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Ok. Ok. Undoubtedly there has been a topic titled this before. Was I going to make the effort to look for it? No, but on this day, which was yesterday, a Thursday, I took these pics of my Archontophoenix purpurea. I thought it was looking nice and purple so I am sharing.

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Share your Archontophoenix purureas.

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Billeb

Niiiiiice. 
 

-dale

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Dusty CBAD

@The Gerg that’s a really purple one! 
 

Off topic but I remember seeing a thread about the “Teracarpa” king from jungle music. I think you had a pretty good size one in the ground? How’s it looking now? Asking cause I planted a 3g last spring and it’s growing fast and looking good. Thanks!

Dustin

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The Gerg
56 minutes ago, Dusty CBAD said:

@The Gerg that’s a really purple one! 
 

Off topic but I remember seeing a thread about the “Teracarpa” king from jungle music. I think you had a pretty good size one in the ground? How’s it looking now? Asking cause I planted a 3g last spring and it’s growing fast and looking good. Thanks!

Dustin

Dustin,  ask and you shall receive. This pic was taken April 12th of this year. It’s doing quite well. It does however get a black fungus/ tar looking substance on the backside of some of the leafs (not all) which causes it to drip a sap like substance from affected leaf. It doesn’t seem to slow it down or set it back though. I have thought about pouring a little hydrogen peroxide down into the growing point but just never got around to it.

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Dusty CBAD

Looks great to me, really pretty palm. Looks like the trunk holds its green color pretty good? Also you think it’s different enough to be considered it’s own thing, or do you think it’s maybe just a maxima/something else with some palm marketing behind it?

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Billy

Interesting, does kinda look like a maxima a little bit. By the way is that a little B. Alfredii that's in that tall pot in the foreground? 

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The Gerg
10 hours ago, Dusty CBAD said:

Looks great to me, really pretty palm. Looks like the trunk holds its green color pretty good? Also you think it’s different enough to be considered it’s own thing, or do you think it’s maybe just a maxima/something else with some palm marketing behind it?

I’m really not too sure. Perhaps the parent plant is just a very robust maxima. I believe that Phil feels it is truly different from a standard maxima.

2 hours ago, Billy said:

Interesting, does kinda look like a maxima a little bit. By the way is that a little B. Alfredii that's in that tall pot in the foreground? 

Yes, I’ve got two that size that are in 15 gallon pots sitting inside the decorative pots as seen below. I also have two much larger ones in the ground. These ones will probably one day be sold. Who knows?

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2 hours ago, The Gerg said:

Yes, I’ve got two that size that are in 15 gallon pots sitting inside the decorative pots as seen below...

Love the idea of putting nursery pots inside of decorative pots. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm likely going to always have palms in pots (either for myself or to  sell at some point), and I've designated a couple spots in my yard specifically for this. But the idea of hiding a few of the nursery pots inside more decorative ones appeals to me as well.

The trick would be finding pots that fit standard nursery pots snugly. I actually like black pots... just thinking of making the exterior pots slightly more decorative. Open to suggestions if anyone has a favorite (ideally black & minimal/modern) pot for plant nesting ;-)

Going back to your original post, your purpurea is absolutely STUNNING!!!

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49 minutes ago, iDesign said:

Love the idea of putting nursery pots inside of decorative pots. 

 

I agree! I love the look of those elevated Alfredii. How fun is that?! Just to have a few little potted palms to enjoy at eye level when you sit back and relax on the patio. 

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Billy
2 hours ago, The Gerg said:

I also have two much larger ones in the ground. 

 

Would love to see photos if you have 'em! I'm a big fan of alfredii

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bubba

What a sensational palm! Thank you!

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James B

Your yard is looking great Greg!

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8 hours ago, iDesign said:

Love the idea of putting nursery pots inside of decorative pots. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm likely going to always have palms in pots (either for myself or to  sell at some point), and I've designated a couple spots in my yard specifically for this. But the idea of hiding a few of the nursery pots inside more decorative ones appeals to me as well.

The trick would be finding pots that fit standard nursery pots snugly. I actually like black pots... just thinking of making the exterior pots slightly more decorative. Open to suggestions if anyone has a favorite (ideally black & minimal/modern) pot for plant nesting ;-)

Going back to your original post, your purpurea is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Yes, looks better, plus the roots get cooked on hot days when black pots at exposed to the sun.

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7 hours ago, Billy said:

Would love to see photos if you have 'em! I'm a big fan of alfredii

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palmfriend

Hi,

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That one looks really nice!! Great color!

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...and I love this one, too!

Thank you for posting! 

 

Lars

 

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Billy

Holy smokes! Howea, Beccariophoenix, and Rhopalostylis...what beauties. Some of my favorites and definitely complimenting each other very nicely! I love the wavy frond-upright frond contrast. 

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Billy

Ti plants looking amazing as well. Looks like you also have a killer cycad collection. What a beautiful Ventura paradise. Haven't been to "the 805" for about 15 years now. 

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bubba

Sir Jimi Hendrix would be proud!

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