypsis Pembana: 3 gal 40f

Chambreyonia Macrocarpa: 3 gal 45f

Crytosachys Renda: 3 gal 50f

This is very helpful! Thank you! Saves me a lot of time and a lot of googling, haha.

I can say I'm more than missing living in zone 10b when imagining hauling that B. Alfredii inside.... I'm potting it up to a 25g pot later this afternoon, which will be a project in and of itself. 

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redant

You don't want the roots to get to cold, you could easily freeze the root ball in a pot on a cold night.  

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Ben in Norcal

None of these need to come in unless you are going to get a hard, long duration freeze.  All of these are fine in pots with multiple hours down to 30 degrees.

 

Beccariophoenix Alfredii

Licuala peltata var. sumawongii

Kentiopsis Oliviformis

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Butia x Syagrus

Chambreyonia Macrocarpa

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Fusca

I'd err on the side of caution, but I agree with Ben.  Particularly if you have the pots on a covered patio or with some live oak canopy to avoid frost.

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Ben in Norcal
1 minute ago, Fusca said:

I'd err on the side of caution, but I agree with Ben.  Particularly if you have the pots on a covered patio or with some live oak canopy to avoid frost.

Yes - we aren't particularly frosty in CA, I always forget that!  Under cover would be good for sure.

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chad2468emr

@Ben in Norcal @Fusca Most are in my screened-in SW facing patio that gets about 4 or 5 hours of direct light in the afternoon, but I have the more sun-thirsty palms in pots along the front in the NE corner because most of that gets sunlight from about 7:00am to 1:00pm. 

I likely will be erring on the side of caution and bringing most everything portable enough in should the weather fall below 45 (50 in the case of the lipstick) because I'm determined to get everything that can handle cold spells once in-ground IN to the actual ground when I buy a place and I don't want to lose anything in the meantime. 

Thank you all for all of your advice! This forum is seriously excellent, and though I am certainly more knowledgeable on palms than the average individual, there is always so much more to learn. I'm far from used to even having to worry about cold, so its funny that I basically need to re-learn what/how to go about things in order to fit with being just 3 hours north of where I'd previously been, haha. 

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