Hi y’all, new to Palmtalk, currently have a Phoenix roebelenii and a Chamaerops humilis in outdoor pots at home (zone 8a, the Phoenix is garaged during winter nights). I’m looking to add a (low-maintenance) office palm to the mix. Office situation is as follows:
- One large, east facing window (whose blinds I keep closed, so it’s rather dark).
- AC is run at night during the summer, turned off during the day. I don’t run the heat in the winter, but my coworkers run theirs, so my office stays above 60 or so.
Is there anything meeting these criteria? If not, what do I need to change? I’ve heard Chamaedorea elegans is pretty rugged, would that be a good plant to start with for the office?
I recently picked up a rather large Rhapis excelsa from Offerup (deal of the century at $40) and I'm wondering if anyone here has any guesses as to how old it is? It has a ton of beautiful slender trunks and the leaves have way more pinnae than any excelsa I've ever seen. This is the first one I've owned so I was just curious:) Thanks guys!
By Pal Meir
My Lytocaryum weddellianum N°1308 produced only staminate (male) flowers in all four inflorescences since. The peduncle was in all cases extremely short. Is this a rare exception or quite normal?
Repotted my never-did-split-it-up $10 P. Roebelleini.
Split up my Sideshow Bob C. Elegans - if anyone was curious, there were 40 plants in a 7" pot, not counting the ones I've chucked into the trash can before now. Also found some seeds that never popped, and what looked like glitter in the soil. Anyway, I salvaged the ones that had long roots - one of them was really impressive, he got to stay in the same pot on his own. Put a couple multiples into 8" pots and put a few into 2" pots just for giggles and grins.
And - good Lord my Monstera was super root bound. I think there was 1/2" of soil in there.
Also sprinkled some Jobes organic palm food on my Washy and my 2 Rivularis so my patio smells nice and poopy.
Built a miniature treehouse (approx 1:48 scale) for a pair of c. elegans I've had for a while. The base structure of the treehouse is a balsa wood kit I bought on Etsy that I then added my own accessories to. I always love imagining I'm a tiny explorer in my huge plants, like Zac in FernGully.
Here's the link for the kit: