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So I got four 1-gallon Beccariophoenix Alfredii from Floribunda on April 29th this year.  

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I potted them up to 3 gallonish pots right away, and let them cook for the summer.  
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They grew fast, and at this point the pots were full of roots coming out the bottom a few inches.   
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I didn’t pick the biggest one, but I picked the one most solidly cemented into the pot (2nd biggest), and released it into the wilds of the front yard.   It’s got a pretty big chunk of land to itself, and of course it looks silly…..  but grow baby, grow…..  

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It gets pretty much all day sun to direct setting sun there, and the spot is rich dirt a couple feet down over Florida sand.  The center island there is well irrigated.   If it can handle the sun it should be happy.   

I’m not sure if I should proactively stake it…  it doesn’t seem wobbly right now.   Though I think these can get wobbly early on.  

Also, recently added some common crotons for color in a few spots, so enjoy some pics of those.  The iguanas are murdering them lately, so I am repaying the favor to them.  I can see how crotons can get addicting with their unique, endless variety.   

Mammy…
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Magnificent…

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King of Siam….

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PalmatierMeg

Nice. B. alfredii are not fast growers but they get HUGE. Don't plant them close together or too close to your house.

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Looking Glass
1 hour ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Nice. B. alfredii are not fast growers but they get HUGE. Don't plant them close together or too close to your house.

I seem to have a bunch of ultra slow stuff (C. Hookerii/macrocarpa, Pseudophoenix, Coccothrinax, Satakentia, Cyphophoenix elegans, Thrinax radiata, even my Dypsis are slow), so these don’t seem too bad yet.   

It’s way out front, with plenty of space.  I’m going to give two as gifts and keep one in reserve for a while, until I’m sure things are working out with the one in the ground.  I’ve got no space for more than one adult.   Can’t wait to see it grow though.  

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On 11/3/2021 at 5:06 PM, Looking Glass said:

So I got four 1-gallon Beccariophoenix Alfredii from Floribunda on April 29th this year.   I potted them up to 3 gallonish pots right away, and let them cook for the summer.  They grew fast, and at this point the pots were full of roots coming out the bottom a few inches.   I didn’t pick the biggest one, but I picked the one most solidly cemented into the pot (2nd biggest), and released it into the wilds of the front yard.   It’s got a pretty big chunk of land to itself, and of course it looks silly…..  but grow baby, grow…..  

Fantastic!

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Merlyn
19 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Nice. B. alfredii are not fast growers but they get HUGE. Don't plant them close together or too close to your house.

Hmmm....maybe this Becarriophoenix Alfredii Triple of DOOM (TM) was a bad idea?  :)  I got these as large 1g seedlings from @FishEyeAquaculture in the spring, and recently made this monstrosity!  I'm going to plant it up front to replace the last big water oak.  I have 5 other solo B. Alfredii that are doing great here, so this'll be truly unique.  Maybe not "good unique" but unique nonetheless.  :D

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WaianaeCrider
21 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Nice. B. alfredii are not fast growers but they get HUGE. Don't plant them close together or too close to your house.

May not be fast in Fla, but I think my 1 gal from FB has done pretty good in a year here on O`ahu.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Merlyn said:

Hmmm....maybe this Becarriophoenix Alfredii Triple of DOOM (TM) was a bad idea?  :)  I got these as large 1g seedlings from @FishEyeAquaculture in the spring, and recently made this monstrosity!  I'm going to plant it up front to replace the last big water oak.  I have 5 other solo B. Alfredii that are doing great here, so this'll be truly unique.  Maybe not "good unique" but unique nonetheless.  :D

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That thing is going to murder and pillage anything that stands it it’s way!  (Make sure to plant it right between the foundation of the house and your main sewer line)  

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kinzyjr
3 minutes ago, Looking Glass said:

(Make sure to plant it right between the foundation of the house and your main sewer line)  

:floor:

If only this were just comedy...  Now that they are more of a mainstream palm around here, I'm sure this will happen at some point.

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Looking Glass
9 hours ago, WaianaeCrider said:

May not be fast in Fla, but I think my 1 gal from FB has done pretty good in a year here on O`ahu.

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Nice rate there…. Still, a Florida man can dream….   I brought my iPad out front to show the little Alfredii these pictures to shame it into speedier growth.  Then I started swinging the weed whacker around wildly, close by, and said, “gosh, I didn’t see you down there”.   I think he got the message.  

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WaianaeCrider
5 minutes ago, Looking Glass said:

Nice rate there…. Still, a Florida man can dream….   I brought my iPad out front to show the little Alfredii these pictures to shame it into speedier growth.  Then I started swinging the weed wicker around wildly, close by, and said, “gosh, I didn’t see you down there”.   I think he got the message.  

LOL

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Merlyn
10 hours ago, Looking Glass said:

That thing is going to murder and pillage anything that stands it it’s way!  (Make sure to plant it right between the foundation of the house and your main sewer line)  

Hah, no kidding!  I was thinking of planting it right on top of the utilities in the front yard, that's probably close enough!  On a completely and totally unrelated note, I did plant one about 4 feet from my well's water filtration setup.  :D  Then I looked up mature photos and realized my error...

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