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Matt, it looks like s palm I used to have called D. Ankaizinensis. Sort of a madagascariensis type that grew like crap for me. And apparently you. :)



Coastal canyon area of San Diego


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I have noticed various "madagascarensis" types with needs all over the map. Some grow relatively easy, others seem to need insane heat and sun to not rot. My gut feeling is there are several different species with similar leaf arrangements.

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."

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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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I have one like this - new leaf comes up then gets half brown, then I get another one a year later, same thing. It has a monster heel but the leaf is a wimp every time.

Not sure what to do with it, put it into a full hot sun or let it be in half shade?

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I agree with the others.  Looks to me like a Dypsis Madagascariensis type.  I have a Mahajanga that looks very similar to yours.  Like Bill and Bret mentioned there are at least a handful of varieties of D. Mad some of which do really well here and others which just struggle forever and eventually succumb to fungus or some other issue.

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