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I think the arikury may get a bad rap due to being a queen palm relative.  And, I think I’m preaching to the choir that the queen is overused and boring. However, 20 years ago in my palm planting frenzy I got some seeds and planted them throughout the yard.  Super carefree and ornamental.  Stays much smaller that the queen.  They grow so easy and without care that it is a no brainer to plant.  

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redant

I agree, I really like this palm, super easy and stays smaller so you can enjoy it. I had 2 which have now given me enough seeds that I have a lot of the around my yard. 

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Central Floridave

Yup, they can be prolific on the seed making department.   Since they are a queen relative, they do sprout very easy.  Not as weedy as a Queen can get.  Those queens can volunteer everywhere and if you don't pay attention they can be ten feet in a blink of an eye. Not arikury.  They grow slower.  I don't see them volunteering underneath but they may be able to be a weed.      

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quaman58

That's a really pretty palm. I planted out another strap leaf seedling this spring. Funny, I'd actually planted one several years ago, but was perplexed at the lack of spines, thinking maybe it wasn't mature enough. Turns out it was actually a hybrid, hence the lack of spines. 

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Ben in Norcal

I can definitely see where all of my Coco Queens get their good looks!

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WaianaeCrider

I think I have one in the ground but in an area that needs lots of shruby crap to be cut so I can take a picture.  LOL

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Stevetoad

I have two. I forgot that I planted one and bought another later on. Easy little palm. 

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redant
6 hours ago, Central Floridave said:

I think the arikury may get a bad rap due to being a queen palm relative.  And, I think I’m preaching to the choir that the queen is overused and boring. However, 20 years ago in my palm planting frenzy I got some seeds and planted them throughout the yard.  Super carefree and ornamental.  Stays much smaller that the queen.  They grow so easy and without care that it is a no brainer to plant.  

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Whets the tinny little palm to the left of it?

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Central Floridave

tinny palm is a chamadorea.  Don't know which one. forget.  

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Jim in Los Altos
16 hours ago, quaman58 said:

That's a really pretty palm. I planted out another strap leaf seedling this spring. Funny, I'd actually planted one several years ago, but was perplexed at the lack of spines, thinking maybe it wasn't mature enough. Turns out it was actually a hybrid, hence the lack of spines. 

Interesting. I didn’t realize that any Syagrus species had any spines. 

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Ben in Norcal
10 hours ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

Interesting. I didn’t realize that any Syagrus species had any spines. 

Schizos are quite prickly!

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quaman58
10 hours ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

Interesting. I didn’t realize that any Syagrus species had any spines. 

Jim, I should have been a bit clearer. They actually have serrated petiole edges, similar to Livistona..

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Stevetoad
1 hour ago, quaman58 said:

Jim, I should have been a bit clearer. They actually have serrated petiole edges, similar to Livistona..

Here’s a pic of what the spines look like. Sharp buggers. 

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AlohaJen

I just picked one up today, can’t wait to get it planted in my Palm garden. 
 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@AlohaJen Welcome to PT !!! Looks like you got yourself a nice palm. Im sure it cant wait to get in the ground =) 

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Stevetoad
2 hours ago, AlohaJen said:

I just picked one up today, can’t wait to get it planted in my Palm garden. 
 

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Welcome to palmtalk. You got a nice one!  

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