Hello I was wondering if people could share how they germinate W. Filifera and Robusta seeds, I am wondering what the ideal temperature for germination is, as I have my Filifera seeds in a pot at room temperature with the soil at around 67 F, will they germinate?
I have several canary date palms (phoenix canariensis) which are showing problems with pests. The first one forms hard bumps on the leaf. I sprayed it pretty intensely with neam oil, but I don't know if it is dead (and just the skeleton remains) or if the pest is still active. What scares me is that I saw the same type of pest start to appear on a different phoenix about 100 meters distant. All told, I have 5 on the property, and I want to kill this pest before it spreads further... and especially before it gets into the big one, I have no idea how I'd spray anything into that beauty.
One of my other small phoenixes has these little black lines on its leaf. I'm sure it is another type of nasty bug, and would love some tips on how to get rid of it.
Organic methods are strongly preferred. Man-made poisons just linger too long in the environment and have spillover effects.
Here is a catalog of all the bigger CIDP's around London and their locations, so that they can be monitored moving forward. It also helps for people to know where they can find them exactly, should they be in the area and decide to visit some. Many of these CIDP's are not well known, so I will be photo-documenting and logging quite a lot of fairly large specimens in the city and suburbs.
Starting with the one at Lambeth Bridge...
River Gardens, Fulham
These CIDP's on the intersection are fruiting profusely and producing viable seed...
Another one further down the street...
There's two big CIDP's outside Hackney town hall. They've been there about 20 years.
It's in need of a trim, which will make the trunk look even bigger...
Mount Street gardens, Mayfair
White City, west London
Next to a church in Ealing, West London.
Next to Wimbledon fire station.
People's back gardens in Bermondsey, south west London
Wapping, East London
Apartments in Fulham
St. Annes in Notting Hill
Front gardens kitted out...
Another in Notting Hill...
A back yard in the London suburb of Leyton...
Decent sized specimen in Walworth...
That will do for now. I will upload the rest tomorrow as there are tons of other CIDP's in people's gardens/yards. I've barely scratched the surface on the London CIDP's yet...
New to seed germination indoors as I've previously just bought potted palms. I've discovered with a couple species that potted purchased palms that don't do well indoors....and die, do much better if grown from seed.
I'm using baggie method and heat mats and trays with pretty good luck.
My question is, when is the best time to plant them up and also to remove from any bottom heat? I don't want to "cook" the new seedlings.
Are heat mats only supposed to be used to get seed to "pop"?
CIDP are really hard to find around here but looky what I stumbled upon. I didn't buy it but was super tempted. The nursery got 3 in to see how they'd do, if they still have them in March I think I may have a spot for it