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Anyone else growing Caryota Maxima(urens?) potted?


Mostapha

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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else is growing this magnificent palm potted. 

I'm reside in NYS at the foothills of the Adirondack Mts. Mine is almost 3 years old from seed. A seed that was given to me by a friend that owns a florist. It was the only seed brought to her by a customer that had brought it from California.

Seems to do quite well for me here, just also seems to grow in spurts. Of course it grows inside during the cold months.

I place it in the shower along with other palms to get a deep watering.  Shower only on enough to simulate a light misty rain. I have humidifiers in my house as well as banks of 96" windows, so plenty of natural light. As you can see in the included picture even on dreary days of winter. The palm was moved to take the picture.

Also during the winter I suppliment with led strip lights, putting out 3000 to 4500 lumens per strip.

No mites, no scale, nor any other problems. Plants are watch over very carefully and well maintained.

Along with this Caryota, I also grow the mitis, Latania(both red and blue from seed) Triangles, Foxtails, Becarriophoenix alfredfi, as well as other palms some feel I shouldn't be able to grow. I recently gave away a coconut because it grew to large too fast. Spears we're getting to close to 14 ft ceiling. 

Anyway, anyone else growing this palm potted would be nice to see pictures and know how it does in your areas. 

Thanks. Mark1518117643531-788775134.thumb.jpg.b04ab3

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I'm sorry, but I can't possibly be the only person here interested in growing this palm potted inside, can I. 

It is a beautiful palm.

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1 hour ago, Mostapha said:

I'm sorry, but I can't possibly be the only person here interested in growing this palm potted inside, can I. 

It is a beautiful palm.

Give it a little more time man!  I'm sure you'll get responses if you give it a few days or a week.

I grow this one in a pot, but not inside.  Outdoors year round.

Ben Rogers

On the border of Concord & Clayton in the East Bay hills - Elev 387 ft 37.95 °N, 121.94 °W

My back yard weather station: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=37.954%2C-121.945&sp=KCACONCO37

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Maybe your Caryota could use a little more nitrogen and iron? I do not grow this one but I have a Caryota monostachya that has been chloric for a while. It seems to improve a little bit after I added some Palmgain last fall. I plan to fertilize more this spring.

With your setup, you can go for the more exotic Caryota ophiopellis and zebrina, plus Chambeyronia, Licuala, Verschaffeltia, etc. One order from Floribunda will easily double your collection and greatly boost the exoticity factor. They have so many small to medium sized palms that will not outgrow your ceiling space.

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I have palmgain here, I was waiting until spring to fertilize again. But I only use half the recommended dose. Maybe I should up it a little.

I would like an C. obtusa but it also grows very fast and wide, I don't know how long I would be able to keep it.

Here are a couple pics of my Becarriophoenix alfredfi and Licuala. They are about ready for the boost themselves. Also from seed.. Thanks for the input, it us very much appreciated. Anything further feel free. Experience is the best teacher. Im sure someone will comment that these palms shouldn't grow here in NYS. Both are currently in spike, as well are both of the Caryota.

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23 hours ago, daxin said:

Maybe your Caryota could use a little more nitrogen and iron? I do not grow this one but I have a Caryota monostachya that has been chloric for a while. It seems to improve a little bit after I added some Palmgain last fall. I plan to fertilize more this spring.

With your setup, you can go for the more exotic Caryota ophiopellis and zebrina, plus Chambeyronia, Licuala, Verschaffeltia, etc. One order from Floribunda will easily double your collection and greatly boost the exoticity factor. They have so many small to medium sized palms that will not outgrow your ceiling space.

I would like to thank you for the vote of confidence. That is most appreciated. I would like a C. zebrina , just don't see them available very often.

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