palmfriend Posted February 14 Report Share Posted February 14 Hi, just a short documentation about the growth rate of one of my L. chinensis. As you may know, one of our local (native) heros - so, completely bullet proof to grow - but why not to have one or two in the garden. If everything else falls apart during a typhoon, these ones hold their ground mostly unharmed and are almost immune to beetle attacks and diseases. With these thoughts in mind I collected some seeds here and there on our island a couple years ago, I had no problems to get them sprouted and this is where this story starts... Please be invited to join my little tour. February 2015 - still potted - maybe a year old at that time. October, same year - planted out and getting confronted with our *real* alcaline soil. Excactly one year later - definitely got *connected* and started to grow significantly. (October 2016) Now fasten your seat belts, please - the same one four years later... and... Filling out the space behind the house completely, obviously getting along very well... (September 2020) Finally today's status (February 2023) and the reason for this report... A bit difficult to get it into the frame - its top already reaching the roof line - while... ...the trunk is three/four feet max. (I had to cut some leaves from time to time to be able to get access the backside of the house...😅) I glanced at the trunk for a moment to check for possible beetle attacks first, then I started to look up and... "What the ...??" ... ... and I counted six spathes but I am sure there are more. Now with being aware of this new development I will give this one a closer look from now on. Even if it is a very common palm over here, I am glad that it does so well! Thank you for your time! Lars 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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