This post is simply a suggestion for the site. I am an amateur (home grower) that monitors the for sale/trade category, and one of the things I find annoying is that someone selling a palm will specify local pickup only. Of course, that's quite reasonable from their perspective, but not really an option for me unless that person is located in northern california (unfortunately for me, 99.8% of these posts are in any one of a number of southern california communities, any one of a number of florida communities or texas) - as a practical matter, these communities are not accessible to each other as well - the problem then gets exacerbated when a grower (typically commercial grower) uses the forum as a product list with one entry for each type of their 47 palm species for sale (i.e., all for local pickup). The effect from my perspective when there are a sufficient number of these posts is that it converts the category into a regional topic only, with subject matter unavailable to me (and others). My suggestion is simply that under the topic for sale/trade that there be separated categories for local pickup only (perhaps for tags by region) and for sale via mail.
I have two seeding Sabal minors on the edge of my Garden Lot. I grew them from seeds sent to me by a PTer who collected them about 10 years ago from a Sabal in Savannah, GA. He thought they might be a dwarfed variety of Sabal minor but I am not sure of that. Each palm is about 4' wide by 4' tall and is seeding. Is there any interest in these seeds from US PTers? I plan to send them uncleaned. Let me know soon as I plan to cut/compost them if no one wants them.
Sabal minor Savannah #1
Sabal minor Savannah #2
So I acquired this Encephalartos hybrid as a 1 or 2 leaf seedling in a band size container (3" x 9") several years ago. It has proven to be a good grower. I acquired it as a hybrid of an E blue arenarius x latifrons. I have always wondered about how blue it is because I don't recall many 1st generation hybrids of green species with blue actually being such an intense blue. Now as a caudex is beginning to appear, I noticed the orange colored ring collars (see photos below). When I see that color on a collar of a blue cycad, I immediately think of E lehmannii. The leaflets are much narrower than what I would expect if there were any latifrons in the mix. So perhaps some sort of lehmanii x horridus or lehmanii x trispinosis? I might consider lehmanii and the other purported parent latifrons.
So am I reading too much into that collar color? Since I have been thinking about this for a while I wanted to see if anyone else got one of these and has had similar thoughts. I'm happy with the plant whatever it turns out to be, just based on structure and color, but I am curious about it's parentage. At some point I'll have additional clues when it gets to coning size but that's quite a few flushes and years away.
I recently bought a Parajubaea but the seller didn't know the species. He sent me a picture of the seeds. So can somebody tell what it is or are the seeds more or less the same. I lean to P. cocoides but I'm far from an expert.
I pulled some of the purple seeds off my Burretiokentia hapala, cleaned them and dropped them in a zip lock baggy with some damp perlite and sphagnum moss. I'm using a little heat, wrapping the bag in foil and leaving it on top of my water heater). I'm curious what typical sprouting time is on this species if anyone has used this technique with this species.