Not AI as in Artificial Intelligence, but Artificial Insemination. Daddy is about 15 miles away as the crow flies as this occurs, so it would never happen even if we did have the pollinators here in Southern California. Encephalartos horridus x woodii receiving pollen from a E horridus x woodii. Wet or dry? What do you do?
So last weekend we did a trip to Avery Island, La to the jungle gardens tour at the tabasco factory. It was really cool. We saw some amazing sabals and sabal minors everywhere! We also saw some really nice cycads that I have not seen in Louisiana before. Could y'all possibly identify the cycad? We also saw a HUGE Chinese fan palm. Was wondering if anyone else has been there before. Also just letting y'all know it's a great place for a weekend trip :)
Below is a photo I took at Naples Botanical Garden of this nifty Begonia-like understory plant last August. Can someone tell me what it is? I would love to find one.
In may of 2019 I planted what I purchased as a Trachycarpus Nainital. It's in the foreground (left side) of the first picture (taken Oct 2019) while a T Fortunei, which was smaller and had been in the ground for 2 summers and 3 winters is in the background to the right. In the second picture, taken today, the T fortunei has gotten much taller than the Trachy in the foreground. The trachy in the foreground has put out several new fronds each summer but has gained very little height/trunk. The third picture is a pic of the hostula of the Trachy in the foreground, which is asymmetric (The pointed hump is off center, but the hostula is not twisted). [The hostula on the fortunei has no pointed hump, just a nice smooth semi-circle.] What little trunk there is, is fibrous like the fortunei. Also you can see that, this summer, the hastsa leaves have gotten very close to the trunk (The nearest hasta stalk is about 14 inches from the Trachy trunk. )
Is there enough information to tell if the Trachy in the foreground a Nainital (or some other variant)? Is it likely that the closeness of the hostas has slowed the growth of this Trachy? In two summers, how far out are the roots of this Trachy likely to have grown? I was going to move the closest hastas, but thought I'd wait till spring so as not to disturb the Trachy roots before winter. Is there a source that identifies trachy's (or other palms) by the hostula?
I’m in search of any footage of anything cycad related for a documentary over cycads. Would love to have anything you might have, especially of any plants in situ, their beauty, anatomy, etc.
All locations and identifying attributes will be censored for the plants’ protection. Give me a quick DM if you’re able to help out. Let me know if you have any questions and I’d be happy to answer.
Thanks in advance!