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The Gerg

First off all, happy new year to all my fellow palm loving friends. Let’s hope 2021 brings us all good things.

I just wanted to share a few shots of just a couple of my young palms that I think are looking pretty good so far this winter.

First, my little Bentinkia condapanna that was planted October 25th, 2019. It hasn’t been blazing fast but hasn’t been real slow either. It’s been pretty consistent so far. It’s pretty marginal for me but I think it likes this location which keeps it pretty shaded. I have another one just on the other side of the little water fall that gets more sun and gets some sun burn but hoping that one keeps chugging along as well.
Fingers crossed they both will continue to do well. I know they’ve only been in the ground 14 months so I’m just remaining cautiously optimistic at this point.

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Next my young Cyphopheonix nucele. Older than the condapanna and not really too marginal. It’s starting to look nice IMO.

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Thanks for looking. 

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James B

Nice Greg! This year I am going to try out a Bentinkia in the warmest part of my yard under canopy. Good to see it’s growing for you. 

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Palm Tree Jim

Looking good indeed!

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-2 brian

I like the  Bentinckia C. So much I planted two of them last year; one that gets a little summer sun but shaded when the sun gets low and another that gets a good amount of sun. The more shaded one is growing slower then the sunnier one but so far for me this has been a decent grower with no brown spot effects from the cold this winter. I also have about 20 sprouted cyphophoenix nucele seedlings that I sprouted from seed in 2020 hopefully omen of them makes it up to the size of your one day!  

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Josh-O
On 1/5/2021 at 12:26 AM, The Gerg said:

First off all, happy new year to all my fellow palm loving friends. Let’s hope 2021 brings us all good things.

I just wanted to share a few shots of just a couple of my young palms that I think are looking pretty good so far this winter.

First, my little Bentinkia condapanna that was planted October 25th, 2019. It hasn’t been blazing fast but hasn’t been real slow either. It’s been pretty consistent so far. It’s pretty marginal for me but I think it likes this location which keeps it pretty shaded. I have another one just on the other side of the little water fall that gets more sun and gets some sun burn but hoping that one keeps chugging along as well.
Fingers crossed they both will continue to do well. I know they’ve only been in the ground 14 months so I’m just remaining cautiously optimistic at this point.

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Next my young Cyphopheonix nucele. Older than the condapanna and not really too marginal. It’s starting to look nice IMO.

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Thanks for looking. 

nicely done :)

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Matt in OC

Looks good! In my limited experience both appreciate sun. Nucele may burn but pull through and gain some resilience. My Bentinckia in full shade is very unhappy. The other two in partial sun are reaching for the light. Good luck and enjoy!

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Bigleafpalms
On 1/5/2021 at 5:26 PM, The Gerg said:

First off all, happy new year to all my fellow palm loving friends. Let’s hope 2021 brings us all good things.

I just wanted to share a few shots of just a couple of my young palms that I think are looking pretty good so far this winter.

First, my little Bentinkia condapanna that was planted October 25th, 2019. It hasn’t been blazing fast but hasn’t been real slow either. It’s been pretty consistent so far. It’s pretty marginal for me but I think it likes this location which keeps it pretty shaded. I have another one just on the other side of the little water fall that gets more sun and gets some sun burn but hoping that one keeps chugging along as well.
Fingers crossed they both will continue to do well. I know they’ve only been in the ground 14 months so I’m just remaining cautiously optimistic at this point.

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Next my young Cyphopheonix nucele. Older than the condapanna and not really too marginal. It’s starting to look nice IMO.

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Thanks for looking. 

 

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Bigleafpalms

Hi Greg. 

Happy belated new year. Great pics to share. Cyphophoenix nucele is one of my favourites. Do you have any available seeds or seedlings. 

I live in tropical north Australia and have great trouble trying to source this palm. I would love to have the opportunity to bring into my collection and eventually share with other palm collectors here in far North Queensland. 

I would love to hear from you. 

Kindest regards

jae))

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The Gerg
On 2/16/2021 at 11:33 PM, Bigleafpalms said:

Hi Greg. 

Happy belated new year. Great pics to share. Cyphophoenix nucele is one of my favourites. Do you have any available seeds or seedlings. 

I live in tropical north Australia and have great trouble trying to source this palm. I would love to have the opportunity to bring into my collection and eventually share with other palm collectors here in far North Queensland. 

I would love to hear from you. 

Kindest regards

jae))

Sorry, I do not. I’ve only got this one Cyphophoenix nucele. I like these palms too. I see them on eBay sometimes.

 Someone here on palm talk may be able to point yo7 in the right direction though.

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Bigleafpalms

Hi Greg 

thanks for the reply. Yes you have an amazing specimen. I'm never too sure about eBay and the authenticity or viability hence why I've now joined palm talk and IPS. I know someone here bought a whole lot a seed that all turned out to be c.elegans. Poor guy. If you end up knowing anyone with legit viable seed please tag me In. Also looking for dypsis leocomalla ( sorry my letter ewe isn't working to spell it correctly) haha. Thanks again      

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James B

I have a 1 gal Bentinckia that I purchased and will planted perhaps late April/May.

It was in the green house at the nursery so it’s going to need some time to acclimate before putting in ground.

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Tracy
On 1/4/2021 at 10:26 PM, The Gerg said:

Next my young Cyphopheonix nucele. Older than the condapanna and not really too marginal. It’s starting to look nice IMO.

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Thanks for looking.

Greg, I must have missed this post the first time around.  How big was your Cyphophoenix nucele when you planted it and how long ago?  I have one in the ground now from a 5 gallon in a winter full shade spot, and mid-day overhead sun spot during summer, but shade the rest of the day.  It is slower than molasses for me, opening maybe 2 new fronds per year (planted around 2015 I think).  Meanwhile, I have 3 Cyphophoenix elegans in varying amounts of sun but still more than the C nucele that have caught up and surpassed it.  I'm guessing your climate is relatively close to mine, so wondering if it was the placement and lack of direct sun that makes it so much slower than the C elegans in my yard.  Thanks in advance for your experience with this palm.

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The Gerg

@Tracy....Here is the oldest picture I have of it on my iCloud. This is October 2017. I think it was planted not too long before this. Maybe even the spring of 2017. It’s been 3 1/2 years since this picture. Not real fast but I never really thought of it as super slow.  Lately it seems to be picking up speed. It is tucked behind this taller Phoenix roebellini and adjacent to the Porte cache over my driveway. Mostly shaded but enough filtered sun to keep it going. This location also helps to protect it from direct cold winds. My cyphophoenix elegans & Alba are both in pots so it’s hard to compare.

 

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doubravsky

I've got a couple Bentickias that I ordered from Floribunda last year. Was planning on putting them in full shade this spring until I say Matt's post.... 

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Matt in OC

@doubravsky I'd suggest giving them some protection in your climate, but they definitely like heat/sun here in coastal OC. Let us know how they go! Such an amazing palm.

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James B
2 hours ago, doubravsky said:

I've got a couple Bentickias that I ordered from Floribunda last year. Was planning on putting them in full shade this spring until I say Matt's post.... 

I’m 50 miles inland so I am putting mine in mostly shade under canopy of larger palms. 
If you are inland I highly doubt they can handle sun. I have Archontophoenix that get gallons of water a day and still get some sun burn so I wouldn’t trust a more sensitive crownshafted palm in full sun out here. 

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TropicalGardenSpain

Beautiful Palms! I’ve got both to try out in South east Spain but won’t be big enough to get planted in the garden for a few years yet. 

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doubravsky

Thanks all! I think i'll put one in pretty deep shade, and one in more filtered light. They're such beautiful palms.. I hope they hang in there in riverside.... 

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The Gerg

These were pics of the Bentinkia six months later (from July 2021) so not tons of growth but I’m happy to see it continuing to do well in my area. Will maybe go for the one year photo as well next month. I just really like the coloring so I felt like sharing.

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WaianaeCrider

Looking good.  I planted a one gallon Bentinkia condapanna in October of last year.  It's under some cheap shade cloth from HD but it's doing fine.  Thinking about removing the cloth.  The pictures are 11 months apart.

 

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The Gerg
9 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

Looking good.  I planted a one gallon Bentinkia condapanna in October of last year.  It's under some cheap shade cloth from HD but it's doing fine.  Thinking about removing the cloth.  The pictures are 11 months apart.

 

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Yours is going to thrive in Hawaii. 

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