Hi Everyone. I got these two Butias a year or two ago. They were together in a bag, but not labeled. The grower said that they were an unused one but couldn’t remember the species. It now appears that they are two different ones. Or is the purple colour not an identifying feature? The purple one doesn’t appear to have signs of spines but the green one does. Any ideas on what it could be?
About 10 years ago when I was trying to replant my back yard jungle, I bought a 3g Burretiokentia hapala to plant in it. I soon realized my FL sun was way too brutal for the little guy, so I set up a makeshift shade structure for the rest of the season. I kept a number of juvenile A. cunninghamianas as backup plantings and before the next summer I strategically placed several of them around my little Burretiokentia. Fast forward 5-6 years and what I believed to be my slow growing hapala croaked. By then I accepted palm deaths as part of palm growing so I shrugged and figured the picabeens would carry on. I took a really close look at one of them and realized it looked different. Its fronds were a dark green, not picabeen lime green and all the rachises had a "twist" in the middle that tipped each frond almost perpendicular to the ground. Piccabeen fronds lie almost flat and perpendicular to the ground. This palm's crownshaft was a deep emerald green and its skinny trunk brownish-green with prominent leaf scars. Picabeen trunks are gray.
"Wait!" I said to myself. "Did my B. hapala actually survive and grow lurking among the picabeens?" Then I studied the twisted fronds and wondered, "Is this palm actually a Ravenea?"
Because years ago I planted several species of Ravenea in the jungle, including R. hildebrandtii - but no majesties. As time passed, all of them bit the dust. Or so I thought.
Can anyone tell me what this very handsome palm is?
Saw these palms - they look very tropical (archies?) that I doubt will make it through the winter here in College Station. Thank you for the help in IDing these guys.
By Pablo Palma
Hello everyone, recently joined new member. Very nice to meet you all!!
Could you help me with an ID for this palm? My first guess was Adonidia merrillii but somehow just looks different to me. What do you think? I can add details of trunk, fruits, inflorescences and leaves if required. Thanks.
so my butia was in decline along with my other plants this past winter indoors
a combination of insects, overwatering and underwatering
the yellowing started during this time
when it came outside it put out a nice sized leaf but it was yellow as well
after doing some reading here on the forum i found a thread which recommended adding sulphur to the soil
Butia capitata yellowing... posted by County Ag Agent
i have been adding small spoonfuls of sulphur and it has worked to green up the butiathank you!!
a friend bought two foxtail palms this spring but now the spears are too tall to fit at his place
looks like i will be plant sitting these two foxtails!
one spent its summer not too far from me, the other was outside of toronto
it went through some cold temps which we did not get here in toronto recently
so some leaves have gone brown on the one
something i found interesting was out of my two mediterranean fan palms the taller one has a skinny trunk and the shorter one has much more gerth
squirrels wreaked havoc on my seedlings.. i will do a final count when they come inside but there were significant losses
next year i will take precautions to avoid this
here are some pics of the yard