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I’ve had an interest in palms from around the Caribbean (and surrounding areas), and I started trying them a few years ago.  ‘Palms of Cuba’ states that many of the Copernicia species are seasonally flooded, with clay/soils, though I know many have luck on limestone based heavily alkaline spikes, with sharp drainage.  I’ve amended with perlite, marble chips, concrete chunks, gypsum, and a good bit of mulch.  Everything gets hand watered with the hose, once every week or two.  Palm plus fert.  I have many others to try, but many are still too small to plant.  Everything went in as a three gallon, within the last 5 years.  Recently my meter box was replaced, and you can get a good look at my clay soil.
 

Copernicia Macroglossa (Cuba (deep green))

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Copernicia Baileyana (Cuba (bluish green/greenish blue))
 

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Cocothrinax Fragrans (Cuba/Hispaniola (silver))

Cocothrinax Argentata (Florida (deep green))

Thrinax Radiata (Central America (lime green))

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My soil

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Let’s see yours -

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Barry

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GottmitAlex

Caribbean palms in San Diego/Tijuana region (2 miles south of the SD border).

 

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Josue Diaz

This is copernicia baileyana. I also have a thrinax radiata and a couple of others. I'll try to remember to get pictures later today.  My soil is very sandy and fast draining. I can dig in it with my hands pretty easily - especially when it's wet. 

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