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I heard that Many Robustas grow on the edge of the swamps, lakes and canals doing well. Is Robustas really i species that likes wet feet then, bc i imagine the water must go into the soil growing so close and low towards the waterline.

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Jimhardy
1 hour ago, Palmfarmer said:

I heard that Many Robustas grow on the edge of the swamps, lakes and canals doing well. Is Robustas really i species that likes wet feet then, bc i imagine the water must go into the soil growing so close and low towards the waterline.

and oasis too :greenthumb:

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Palmfarmer
10 minutes ago, Jimhardy said:

and oasis too :greenthumb:

Definitly. I wonder how Filifera oasis are. maybe the groundwater is further down?

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kinzyjr
11 minutes ago, Palmfarmer said:

Definitly. I wonder how Filifera oasis are. maybe the groundwater is further down?

Some of the photos at the link below show them pretty close to the water in the Moapa Valley, NV: https://line.17qq.com/articles/psgmpgqky.html

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kinzyjr
8 minutes ago, Jimhardy said:

I couldn't see that pic for some reason...:mellow:

So I am posting this one...not robusta- sorry but still interesting.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-magazine/2018/09/11/palm-springs-natural-desert-palm-oasis-largest-world/1266492002/#

A few from the site I found interesting:

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Jimhardy

yeah....those are "cool" pics!

I wonder if some of the ones with boot jacks are hybrids...

I noticed in Arizona that the Filifera and Robustas lose theirs(boot jacks)

but the hybrids seem to keep them on the trunk much longer :greenthumb:

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Collectorpalms

They do ok with running or trickling water. That’s high oxygenated. They may also do fine planted on a bank of a pond where they can dip roots into them if they wish.

However, I have learned they do not like growing in a low water drainage area that stays wet from top to bottom and stagnant. I planted a row of Washingtonia. And those that got the most water in the low lying area were stunted in height significantly than those high and dry most of the time but could send roots to the water if they wished. This is after the 2021 freeze, but that shorter on is right we’re there is standing water occasionally. I didn’t show ones that were to the left which were much shorter. The right two are the driest.

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