I have a couple beautifully grown ravenea xerophila in 20 gal pots available. This size almost is almost NEVER available for sale. These are very old FULL SUN grown plants and I'm only asking 450.00ea.
I also have a couple 15 gals for 350.00 each
If you are interested please text me at 626-278-6388 or send me a PM. Sorry no shipping
thanks for looking
I just wanted to post some progressive photos of a couple very large ravenea xerophila I dug up last month. It seems that they are really starting to push new growth.
I was very optimistic that these would survive the dig. I did manage to get a good size root ball but the amount of carrot sized tap roots I had to cut through was terrifying to say the least.
I have read and have been told that all I need to see is at least 3 inches of new growth on the emerging spear and I will be out of the woods. I'm not sure exactly how true that theory so I wanted to know your thoughts. so far so good on my end I guess?
these pics were taked on the day of the dig
As usual I'm at it again digging specimen palms. Today I dug another good sized ravenea xerophila with perfect weather conditions. I'm not sure this guy will make it???? I give it a 50-50 chance since the dirt fell off the root ball and was pretty much bare rooted. I cauterized every single root that was cut during the dig process to ensure maximum moisture retention in the root system. I have had pretty good success with digging this species when most people say you can didg them.
lets see what happens in the next few months?
my transport method
in the green house for recovery
By palm tree man
I know that this is a very slow grower and that it has a root that reminds me of a cycad. I also know that despite its name it does not like to be dry all the time and does enjoy being watered regularly. What else do we know about it? Does anyone know anything that is not listed in Dave's Garden or on Palmpedia or in "An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms". This is a really cool palm in my opinion, some people prefer the other more lush Ravenea but I like this one because it is so different.
I'm really excited because I just germinated 8 R. xerophila seeds in the past 2 weeks. These are the first Ravenea seeds I've been able to germinate. Are they remote or adjacent germinators? So far, I'm not sure. They are large seeds so I put each one in its own 1g pot. Is that enoough for a while? Are they as root-sensitive as Bizzies or a bit more forgiving?
I put all of them out in the blazing sun. It is oppressively hot & humid now with rainy season coming on. Can these seeds tolerate that much moisture on a daily basis for the next 4 months without rotting? I know they are S-L-O-W growing so I want to give them ever chance to survive.