Can anyone ID this palm? It is growing very well near Pacifica, California. My daughter and son in law just bought a house nearby and would love to plant one. I’ve informed them that if this is a date palm (what species/cultivar?) that this is probably a very old tree. I would like to get a positive ID on this as I think it is a magnificent, absolutely gorgeous palm! I wish we could grow date palms here as we love dates, and date palms are really beautiful, but our collection of palms is growing fast. Mahalo nui loa for your help!
I have been doing battle with a perennial that keeps coming back despite my best efforts to extract it. It appears to be a bulb that keeps pushing out new leaves every year for several years now. I try to extract it, but have never gotten down far enough to the source bulb or roots. The reason is that it popped up adjacent to a prized plant that I don't want to damage. That plant is an Encephalartos inopinus, so I've been reluctant to dig too deep. This spring, I've let it get much bigger than normal before trying to remove it, and thought I would see what the flowers look like. I removed the flowers so they don't go to seed in my garden to add more digging, but brought them into the house in a small container so my wife could appreciate them. The flowers are very fragrant.
Anyone recognize this plant and flowers? The strap leafed plant next to my E inopinus along with flower photos, and perspective on the plant I don't want it to invade (E inopinus).
I've been wanting to go out and take photos since New Years but have been recovering from major surgery. I'm up and around for now and have decided to do a photo layout of some of the palm seedlings I've grown from seeds over the past couple years. The list is not comprehensive and includes a Dypsis and Cham turckheimii I bought rather than germinated. Most everybody has seen photos of mature palms but few of us have seen them as small seedlings or juveniles.
1. Ptychosperma sp 'Cartegna'
2. Dypsis ifanadianae w/heel
3. Drymophloeous oliviformis
4. Ptychosperma microcarpum
5. Chamaedorea alternans
6. Ptychosperma unk sp Australia
7. Chamaedorea tuerckheimii
8. Cyphophoenix elegans
9. Howea forsteriana
10. Licuala fordiana
11. Licuala lauterbachii
12. Pinanga maculata
13. Hydriastele dransfieldii
14. Carpoxylon macrospermum
15. Chamaedorea geoniformis
16. Brassiophoenix schumannii
17. Areca catechu dwarf x Areca macrocalyx
18. Chamaedorea arenbergiana variegated
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.
I thought i would post an update of my Dypsis decipiens nearly 10-years after planting it out in possibly the coldest climate i have seen this Palm growing in.
Shes a slow grower but it is now getting faster the bigger it gets. Here is the pic when planted out and how it is now.