Yesterday we traveled back to the Fort Myers Palm Park in downtown on Martin Luther King Ave to check on the status of two seeding Copernicias. I also took a few minutes to take photos of other palms.
Sabal palmetto Lisa x2: These are the wild Sabal Lisas rescued from certain destruction during renovations of I-75 about 10 years ago. The City of Ft. Myers donated space in this palm park where they will live in perpetuity. Notice that the palm on the right holds on to its boots; the one on the left does not. The palm on the left is my avatar.
Dypsis cabadae: very pretty and elegant
Syagrus schizophylla with seeds
Serenoa repens Silver: well trimmed and flowering
Dypsis lutescens can sometimes be found in several Dwarf forms - Thailand Dwarf and Vietnam Dwarf come to mind and there may be others. I've managed to kill off an example of each. I bought the Thai dwarf from a Seller who neglected to tell me he had just separated a cluster a couple days earlier and hadn't allowed it time to heal. I lost the thing to rot a couple weeks later. I lost my Vietnam dwarf when I asked a palm expert how to separate my over grown clump. "Aw, it's easy," he scoffed then told me to cut at will. I managed to destroy every cutting plus my mother palm.
Never again, I told myself. About 8 years ago I managed to acquire another Vietnam Dwarf and treated it like a baby. About a month ago I moved it up to a larger pot. It has grown much taller, about 4' above soil level. I don't know why but Dwarf lutescens do not flower or set seeds. You can only reproduce them by separating the stems, but, as I said, Never again. If you can find one, try it. They make great pot plants.
Dypsis lutescens Vietnam Dwarf, Cape Coral, FL, 2021
Anybody know what's going on with this one? I mean, I'm a novice but none of the new leaves have ever looked like this before.
This clump is more or less a salvage project, UPS had a field day destroying the box last year and I had to pluck a few dead trees out of it. Saw this today and figured I'd ask y'all.
Just put these two d. lutescens palms in a pure water setup, I'm curious to see how they do. My plan is to change the water every three days or so, and add a diluted dose of FloriGro 2-1-6 food to the water after the first week. After a thorough rinse I soaked the palms in a weak hydrogen peroxide bath for half an hour, then I carefully wrapped the top 2" of the root systems in a curled up wash cloth and stuck it all in a vase of filtered water.
Awhile back I posted photos of the first surviving crop of seeds from my Dypsis lanceolata. Those seeds are harvested and ready to go to new homes.
This is a clustering Dypsis but only sparsely so. My palm has two stems and is 8-10' tall. It is notable for its unusually long, arched fronds and wide, rippled leaflets. It is closely related to Dypsis pembana and cabadae.
Dypsis lanceolata fresh seeds: 50 @ $10.00 for the lot
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