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Carpoxylon Update

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MattyB

You may recall that my Carpoxylon had a severe case of pink rot last winter.  I thought I was gonna lose it, but it's actually pulled through.  There is a hollow spot in the woody trunk that I assume will eventually open up and be unsightly, but the growing point is up and away from any of that funkiness.  Since I cut down a foxtail that was above it (foxtail was riddled with pink rot) the Carpoxylon has thrown a few leaves that are much more compact and recurved due to the extra sunlight.  It's looking pretty darn good and doing a visible swelling of the base.  Here's the visuals....

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lzorrito
19 minutes ago, MattyB said:

Carpoxylon has thrown a few leaves that are much more compact and recurved due to the extra sunlight

It's on a well sheltered spot. Is it North facing, filtered/half day sun?

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MattyB
4 minutes ago, lzorrito said:

It's on a well sheltered spot. Is it North facing, filtered/half day sun?

lzorrito, it's a southwest exposure with some full sun, but mostly filtered.

 

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realarch

Oh yeah, that’s looking mighty fine regardless of location. Personally for me, this juvenile period is when this palm is most attractive. Being able to enjoy the unique crown shaft at eye level. Mine have grown waaayyyy beyond and up.up and away.

Tim

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lzorrito
14 minutes ago, MattyB said:

lzorrito, it's a southwest exposure with some full sun, but mostly filtered.

 

Thanks Matty!

Humm...if it stands your occasional dry heat. I'm thinking maybe it will grow out here. Have been asked once or twice I if didn't want to try Carpoxylon. But...not convinced yet.

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Palm Tree Jim

Can I just say.....jealous Matty!

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The Gerg

This is nicest I’ve seen in California.

Kudos.

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BS Man about Palms

Friggin Awesome dude! Keep it up!!

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