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Chamaedorea Metallica help!!


John2468
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Hello everyone!!

I recently received this palm from a seller on EBay. It came with its stem wrinkled and a broken spear. The stem is still hard and not mushy. How can I save this palm? Thanks!!

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You should request a refund.  The stem should never be wrinkled like that, beyond the shocking lack of foliage.  This plant is suitable only for the compost bin.  :(

I buy a lot of stuff on Ebay, if the vendor is unresponsive you can ask Ebay to intervene in the disputed transaction.  

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San Francisco, California

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It's a shame there are people on ebay trying to peddle palms in that kind of shape =/ 

T J 

T J 

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Was the listing called "BEAUTIFUL PALM FROM THE MEXICAN RAINFOREST!" by any chance? I would be tempted to get that too, it's like 40 dollars for a really nice sized one.

I'm sorry you recieved it like that, maybe it got like that during transport. Still, a refund is in order.

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The acute dehydration suffered by this palm could not have occured in the few days of transit.  Chamaedorea stems are very solid and smooth.  This plant was a bummer before the sale.  :angry: 

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San Francisco, California

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I decided to repot the palm and watered it heavily and see if there are any changes in the morning. I also set up a camera to record if there are any movements.

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2 hours ago, John2468 said:

No, it was not that listing, it is out of stock. 

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Seems the seller was transparent about the palm with the picture used for the listing.  Why in the world would you buy a palm in this shape?

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Huntington Beach, CA

USDA Zone 10a/10b

Sunset Zone 24

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Live and learn. Look on Palmpedia and see what a healthy specimen should look like. That will give you a better chance of success when you order online in the future. Good luck.

Tim

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Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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19 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

You should request a refund.  The stem should never be wrinkled like that, beyond the shocking lack of foliage.  This plant is suitable only for the compost bin.  :(

I buy a lot of stuff on Ebay, if the vendor is unresponsive you can ask Ebay to intervene in the disputed transaction.  

Agree. That is a sick/dying palm. Get a refund.

Meg

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Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
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Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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