By D Palm
I live in N Florida in between Lake City, Fl and Jacksonville, Fl. I planted this Royal behind my red shed last summer. It took some leaf damage but had since put out a new spear this spring. I clipped the fronds and moved it to a sunny spot. The root ball has grown about 3x the size and I plan on moving it close to the south side facing part of my house to help protect it more. I mulched the base for winter and threw a blanket over it a couple of times. I travel for work so most of the time these palms are not protected. The only spear pull I had were the queens but they are all nicely recovering and everything is very thirsty waiting for summer rains.
I’ve been looking for these two palms for a while now and can’t find any. Super rare!
Credit : Shamus O’ Leary’s Tropical Fruit trees
new here;one of my hobbies for past 15 years is collecting and germinating palm seeds from central and south florida .Central Florida where I live is zone 9A.Most of my palms are from zone 10(Christmas and Foxtails) and are in pots.Many older palms are beginning to show stress and need to be planted.Where can I find persons in my area,North Tampa to look at my trees and give some advice?
By Yunder Wækraus
Why do foxtails have such a narrow wild distribution? Do cassowaries not eat them? They germinate like weeds at the house we rent north of Cairns, but nothing in our neighborhood disperses their fruit. Now that they are popular cultivation, are they spreading to the neighboring rainforest? Also, there’s this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Melville_incident
Basically, I would like to hear anything y’all know about the discovery, natural situation, etc. of wild or naturalized foxtail palms.