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Dimimelbourne

Hi all,

I’m new on here and to this wonderful world of palms. What started as a tropical plant hobby has turned into a fun and for-filling obsession apexed by a love for graceful palms. Scouring through Facebook market place, I came across this beautiful palm which was sold as a c. Renda but I’m unsure as it seems to lack the vibrant red even at 4ft tall. As I live in a temperate climate i understand it’ll be a challenge to grow too so any tips would be greatly appreciated! It’s pretty warm right now so I have it sitting outside but will definitely bring it in if temperatures drop below 15c (59f.)

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1 hour ago, Dimimelbourne said:

Hi all,

I’m new on here and to this wonderful world of palms. What started as a tropical plant hobby has turned into a fun and for-filling obsession apexed by a love for graceful palms. Scouring through Facebook market place, I came across this beautiful palm which was sold as a c. Renda but I’m unsure as it seems to lack the vibrant red even at 4ft tall. As I live in a temperate climate i understand it’ll be a challenge to grow too so any tips would be greatly appreciated! It’s pretty warm right now so I have it sitting outside but will definitely bring it in if temperatures drop below 15c (59f.)

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hard to tell from the photos  really, but usually you would start seeing the red on some of them even as younger plants.   I'd take a guess that maybe it was sold mislabeled.   Wait and see what happens when old leaves begin to fall off.  

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It resembles a regular C. renda in all respects, minus the color. Probably grown in a packed shadehouse while pot-to-pot. Get some time release fertilizer on it and see what happens.

Ryan

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2 hours ago, Palmarum said:

It resembles a regular C. renda in all respects, minus the color. Probably grown in a packed shadehouse while pot-to-pot. Get some time release fertilizer on it and see what happens.

Ryan

Thanks for your replies. So maybe give it a bit more sun, a pot upgrade and see from there? I don’t mind if it is a hybrid as I have heard they’re easier to care for, even in summer here in Melbourne I couldn’t leave it outside the whole time as we do get nights dropping down to 14c (58f) sometimes.

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On 11/20/2020 at 10:24 AM, Palmarum said:

I asked someone who lives up in far north Queensland (known to have a tropical climate) and she said that she experiences fungal troubles when keeping c rendas constantly wet.  She suggests watering it only moderately and letting it dry a little. I found this interesting as it contradicts everything I’ve read thus far about this Palm. Especially given as she grows them in a tropical and humid climate. Anyone else experienced this?

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