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Picking up a 5' Brahea brandeegii tomorrow.  What do I need to know as far as water?  Can I water the hell out of it?  I have a spot next to a baby Sabal etonia that I think would be real nice, but that Sabal gets drowned on drippers.  Soil is good in that spot though, so it's not just waterlogged.

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DoomsDave

Brahea Brandegeei are native to deserts, in Baja Mexico. 
 

They’re quite drought tolerant, but I’ve found they’ll be glad for water so long as there’s plenty of heat, full sun and well drained soil. They’re one of the fastest Braheas to put on vertical size.

How about a picture?

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DoomsDave

Remind me to post a picture of my 25 foot tall specimen.

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ahosey01
36 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Remind me to post a picture of my 25 foot tall specimen.

I’ll post one tomorrow when I pick it up!

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Here’s my 25 foot Brahea brandeegeii.

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Darold Petty

Dave, you need some orchids and bromeliads stuck in those leafbases !

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16 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Here’s my 25 foot Brahea brandeegeii.

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How old is this!?

I haven’t had a chance to get down to Treeland yet, but I’m told the palms are about 5-7 ft tall.  Hoping it takes off in my climate.

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DoomsDave
1 hour ago, ahosey01 said:

How old is this!?

I haven’t had a chance to get down to Treeland yet, but I’m told the palms are about 5-7 ft tall.  Hoping it takes off in my climate.

It's about 15 years old from a five to seven gallon, about 2 feet tall when planted.

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ahosey01
On 12/13/2021 at 7:30 PM, DoomsDave said:

Brahea Brandegeei are native to deserts, in Baja Mexico. 
 

They’re quite drought tolerant, but I’ve found they’ll be glad for water so long as there’s plenty of heat, full sun and well drained soil. They’re one of the fastest Braheas to put on vertical size.

How about a picture?

Took me a while, but here you go!  It’s greener than I hoped, but superficially resembles a Sabal at this size.

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8 hours ago, ahosey01 said:

Took me a while, but here you go!  It’s greener than I hoped, but superficially resembles a Sabal at this size.

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Hmm. That's the palm on the right, correct? Looks like a nice specimen to me! They have two tone leaves; different shades of blue green on the upper vs. the lower sides.

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29 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Hmm. That's the palm on the right, correct? Looks like a nice specimen to me! They have two tone leaves; different shades of blue green on the upper vs. the lower sides.

Yes sir, the one on the right.

My hope is that it grows even slightly faster than the canary behind it.  The little baby in front is a Sabal etonia.  Hopefully the Brahea brandeegii will be the tallest, the canary next and the etonia will obviously only ever be a few feet tall.  I think it should create some nice visual effect with all those different heights.  Normally I don't think that hard about palms - I just shove them wherever they fit.  This time around, however, I decided to be more thoughtful!

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