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My golden malayan dwarf's trunk is beginning to fatten up.

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CodyORB

Hooray! I'm impressed at the growth rate in the marginal conditions. What kind of fertilizer are you using?

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GottmitAlex

Thanks! PalmGain and Salt!

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Looking good, Alex.  Keep up the good work.  How tall would you say it is in overall height?  And for that matter, how tall in overall height is your tallest one, and what variety is it?

John

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GottmitAlex
30 minutes ago, Mr. Coconut Palm said:

Looking good, Alex.  Keep up the good work.  How tall would you say it is in overall height?  And for that matter, how tall in overall height is your tallest one, and what variety is it?

John

Thanks John. Golden malayan dwarf (or so they said when I bought it on ebay as a single leaf seedling) . I'd say 10-11 ft. tall overall. The fence is 6ft, but the cocos' trunks are a 1/2 ft. below the fenceline and this one has its tallest leaf another 4ft. above it.

 

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Fi Melbourne
2 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

My golden malayan dwarf's trunk is beginning to fatten up.

:D

 

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How old is this one? You must be doing all the things right, beautiful looking palms you have there :-)  Do you still protect them during winter? I wish I can grow mine in the ground like yours. A bit too cold for my climate.

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17 minutes ago, Fi Melbourne said:

How old is this one? You must be doing all the things right, beautiful looking palms you have there :-)  Do you still protect them during winter? I wish I can grow mine in the ground like yours. A bit too cold for my climate.

One leaf-seedling in 2016. That's when I planted it. 

I do not protect (tarps,etc) 4 out of the 5 cocos. Except for the 75W brood lights when temps are at 8C or less during winter nights.  Lights are trained at the soil and for my oldest, at the meristem. 

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palmsOrl
3 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

My golden malayan dwarf's trunk is beginning to fatten up.

:D

 

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That palm is one short step from starting to trunk, for sure.  I’m excited for you Alex!  Even if the actual trunk doesn’t begin to show for another year or two in your climate, that is one super healthy Cocos and it will be trunking before you know it.  All of your extraordinary effort has paid off.

-Michael

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sandgroper

Good stuff Alex, it's getting bigger now mate!

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NickJames
2 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

One leaf-seedling in 2016. That's when I planted it. 

I do not protect (tarps,etc) 4 out of the 5 cocos. Except for the 75W brood lights when temps are at 8C or less during winter nights.  Lights are trained at the soil and for my oldest, at the meristem. 

What are you using!? Can you send me links!?

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NickJames
5 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

My golden malayan dwarf's trunk is beginning to fatten up.

:D

 

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LOVE! I guess ours are around the same size? Maybe mine is a tad larger, but could just be an illusion since mine is in the middle of the yard. 

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GottmitAlex
41 minutes ago, NickJames said:

What are you using!? Can you send me links!?

Just big box store 75w brooder lamps. (I.e. For chickens). 

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GottmitAlex
44 minutes ago, NickJames said:

LOVE! I guess ours are around the same size? Maybe mine is a tad larger, but could just be an illusion since mine is in the middle of the yard. 

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This is how mine began in 2016.

 

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This is how mine began in 2016.

 

Awesome! I wonder where mine was...

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Cluster

Awesome Alex!, Can't wait to see the trunk soon, good job, keep us up to date:)  

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GottmitAlex

danke!

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Matt from LA

Looks like those are planted a bit too close to the wall. You’ll likely have problems as they fatten up. 

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GottmitAlex
1 hour ago, Matt from LA said:

Looks like those are planted a bit too close to the wall. You’ll likely have problems as they fatten up. 

Looking forward to it!

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palmfriend

Great efforts were made from the beginning - and now, Alex, you get rewarded! 

If your palms keep growing this way, you are making history in the world of palms!

best regards - 

Lars

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Mr. Coconut Palm
On 9/22/2020 at 8:31 PM, GottmitAlex said:

Thanks John. Golden malayan dwarf (or so they said when I bought it on ebay as a single leaf seedling) . I'd say 10-11 ft. tall overall. The fence is 6ft, but the cocos' trunks are a 1/2 ft. below the fenceline and this one has its tallest leaf another 4ft. above it.

 

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Okay, Alex.  Looking good.

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sandgroper

It's getting exciting now Alex, it's fun zone pushing these things!

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sipalms
13 minutes ago, sandgroper said:

It's getting exciting now Alex, it's fun zone pushing these things!

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How far do these beauties spread their roots? 

Coming from the tropics and growing in full exposure in habitat, you'd think they have pretty serious root structures, would that be right?

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sandgroper
15 minutes ago, sipalms said:

How far do these beauties spread their roots? 

Coming from the tropics and growing in full exposure in habitat, you'd think they have pretty serious root structures, would that be right?

The ones I've seen growing in the north of our state seem to have a reasonably compact rootball, I've seen them growing quite close to walls and buildings and they don't seem to cause any grief. I've seen them in Broome where the rootball has been quite exposed due to erosion from rain etc....and it's been a fairly tight ball of fibrous roots., I suppose that doesn't mean they're all like that but the ones I've seen where you could see the roots seem to be pretty similar. 

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sandgroper

I found this pic online, this is the sort of thing I've seen up north in our state.

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lzorrito
11 hours ago, sandgroper said:

it's fun zone pushing these things!

Zone pushing you say?? Oh man, it looks like it's "at home"! Just look at that trunk! It will certainly start pushing hard in your incoming spring and summer. :greenthumb:

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