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1 hour ago, ellidro said:

I bought a 5g munro from Jungle Music many years ago. I planted it and it was a rocket ship that is now seeding. I sent pics to Hodel because I wasn't convinced it was munroi and his very educated guess was maideniana.

Pritchardia maideniana is definitely a fast grower.  I got the one pictured below from Phil at Jungle Music as a 5 gallon (labled P affinis at the time) in the middle or early part of the 2000 decade.  I have another smaller one here in Leucadia which is also a fast grower.  If Don thinks it's probably maideniana, then its a safe bet to make.

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Since I have a problem playing the "favorite game", I won't say this is my favorite Pritchardia.  I will say that it is the Pritchardia that I would most hate to lose though.  Adam is also growing this palm which we got labeled as Pritchardia flynnii.  I also asked Don Hodel about this one and when he last saw it, he said it was inconclusive as to whether it is P flynnii or something else.  Perhaps someday when it produces fruit we will get answers, right Adam?  It looks like it will remain a smaller specimen among the Pritchardia's which is ideal for where I have mine growing under a Burretiokentia and a Howea belmoreana.

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I actually got what is (hopefully) the real munroi from Floribunda last spring. The mother plant in his garden looks to be the real deal..

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Coastal canyon area of San Diego

 

"In the shadow of the Cross"

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47 minutes ago, quaman58 said:

I actually got what is (hopefully) the real munroi from Floribunda last spring.

Have you put it in the ground yet Bret, or is it still growing up to planting size?

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22 hours ago, Tracy said:

Have you put it in the ground yet Bret, or is it still growing up to planting size?

Tracy, threw it right in the ground ( about 1 gal. size). Starting to grow, but too young to show much distinction. Stay tuned..

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Bret

 

Coastal canyon area of San Diego

 

"In the shadow of the Cross"

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  • 8 months later...
On 3/11/2020 at 8:57 PM, Zeeth said:

This thing seems like it's really picking up speed!

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Palmetto, Florida (10a) and Tampa, Florida (9b/10a)

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Might as well keep Tim's post rolling with a couple of pics. Please forgive me as I'm not as fast as you all when it comes to plantings. They will get in the ground sooner or later, hopefully. Kids you see. Their sports have been taking up almost a 100% of our time right now.

Anyway, here is the first hardyi that was put into the ground about 3-4 weeks ago from a 5 gallon Air-Pot. I don't think they really enjoy the pot unless you can give it daily watering as it tends to dry out very quickly with the holes that it has. 2 out of the 4 don't look as good because of this. The second picture showing the underside of the leaf is with the flash off, and the third is with the flash on. I can't get enough of this species. 

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Here is the second one. I do not wish to show the other two right now as stated in the previous post. They do not look their best. I will post them as they get better.

Here is the second one, though not quite as photogenic as the first but holds a head full of hair and looks better than the other two. However, I don't know what happened to this one. It seems like it was reaching towards the rising sun which is why the crown is bending? I have since planted it in the opposite direction hoping that it will correct itself as it gets older. Anyone else have this problem?

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Here are some recent photos of P. lanigera. Having replanted to a different spot slowed it down a bit, but plugging along. 

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