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Also, new frond opening on c. Benezeii. Not sure if it's naturally higher or if it's tired of being a literal turnstile into my apartment 

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Areca macrocalyx. Color can be quite variable, but this one came to play.

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Super super tiny new Rhapis Excelsea leaf is absolutely adorable. My apologies for my fingers not looking like fingers. Theres a shadow and I had just got out of the shower. 

 

 

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John, is that a Reinhardtia? The flowers look familiar.

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On 7/23/2022 at 4:04 PM, realarch said:

John, is that a Reinhardtia? The flowers look familiar.

Tim

Yes R. Compacta

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The buzzing of the bees around this Dypsis onilahensis.  With multiple trunks there have been several inflorescence in different states of flowering for the last few weeks.

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4 hours ago, Tracy said:

The buzzing of the bees around this Dypsis onilahensis.  With multiple trunks there have been several inflorescence in different states of flowering for the last few weeks.

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Awesome. Yesterday I noticed bees hard at work on my Foxy Lady inflorescence’s. 

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I was treated to a tour of @Rod place this week. What an amazing collection of plants! So much to see. I was overwhelmed. This guy was a showstopper. Hyphaene compressa 

 

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Getting hard to trim at that size! I've seen pics of a ladder on the roof leaning against that tree :bemused: ... Nice specimen though,and shows AZ has the climate to grow certain palms to perfection. My extreme successes for this area are Pseudophoenix sargentii, Copernicia cowellii, baileyana, macroglossa, and berteroana, and Coccothrinax borhidiana,macroglossa, and miraguama. Some species actually DO grow better under extreme desert conditions. Take a look at most Caribbean natives as potential desert plantings, as they have similar growing conditions to ours.:greenthumb:

Here's a pic of a Copernicia berteroana that I planted from seed I collected on an IPS sponsored trip to the Dominican Republic. It's currently loaded with seed itself. Feel free to come get some when it ripens up...:shaka-2:

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Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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On 7/4/2022 at 10:15 PM, Matt in OC said:

This is an incredibly variegated Caryota mitis that I bought from Floribunda and gave to my dad. The coloring is incredible. 

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Love the color on that mitis! Way to go. Looking forward to getting one of those in the ground as well. Take care and best of growing. 

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Not palms but look at how much this one dracaena has grown compared to his brother (both came from an "O2 For You" box from a big box website) since I moved them on the floor behind my big indoor cat palm. It's growing some cool bends and dwarfing its sibling. I know nothing about the normal growth rate on these and I know they've both been over potted for almost 2 years now, but - boom. 

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Chamaedorea Neglectarium seedlings refuse to die. They're tucked back in the corner of my patio trying to hide them from the blasting sun. 

 

Speaking of neglect, I learned a few months ago that my Monstera will throw new leaves more often if I water it more often. Science :bummed:

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Great thread! I was admiring my Tribear trunk. I need to redo the grass area in the background. Dog loves to tear things up in the yard.

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6 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

Great thread! I was admiring my Tribear trunk. I need to redo the grass area in the background. Dog loves to tear things up in the yard.

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I would admire that Tri-Bear trunk too if mine looked like that. Mine is still pretty small and not trunking yet.

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4 hours ago, 3 Milesfrom Gulf of Mexico said:

Storm approaching my coconut tree.  

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Eerie! Cool pic.

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One of my Archontopheonix cunninghamiana’s caught my attention today. It’s tucked back in the corner so not always easy to see, but this colorful fruiting stood out through the Chambeyronia macrocarpa leafs in front of it. Nothing overly special but pleasing to the eye.
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Here's a shot of the whole palm. It's hard to get it all in a picture and it definitely looks way better in person. I planted this 7 years ago as a small 3 gallon. It was only about a foot tall at the time. They really pick up the pace once the trunk forms. 

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18 hours ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Chamaedorea Neglectarium seedlings refuse to die. They're tucked back in the corner of my patio trying to hide them from the blasting sun. 

 

Speaking of neglect, I learned a few months ago that my Monstera will throw new leaves more often if I water it more often. Science :bummed:

 

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I have mine growing straight out of my aquarium. 

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My "little" Pritchardia maideniana which is just now pushing out its first flower spathes.  The big one I have is in the other garden and is getting to tall to trim with the 14' pole and standing on the adjacent seatwalls.  I've learned to appreciate them when smaller and at eye level.  The only challenge with this one is that we still have to duck and one of the fronds gets hit by the front gate when it opens, but not for much longer.

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On 8/4/2022 at 1:58 PM, Tracy said:

My "little" Pritchardia maideniana which is just now pushing out its first flower spathes.  The big one I have is in the other garden and is getting to tall to trim with the 14' pole and standing on the adjacent seatwalls.  I've learned to appreciate them when smaller and at eye level.  The only challenge with this one is that we still have to duck and one of the fronds gets hit by the front gate when it opens, but not for much longer.

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I wish I could grow Pritchardia in my current living situation. I'm pretty sure the wind would shred them 3 seasons out of the year judging by the beating my Washie takes. Also please boop your dog's snoot for me. 

As for my update here, my Butia x Lytocaryum Weddelanium. It's kinda cool to think that this is something that likely never would occur in nature but here we are. I wish my regular Lytocaryum would grow like this. 

 

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While I'm feeling philosophical - there's 7 continents on earth, and there's species of palms that grow naturally on 6 of them. I'm managing to grow palms naturally occurring on 5 continents, intermingled together, in pots, in a tiny studio apartment in SE TX, and that's kind of cool. (I don't own anything from Europe. Yet.) 

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On 8/6/2022 at 2:46 PM, apriliarider15 said:

One of newer fronds on one of my variegated Washingtonia 

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Ahh! Spider! 
 

I don’t do spiders. 
 

Very cool palm tho! 

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This was a few months ago. I was visiting a friend out in Dana Point. There’s a nursery there. Kind of down in a valley. Right by the Costco. Anyway, this thing was freakin gorgeous. 
 

 

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Hi,

after some very busy days I made a short stroll through my garden, admiring the first flowering of my seed grown V. joannis palms...

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...and while closing in getting aware of some humming activities.

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Could it be...?

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That looks like some "heavy air traffic"...

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Oh, beautiful! It is really nice to see our local bees getting attracted by this non-native palm species...:D:greenthumb:

Let's hope for the best!

 

Lars

 

 

 

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On 8/10/2022 at 9:28 PM, BillDaCat8 said:

…..There’s a nursery there. Kind of down in a valley. Right by the Costco. Anyway, this thing was freakin gorgeous. 

 

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Seaside Growers Nursery. 
 

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L/S Weddelanium

 

I love these little guys, but I do wish they were faster. I've had them for close to 2 years - I dunno if I keep my apartment too cold, if they're too far away from the grow light, maybe they need daily watering, maybe they want fertilizer... I dunno. 

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20 minutes ago, DP Blanco-Niño said:

My Pritchardia Beccariana opening a new leaf.

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Welcome to PalmTalk! Any relation to El Blanco?

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Between the beach and the bays, Point Loma, San Diego, California USA
and on a 300 year-old lava flow, Pahoa, Hawaii, 1/4 mile from the 2018 flow
All characters  in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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On 8/12/2022 at 11:32 AM, Billeb said:

Seaside Growers Nursery. 
 

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That’s them. Saw it on the label after I posted. Nice place. Stop by if you’re in the area. 

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