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Hidden palms, Colocasia "Thai giant" a palm in name only


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SAM_2118.thumb.JPG.c093704c1eb6bcfa271cf3f5a7f612a2.JPG4 o'clocks forest is taking over the palms....if you could see them 
in order they are Trachycarpus Manipur (Naga Hills) T.Latisectus, T.takil, T.Oreophilus 
and a T.Princeps...the other 2 Trachys hidden in this picture are T.Wagnerianus x T.Princeps and a small T.Geminisectus. 
should say 4 o'clocks above
I can take a pic of those 2 if anyone is interested. 


Does anyone else grow Colocasia "Thai giant"?  
Right now the biggest leaf is close to 3' and may put out a 5' long 
leaf by summers end if no storms or wind damage. I will try and find a pic of last years and add it at the end.. 

Sorry about the picture quality, not a good camera. 
The "Madagascar palm". Pachypodium Lamerei from the island. 
Flowers smell a little like vanilla. SAM_2117.thumb.JPG.0f32f8ee73e1646d8b59ed0374036836.JPG

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forgot to mention the Madagascar palm is about 7' without the pot...


Heres a picture(s) of the Thai giant last year






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Lots of nice tropicals.  The Thai giant is big

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Youtube (TN Tropics) 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), louisiana(5), palmetto (1)  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  15' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia capitata(1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F


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Jim ,

I forgot to mulch my Thailand Giant last winter and even though it was a relatively mild winter for here it kicked the bucket . It was actually a seedling ( my second seedling  since I've grown them ) from a previous plant that I had . I looked at the ground and notice what looked like a tiny TG . It got to a decent size last summer and would've been big this year . 

They do fine here with mulch high on the trunks about 8" up on the trunks . 

Lazy , but I'll get one for next year . Thanks for reminding me about getting one . 




Early Spring when I pull off the mulch .


Seedling I found :



Remember my bumper crop of Castor Beans ?



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