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The good news is I can still capture the new leaf from the roof, the bad news is it's only 15' (4.5m) from the house. Well, neither the house or the 

palm can't be moved so it's going to work no matter what. 

It throws only two leaves a year, but looking at the mass of each one, that's a heck of a lot of work. Planted from a 5 gallon back in mid 2008 it continues to slowly grow larger and larger and I imagine it may start to trunk in a couple more years. 




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Hilo, Hawaii

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Here's my future grove of three, from seed I planted in October of 2015.

No I have not thrown away the ones that have not (yet) germinated. The reddish leaf was prettier a few days ago.


As always yours are an inspiration Tim! Both to even attempt to grow palms and place them as beautifully as you do and also to live long enough to see mine that size!


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Cindy Adair

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Exquisite Tim!! 

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Mahalo for the comments. It's an amazing palm and those fronds are an easy 20' long at this point in it's life. 

It's good to know that the ones here in Hawaii are doing well considering their vulnerability in habitat. These are truly majestic palms.

Your babies look healthy Cindy, good luck with them.



Hilo, Hawaii

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Wow, Tim, I didn't even see Bob in the first photo -- human scale really shows how impressive this palm is.  Long live the Lemurs!

Kim Cyr

Between the beach and the bays, Point Loma, San Diego, California USA
and on a 300 year-old lava flow, Pahoa, Hawaii, 1/4 mile from the 2018 flow
All characters  in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Nice photos Tim! That's turning into  a real monster...looks about the same size as mine when we dug it up, but only half the age

Now I am down to  a single seedling the same size as Cindy's!



Gold Coast, Queensland Latitude 28S. Mild, Humid Subtropical climate. Rainfall - not consistent enough!

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