Hi all. New member here from St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. I've identified at least 12 palm varieties in the condo grounds where I'm residing, and I'm putting together a guide/walking tour for folks here to learn about them. But I need help! This palm identification thing seems to only get more difficult the more I learn...
I'm going to post a few threads to help identify some that have confused me - any help is appreciated! After, I'll post the full guide when I complete it. Thanks in advance!
Are these Washingtonia Robusta/Mexican Fan Palms? Are the first two photos a different variety than the last three? I thought these were Sabal at first but there are varying degrees of toothy armature on the petioles.
Hi everyone - My normally robust Parajubaea Torallyi is showing significant lack of color for the new leafs. Any thoughts on whether it might be fungus, nutritional or watering issues? I'm in northern california near San Jose. We do not have high humidity, but we have had relative hot temperatures the last month or so. The palm, seen here, is planted adjacent a lawn, so it should be getting enough water (the lawn is green and extends directly from the trunk to 20-30 feet from the trunk. The soil appears dry on the other side of the palm. I do have frequent gopher issues generally at my house, and have had large palms taken down before, but never anything even close to this size. I've heard of die back issues for cocoides (I have a very healthy one 20 yards from the torallyi seen in the pictures here), but never for Torallyi. The petioles still have some green on them, faint, but the leaflets of the new leaves are simply light in color (i.e., tan, not brown and not yellow). I'd be grateful for any thoughts or recommendations..... Marc
so my butia was in decline along with my other plants this past winter indoors
a combination of insects, overwatering and underwatering
the yellowing started during this time
when it came outside it put out a nice sized leaf but it was yellow as well
after doing some reading here on the forum i found a thread which recommended adding sulphur to the soil
Butia capitata yellowing... posted by County Ag Agent
i have been adding small spoonfuls of sulphur and it has worked to green up the butiathank you!!
a friend bought two foxtail palms this spring but now the spears are too tall to fit at his place
looks like i will be plant sitting these two foxtails!
one spent its summer not too far from me, the other was outside of toronto
it went through some cold temps which we did not get here in toronto recently
so some leaves have gone brown on the one
something i found interesting was out of my two mediterranean fan palms the taller one has a skinny trunk and the shorter one has much more gerth
squirrels wreaked havoc on my seedlings.. i will do a final count when they come inside but there were significant losses
next year i will take precautions to avoid this
here are some pics of the yard
Hello! I have 3 washingtonia robustas growing from seeds in 1.5 gallon pots. This spring I'm going to repot them into bigger ones. So my question is. How important to them is root damage, because some of roots are sticking out from drain holes and there is no way rather that clip them off?
My 6 moths old palms and me on the picture.