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JohnAndSancho

Also, new frond opening on c. Benezeii. Not sure if it's naturally higher or if it's tired of being a literal turnstile into my apartment 

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realarch

Areca macrocalyx. Color can be quite variable, but this one came to play.

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John hovancsek

This lemour was almost dead at one time but look at it now

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JohnAndSancho

Super super tiny new Rhapis Excelsea leaf is absolutely adorable. My apologies for my fingers not looking like fingers. Theres a shadow and I had just got out of the shower. 

 

 

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John hovancsek

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realarch

John, is that a Reinhardtia? The flowers look familiar.

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John hovancsek
On 7/23/2022 at 4:04 PM, realarch said:

John, is that a Reinhardtia? The flowers look familiar.

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Yes R. Compacta

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Tracy

The buzzing of the bees around this Dypsis onilahensis.  With multiple trunks there have been several inflorescence in different states of flowering for the last few weeks.

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The Gerg
4 hours ago, Tracy said:

The buzzing of the bees around this Dypsis onilahensis.  With multiple trunks there have been several inflorescence in different states of flowering for the last few weeks.

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Awesome. Yesterday I noticed bees hard at work on my Foxy Lady inflorescence’s. 

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BillDaCat8

I was treated to a tour of @Rod place this week. What an amazing collection of plants! So much to see. I was overwhelmed. This guy was a showstopper. Hyphaene compressa 

 

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aztropic

Getting hard to trim at that size! I've seen pics of a ladder on the roof leaning against that tree :bemused: ... Nice specimen though,and shows AZ has the climate to grow certain palms to perfection. My extreme successes for this area are Pseudophoenix sargentii, Copernicia cowellii, baileyana, macroglossa, and berteroana, and Coccothrinax borhidiana,macroglossa, and miraguama. Some species actually DO grow better under extreme desert conditions. Take a look at most Caribbean natives as potential desert plantings, as they have similar growing conditions to ours.:greenthumb:

Here's a pic of a Copernicia berteroana that I planted from seed I collected on an IPS sponsored trip to the Dominican Republic. It's currently loaded with seed itself. Feel free to come get some when it ripens up...:shaka-2:

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Jadd Correia
On 7/4/2022 at 10:15 PM, Matt in OC said:

This is an incredibly variegated Caryota mitis that I bought from Floribunda and gave to my dad. The coloring is incredible. 

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Love the color on that mitis! Way to go. Looking forward to getting one of those in the ground as well. Take care and best of growing. 

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JohnAndSancho

Not palms but look at how much this one dracaena has grown compared to his brother (both came from an "O2 For You" box from a big box website) since I moved them on the floor behind my big indoor cat palm. It's growing some cool bends and dwarfing its sibling. I know nothing about the normal growth rate on these and I know they've both been over potted for almost 2 years now, but - boom. 

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JohnAndSancho

Also Chamaedorea Plumosa - just, wow. 

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realarch

Here are a couple more……

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realarch

Pinanga densiflora

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bubba

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JohnAndSancho

Chamaedorea Neglectarium seedlings refuse to die. They're tucked back in the corner of my patio trying to hide them from the blasting sun. 

 

Speaking of neglect, I learned a few months ago that my Monstera will throw new leaves more often if I water it more often. Science :bummed:

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Chris Chance

Great thread! I was admiring my Tribear trunk. I need to redo the grass area in the background. Dog loves to tear things up in the yard.

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3 Milesfrom Gulf of Mexico

Storm approaching my coconut tree.  

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The Gerg
6 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

Great thread! I was admiring my Tribear trunk. I need to redo the grass area in the background. Dog loves to tear things up in the yard.

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I would admire that Tri-Bear trunk too if mine looked like that. Mine is still pretty small and not trunking yet.

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The Gerg
4 hours ago, 3 Milesfrom Gulf of Mexico said:

Storm approaching my coconut tree.  

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Eerie! Cool pic.

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The Gerg

One of my Archontopheonix cunninghamiana’s caught my attention today. It’s tucked back in the corner so not always easy to see, but this colorful fruiting stood out through the Chambeyronia macrocarpa leafs in front of it. Nothing overly special but pleasing to the eye.
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Dusty CBAD

@Chris Chance How about a pic of the whole tri bear palm? I got one that’s not trunking yet and that trunk photo of yours stoked me out!

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Chris Chance

Here's a shot of the whole palm. It's hard to get it all in a picture and it definitely looks way better in person. I planted this 7 years ago as a small 3 gallon. It was only about a foot tall at the time. They really pick up the pace once the trunk forms. 

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BayAndroid
18 hours ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Chamaedorea Neglectarium seedlings refuse to die. They're tucked back in the corner of my patio trying to hide them from the blasting sun. 

 

Speaking of neglect, I learned a few months ago that my Monstera will throw new leaves more often if I water it more often. Science :bummed:

 

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I have mine growing straight out of my aquarium. 

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BayAndroid

Chamaedorea Tepejilote multi trunk. 

 

 

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Tracy

My "little" Pritchardia maideniana which is just now pushing out its first flower spathes.  The big one I have is in the other garden and is getting to tall to trim with the 14' pole and standing on the adjacent seatwalls.  I've learned to appreciate them when smaller and at eye level.  The only challenge with this one is that we still have to duck and one of the fronds gets hit by the front gate when it opens, but not for much longer.

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JohnAndSancho
On 8/4/2022 at 1:58 PM, Tracy said:

My "little" Pritchardia maideniana which is just now pushing out its first flower spathes.  The big one I have is in the other garden and is getting to tall to trim with the 14' pole and standing on the adjacent seatwalls.  I've learned to appreciate them when smaller and at eye level.  The only challenge with this one is that we still have to duck and one of the fronds gets hit by the front gate when it opens, but not for much longer.

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I wish I could grow Pritchardia in my current living situation. I'm pretty sure the wind would shred them 3 seasons out of the year judging by the beating my Washie takes. Also please boop your dog's snoot for me. 

As for my update here, my Butia x Lytocaryum Weddelanium. It's kinda cool to think that this is something that likely never would occur in nature but here we are. I wish my regular Lytocaryum would grow like this. 

 

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JohnAndSancho

While I'm feeling philosophical - there's 7 continents on earth, and there's species of palms that grow naturally on 6 of them. I'm managing to grow palms naturally occurring on 5 continents, intermingled together, in pots, in a tiny studio apartment in SE TX, and that's kind of cool. (I don't own anything from Europe. Yet.) 

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apriliarider15

One of newer fronds on one of my variegated Washingtonia 

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BillDaCat8
On 8/6/2022 at 2:46 PM, apriliarider15 said:

One of newer fronds on one of my variegated Washingtonia 

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Ahh! Spider! 
 

I don’t do spiders. 
 

Very cool palm tho! 

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BillDaCat8

This was a few months ago. I was visiting a friend out in Dana Point. There’s a nursery there. Kind of down in a valley. Right by the Costco. Anyway, this thing was freakin gorgeous. 
 

 

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palmfriend

Hi,

after some very busy days I made a short stroll through my garden, admiring the first flowering of my seed grown V. joannis palms...

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...and while closing in getting aware of some humming activities.

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Could it be...?

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That looks like some "heavy air traffic"...

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Oh, beautiful! It is really nice to see our local bees getting attracted by this non-native palm species...:D:greenthumb:

Let's hope for the best!

 

Lars

 

 

 

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Bill Austin

There must be a palm somewhere in this .CB563B2B-4779-4711-BB67-C65EE686D8F0.thumb.jpeg.783502e5dd60c7925fd14a6172fb16d4.jpegthere it is in left corner 

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Billeb
On 8/10/2022 at 9:28 PM, BillDaCat8 said:

…..There’s a nursery there. Kind of down in a valley. Right by the Costco. Anyway, this thing was freakin gorgeous. 

 

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Seaside Growers Nursery. 
 

-dale

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