By Sabal Steve
I’ve been growing these up for a few years now, and I was wondering how much longer before I can start to spot the true lisas. I’m thinking that I’ll need to pot them up to one gallons. Thoughts?
Slow but cool leaves in morning sun.
By Brad Mondel
I have 15 Sabal Lisa seedlings that are one year old and one of those seedlings is showing the Lisa trait already!
The Sabal palmetto cv. 'Lisa' that got planted several years ago is slowly growing. The top of the highest palmate frond is about 6 ft. It gets a 12-4-12 palm special with minors 3 times per year. I'm aware that Sabals spend a bit of time developing their underground trunk before they start shooting upwards. The "Lisa' cultivar seems to be slower then a typical S. palmetto.
I admit I am starting to get anxious about its development. I'm not getting any younger and I would love to see this palm start cranking. Any ideas about pushing my Lisa? Anyone got Lisa experience ?
I'm uncertain that higher nitrogen fertilizer is the answer, I don't want it to stretch. It also gets Potassium / Magnesium sulfate (K-Mag) amendments. Not sure if the K-Mag is effective since it is a native and in habitat has done without.
Help me make my Lisa grow
By Scot from SC
I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong forum, but this forum seemed to be the closest fitting to my topic.
I have relatives in Fort Myers, Florida, and I visit them a few times a year. Even though I am somewhat familiar with the area, I could use the help of someone better acquainted with the area.
I am looking for any local nurseries that sell one to seven gallon cold hardy palms. Most of the nurseries I visit there have plenty of field size palms, but very few have anything in the size that I am looking for, much less cold hardy sabals, etc.
My relatives, even though they have nice specimens in their yard, are not knowledgeable about nurseries, so I have been going at this quest on my own.
I know the Edison mansion/estate sometimes has plant sales, but it seems like I can never find dates for upcoming ones, even on their website.
Also, does anyone have a definite address for the Sabal Lisa in the area? The last information I have is that it has been relocated to a park on MLK Blvd. Here is the information posted by PalmatierMeg back in November of 2013 on this forum: "The palms are in a city palm park on Martin Luther King Blvd next to the railroad museum at the edge of downtown Ft. Myers and 2 miles before Fleamasters Flea Market."
Here is the link to that conversation: http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/39544-where-is-the-sabal-lisa-in-fort-myers/
Thank you in advance!