Yesterday I was on a trip to Dallas and on the way up I spotted some sort of Washingtonia behind a Hooters of all places just of the 35 in Waco. I didn’t have time to snap a picture, but sure-enough it was pushing green that was visible from the highway.
I believe it’s a Robusta Hybrid from looking at google maps past years, but you make your own analysis
Oh and there where also some W.filiferas and CIDPs that recovered nicely at Quality Inn & Suites Near University
Blurry picture on the way back
8 years ago this month, the COLD ALERT, that I don't believe got to 30 deg. F, destroyed all 100 Hyophorbe verscheffeltii that had grown to 8 inches even though I moved them all into the race car trailer prior to sun set. This brought me to a palm hiatus (I hurt for those in TEXAS this year). Starting in 2009, I kept to Humilis, Odorata, Theophrasti, Canariensis. The last few years, I'm back to the challenge of nature, but with caution. The local Los Angeles weather guys predict highs and lows from Santa Barbara to San Clemente and inland approx. 80 miles listing each city, but they can be off 10 degrees F. 1 week ago, they said 49 deg. F and it got to 40 deg. F....no problems yet. I took proactive measures 3 days ago. Last night they said 40 deg. F and it got to 33 deg. F., I can't trust these weather guys. Days still making it to high 60's to low 70's. The following photos were taken after moving them all back outside for mild sun and minimal watering, back inside before 3 pm. Those in the garage have a low of 55 deg. F, but I don't know what the race car trailer temperature is. We never see rain, but in 2 days Tuesday, we are expecting 2-3 inches which will all come within 10 hours which is NOT good for seedlings. What are the Protective Measures you are taking???
These are the race car trailer palms.
The next 2 photos are the palms that go into the garage.
What time of year does W. Filifera or Robusta flower and produce seed?
I got Archonotophoenix maxima seeds by the 1,000s that need a new home. This afternoon I was picking ripe seeds off the ground for a buyer when my husband, against my wishes and at great risk to life and limb, climbed a ladder way up to the monstrous infructescenses loaded with ripe seeds and started cutting them down. Down they came while seeds flew all over the ground and seawall and rained into the canal. The ground turned blood red. Sprinklers go off tonight so we grabbed a crate and spent the next hour picking up all the seeds we could find. Now our gain can be your gain.
Archo max may be the rarest of the king palms in the US. That's unfortunate because it is reputedly the cold hardiest of the king palms, according to Palmpedia, surviving mid-20s with 60% leaf burn. It is also the largest king palm and boasts the largest inflorescenses - I vouch for that. It is also quite fast growing. Check out the link below:
If you have ever dreamed of filling your front yard with Archo maximas, this is your chance to do so in only a few years at minimal cost. Seeds are uncleaned because I haven't the time or energy to do so. But they are so ripe they practically clean themselves. Seeds are easy and fast to germinate given plenty of warmth.
Archonotophoenix maxima fresh uncleaned seeds: First 50 @ $10.00 Additional quantities @ $5.00 per 50 seeds
Shipping for up to 100 seeds = $5.00 Higher quantities by quote
I cannot ship seeds outside the US. No shipping to HI
Payment via Paypal
PM me for a quote if you are interested
Last year my Archo maxima produced a bountiful crop of seeds and is working on its 2021 crop. I potted up some of those seedlings and need to find them a new home. In the US Archo maxima is one of the rarest of the king palms. See article in Palmpedia:
Archonotophoenix maxima Seedlings: $2.00 each. Minimum order = $20.00 NOTE: I am listing other palm seedlings and you are welcome to mix & match species
Shipping = $10.00 No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
Seedlings will be sent without pots and soil, with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil.
Payment via Paypal. PM me if you are interested