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realarch

Really a nifty palm, nice color on trunk and leaf petiole. There are some nice ones growing at Floribunda and the ones we saw in Madagascar well………Check out the reference on Palmpedia. 

Been in the ground a few years now and looks like it’s finally got its ‘legs’. 

Tim

 

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D. Morrowii

Love these! I have high hopes that I can get one to hold on here in Florida but only time will tell. Looks like the fronds haven't aligned on yours yet. Any way to tell which way the plane will be? Thanks for sharing the pics!

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realarch

Dean, at this point I have no idea what direction the plane will take. It shouldn’t be too long though, before I get a clue. 

Hey, I saw your O. trispathe in that ‘leaf pattern thread. Totally missed it until yesterday.

Tim 

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John hovancsek

I put one in ground and it is starting to do nice. I will post a pic of it later 

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D. Morrowii
3 hours ago, realarch said:

Dean, at this point I have no idea what direction the plane will take. It shouldn’t be too long though, before I get a clue. 

Hey, I saw your O. trispathe in that ‘leaf pattern thread. Totally missed it until yesterday.

Tim 

It won’t bother me if you post updated pics as it starts to happen :-) 

I have 3 in the 1 to 3 gallon size all still in pots. The largest ended up opening the spear yesterday. The new leaves are always such a bright lime green while the mature leaves are so dark. Reminds me of the inside of an avocado. 

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mike in kurtistown

Here's mine in a photo from June. With 5-gal orange bucket. Plant came from Floribunda.

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Hilo Jason

Looking good Tim!  I just planted one out at my Pepeekeo property but the rose beetles feasted on it as quick as it got in the ground.  So while it should survive, it's definitely not photo worthy.  

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Hilo Jason

Since mine is not photo worthy, here's the big one at Floribunda (Irriartea on the left)

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And here's one that was planted in Madagascar at a hotel in Ranomafana National Park:

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Rick Kelley

Clearly what this thread needs is more representation from East Hawaii.  Here is my guy that started out as a Floribunda 4" a bit less than three years ago.  It is slightly over six feet tall (2m), but still no hint of distichous fronds.  Very distinctive fat bottom. So far, no pest problems.  The mulch is shredded shipping pallets.

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realarch

Dean, the leaf color and shine make this an attractive palm. It almost looks like they were polished with mineral oil.

Mike, I hope you have more than one of these. Your’s looks to be about the same size as mine. Must have been planted about the same time. I don’t remember seeing it at your place. 

Jason, my man, thanks for the great photos. You know, when I first started planting, the rose beetles were decimating my palms, the leaves looked like lace. That was for only one season, I have never seen them again. They came, ate, and suddenly excused themselves.

Rick, like Mike, you need a couple more. :) Mine doesn’t get much sun at this point and the base of your palm looks a bit more robust and the growth rate looks faster too. 

Here are a few snaps from Madagascar, the light level was low so quality is lacking. Unique palms, these were in Masoala. 

Tim

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TomJ

Anybody had any luck outside the tropics with these?

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