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Can I grow one of these in afternoon shade with a lot of moisture, or is it a goner in the hot summers?

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Jimhardy

Trachys will close their leaf segments in heat or cold to protect

the tissue...I wonder what your water quality is like....some of mine

get brown/yellow tips from the poor water quality in my area....it is very

noticeable on my Ensete Glaucum.

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GregVirginia7
2 hours ago, Jimhardy said:

Trachys will close their leaf segments in heat or cold to protect

the tissue...I wonder what your water quality is like....some of mine

get brown/yellow tips from the poor water quality in my area....it is very

noticeable on my Ensete Glaucum.

Is that closing just a normal reaction...like turning the treadmill fan on to cool down? or is it a sign of damage/stress? My Trachy does this on a regular basis throughout the year (in-ground since 2014) but want to ascertain normal v. stress...it looks great and is pumping out fronds and trunk height this year like never before so I have to say "normal"...what do you think?

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Chester B
2 hours ago, GregVirginia7 said:

Is that closing just a normal reaction...like turning the treadmill fan on to cool down? or is it a sign of damage/stress? My Trachy does this on a regular basis throughout the year (in-ground since 2014) but want to ascertain normal v. stress...it looks great and is pumping out fronds and trunk height this year like never before so I have to say "normal"...what do you think?

Mine have never done this, I think it's more a sign of stress.  I know Banana Joe has videos showing this during the height of summer with publicly planted palms that have no supplemental irrigation.

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Jimhardy

Its a normal reaction to stress:)

 

As long as they get plenty of water in heat they will grow...

mostly taking advantage of the perfect temps for growth that occur at

night during hot weather....I think a Princeps MAY be a better choice in the

heat because Takil may be a mountain palm depending on how much hiking the people

collecting seed did to get them...my Waggie did good in the heat too but the stiffer

(and not so easily moved away from sunlight) leaves sometimes do square up with the sun and get seared.

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Chester B
11 minutes ago, Jimhardy said:

Its a normal reaction to stress:)

 

As long as they get plenty of water in heat they will grow...

mostly taking advantage of the perfect temps for growth that occur at

night during hot weather....I think a Princeps MAY be a better choice in the

heat because Takil may be a mountain palm depending on how much hiking the people

collecting seed did to get them...my Waggie did good in the heat too but the stiffer

(and not so easily moved away from sunlight) leaves sometimes do square up with the sun and get seared.

I agree, I find Princeps to be remarkably heat and drought tolerant even at small sizes.  I have them in the hottest, driest part of my yard surrounded by concrete from the road and they seem to thrive.  I know a lot of people in California do well with this palm.

I have my Takil in a part sun location and it's doing well, I can't speak to how much heat they can handle.

I did have a waggie burn last year during our Labor day heat/wind storm that kicked off all the fires here.

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GregVirginia7
10 hours ago, Chester B said:

Mine have never done this, I think it's more a sign of stress.  I know Banana Joe has videos showing this during the height of summer with publicly planted palms that have no supplemental irrigation.

Yes... I think I’ll pay more attention to the watering.

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GregVirginia7
21 hours ago, Chester B said:

I agree, I find Princeps to be remarkably heat and drought tolerant even at small sizes.  I have them in the hottest, driest part of my yard surrounded by concrete from the road and they seem to thrive.  I know a lot of people in California do well with this palm.

I have my Takil in a part sun location and it's doing well, I can't speak to how much heat they can handle.

I did have a waggie burn last year during our Labor day heat/wind storm that kicked off all the fires here.

While we’re on the subject of stress...the south facing base of my Trachy Is becoming exposed and roots are showing. There is a bark-like flare forming that seems to be flaring away from the trunk about 2/3rds of the way around...I’ve mounded the mulch up a bit but it always erodes down the slope. Is this normal development? Should a mix up a clay patch to cover those roots? Actually, now that I give it a good look I’m a bit concerned...

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ruskinPalms

This is probably my favorite Trachycarpus. I wish they could be grown in Florida since I’m always looking for nice, unarmed fan palms for the yard. To me, these look very tropical for some reason. 

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Chester B
2 hours ago, GregVirginia7 said:

While we’re on the subject of stress...the south facing base of my Trachy Is becoming exposed and roots are showing. There is a bark-like flare forming that seems to be flaring away from the trunk about 2/3rds of the way around...I’ve mounded the mulch up a bit but it always erodes down the slope. Is this normal development? Should a mix up a clay patch to cover those roots? Actually, now that I give it a good look I’m a bit concerned...

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There are a few big ones in my neighborhood that have the exposed roots like yours but they are planted on level ground. It seems like some of these do this. You could put a few rocks in front to help build up and hold the soil. 

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GregVirginia7
1 hour ago, Chester B said:

There are a few big ones in my neighborhood that have the exposed roots like yours but they are planted on level ground. It seems like some of these do this. You could put a few rocks in front to help build up and hold the soil. 

Did a little reading after I panicked...palm root growth, of course, is nothing like deciduous tree root growth but I’m kind of stuck in that way of thinking...palm roots do this sort of thing and it will eventually work its way the whole way around...over time, they may be exposed by several inches...I guess where the flaring bark is concerned, I can carefully neaten that up a bit as time goes on but that pulling away and flaring out is normal, too...now watch the thing split right up the trunk, folding up like a bunch of overly wound window shades and flop over...just kidding. Thank you for the response... I was a bit concerned.

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