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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

In relation to the tropical aspect.  Supports dry indoor air, requires little water, slow and compact growth (suitable for close to the wall).  
 

What is your opinion?

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oasis371

Spindles make terrific indoor palms! They tolerate dry indoor air, and seem to resist insect pests.  Bottle Palms (in the same Hyophorbe genus), are also good, but I prefer Spindles for the look and good growth.  HOWEVER!!! Be warned, if you are an INDOOR/OUTDOOR grower of palms, be warned.  They burn very, very badly if you have had them indoors and then move them out without acclimating them. Yeah, I know, most any plant will have issues with outdoor sun exposure when first put out, but these guys burn on a different level unlike any other palm I have. So..., when they do go out, all all my palms eventually go out, I put them in full shade for a few weeks. Eventually, they can take the sun.  Mine overwinters in a warm basement under LED lighting. They are usually on my short list for good indoor palms but I will inevitably get palm posters (usually from Florida) saying they cannot be grown in the North as they are too tropical, need too much heat and sunlight. I guess they think we live in igloos up here.

 

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1 hour ago, oasis371 said:

Spindles make terrific indoor palms! They tolerate dry indoor air, and seem to resist insect pests.  Bottle Palms (in the same Hyophorbe genus), are also good, but I prefer Spindles for the look and good growth.  HOWEVER!!! Be warned, if you are an INDOOR/OUTDOOR grower of palms, be warned.  They burn very, very badly if you have had them indoors and then move them out without acclimating them. Yeah, I know, most any plant will have issues with outdoor sun exposure when first put out, but these guys burn on a different level unlike any other palm I have. So..., when they do go out, all all my palms eventually go out, I put them in full shade for a few weeks. Eventually, they can take the sun.  Mine overwinters in a warm basement under LED lighting. They are usually on my short list for good indoor palms but I will inevitably get palm posters (usually from Florida) saying they cannot be grown in the North as they are too tropical, need too much heat and sunlight. I guess they think we live in igloos up here.

 

Thanks for your opinion.  I also appreciate that unlike for example Kentia, it is much more compact and does not bother in any corner.  However, Spindle palm is unpopular, why?

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Rickybobby

There ok. But for myself thrinax and coccothrinax have won the battles 

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tjwalters

Mine do great indoors over the winter.  They were spending the winters in the sun room and the summers outside, but this past summer I left them inside.  They can get large and I didn't feel like moving them this past spring. :D

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6 hours ago, tjwalters said:

Mine do great indoors over the winter.  They were spending the winters in the sun room and the summers outside, but this past summer I left them inside.  They can get large and I didn't feel like moving them this past spring. :D

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It looks spectacular!  The question is, why nobody talks about this species and always indoors chamaedoreas or kentia.  Is this palm tree not so popular?

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piping plovers
On 12/3/2021 at 6:09 AM, Peachs said:

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

In relation to the tropical aspect.  Supports dry indoor air, requires little water, slow and compact growth (suitable for close to the wall).  
 

What is your opinion?

I was not aware of this palm.  Wonderful characteristics I am reading and seeing here in this thread.  Thank you for highlighting this palm.

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Philly J

Shock every year it needs to come inside for winter, I lose the oldest outer frond to soft black necrotic rot within a week, but then it stabilizes after it zapped that frond for sugar and gets used to the lower lighting :happy:

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Philly J

I will counter your spindle with the absolute bulletproof Chamaerops Humilis.  I could stick this in a pitch black closet and it would be green 6 months later.  I have trouble every year acclimating from out to in.  This year I lost a large Syagrus and my oldest Trachy :crying:.  But Mediterranean can take the most severe conditions overwatering and drowning it or droughting it for months it doesn’t care.  It refuses to look even remotely bad that I am wondering what the hell is wrong with it.  I had mites on every palm that was surrounding it but not a single one on her.  I had a few weird scale bugs back in June but only outdoors, nothing since it came inside this year back in August.

 

the king of indoors for this grower in northern Canada, the Chamaerops Humilis Mediterranean fan. :greenthumb:

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13 hours ago, Philly J said:

I will counter your spindle with the absolute bulletproof Chamaerops Humilis.  I could stick this in a pitch black closet and it would be green 6 months later.  I have trouble every year acclimating from out to in.  This year I lost a large Syagrus and my oldest Trachy :crying:.  But Mediterranean can take the most severe conditions overwatering and drowning it or droughting it for months it doesn’t care.  It refuses to look even remotely bad that I am wondering what the hell is wrong with it.  I had mites on every palm that was surrounding it but not a single one on her.  I had a few weird scale bugs back in June but only outdoors, nothing since it came inside this year back in August.

 

the king of indoors for this grower in northern Canada, the Chamaerops Humilis Mediterranean fan. :greenthumb:

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It surprises me because I thought it was a palm tree in full sun!

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