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Petioles as hard as wood. Base is starting to fatten up. Instead of sending coconuts to the land fill, repurposing as a mulch. Takes several years to break down.20200829_071019(1).thumb.jpg.01eb89f983a8ac5028542a74f9ebc8ce.jpg20200829_071019(1).thumb.jpg.01eb89f983a8ac5028542a74f9ebc8ce.jpg

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Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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I heard that as well, suppose to be fast. My Pseuso vinifera on right, and P sargentii on left, were planted on the same day, and were about the same size 3 gal pot size. Easy to see which is the speed demon.

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Warrior Palm Princess, Satellite Beach, Florida

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Same experience as NatureGirl,except in the Arizona desert.Both vinifera and sargentii were planted about 12 years ago as 15 gallon size plants.Same light,same water,same care; sargentii grows at least twice as fast...

 

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Mesa,Arizona

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Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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Scott - I like the clean trunk look. My leaf bases are so tough and stretched that they give no gap to remove them. Unless I force a blade up against the trunk and cause possible damage. Too tough for the long handled loppers, I have to use a reciprocating saw.

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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Completely agree! Leaf bases on vinifera are tough as rocks and very hard to remove without causing permanent damage to the palm. Fortunately,after about a foot of wood trunk,they do start to peel off a lot easier when browned.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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Pseudophoenix vinifera planted about 2001.  Not sure of size when plantead.  Here are 2005 and today to show growth.  This palm is planted within 3 feet of a lily pond that leaks due to my 60lb dog walking thru it a n umber of times and putting holes in the liner.

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Then there is Pseudophoenix sargentii, again not sure when planted but most likely 2001.  First picture is from 2008, the other today.  This has only gotten water from poorly maintained drip line for 19 years so no where near as much as P. v.   It is flowering now, second time ever.  First time something ate all the seeds/fruit.  Hope to get some this time.

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