By The Germinator
This is first inflow for my female. The male has been producing flowers for a few years now. I am not sure when to harvest the seeds though. These are holding nicely but have been green forever. Here is mama, daddy, and the babies. Has anyone produced viable seed in So-Cal.?
By Hamakua Palms
I recently moved to the Hamakua coast; and I immediately noticed the beautiful palms that completely cover the gulches on the belt road, leading to my home. I have absolutely no idea what these Palms are and I would love to know what they are. I have attached two photos showing the Palms growing along this stream on waikaumalo park. I really want to plant some on my property but I would first like to know what they are; because I don’t know if they are terribly invasive or something along those lines. Thank you in advance!
This may seem odd. Everyone pushes the envelope with the palms they plant, like how far north can you grow a coconut palm etc. What about the opposite? If I moved to Hawaii of course I would jump both feet in with all the tropical palms I could get my hands on, but I would definitely plant all the cold hardy palms I’m a fan of now too. To me it would be cool to watch the growth rate of a cold hardy palm in a tropical environment. Anyone have sabal minor, sabal palmetto growing in paradise? I would love to see pics!!!
I've grown both Howea species for a while but never tried collecting any of the seeds to germinate them. Since the Howea forsteriana are pretty commonly available where I live, the only one of interest might be the Howea belmoreana seeds. My belmoreana is holding several inflorescence and one of the oldest has some large green seeds. Any thoughts on timeline? I recall someone saying that the Lord Howe Island palms seeds in general take a long time to mature on the plant, but maybe I was confused and that was germination time?
Happy New Year Palmtalk! I am posting to give everyone a heads up on the 2022 Biennial.
Who: IPS members only and due to logistics, max 150 people.
What: the IPS Biennial Hawaii 2022
When: October 9th through the 15th of 2022.
Where: Oahu and Hilo with pre and post tours planned for Maui and Kaua'i. Special notables include Lyon Arboretum, Foster Botanical, Floribunda and Leilani Estates and more.
Why: because it's Hawaii and we love super palmy places!
More details to come but if you plan on making it, save the date, and check in, below!