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Noticed this palm in a hotel. Definitely not the typical Kentia or Majesty. I'm not as well versed as many here so I thought I'd throw it to you all...

The petiole is rather golden/yellowish. 

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Dying root-bound majesty, a few months before they trudge to the big box store and get a new one

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Could it not be an king/archontophoenix/Alexander? To my eye it could. Looking at the leaflets of my own sad ravenea specime, I think majesty's leaflets hold a more perpendicular angle to their rachis.

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I doubt the sickly palm in the photo is a crownshafted palm. If so, rule out any Archonotophoenix. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a larger crownshafted palm grown in a hotel lobby in Indiana - if that is where the photo was taken. Majesties are regrettably hawked almost everywhere as decorative houseplants. Still, it doesn't look quite right for a majesty. Most Raveneas have a ~45 degree vertical "twist" to their fronds, at least to the older ones. This wretched thing has been pruned so severely that maybe those newer fronds are still upright and haven't matured enough to relax and show the telltale twist.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
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Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

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

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2 hours ago, Frond-friend42 said:

Could it not be an king/archontophoenix/Alexander? To my eye it could. Looking at the leaflets of my own sad ravenea specime, I think majesty's leaflets hold a more perpendicular angle to their rachis.

I'm pretty sure it's not majesty. 

If I go by it again, I'll try to get better shots. 

 

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19 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

I doubt the sickly palm in the photo is a crownshafted palm. If so, rule out any Archonotophoenix. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a larger crownshafted palm grown in a hotel lobby in Indiana - if that is where the photo was taken. Majesties are regrettably hawked almost everywhere as decorative houseplants. Still, it doesn't look quite right for a majesty. Most Raveneas have a ~45 degree vertical "twist" to their fronds, at least to the older ones. This wretched thing has been pruned so severely that maybe those newer fronds are still upright and haven't matured enough to relax and show the telltale twist.

I don't think Majesty. 

It's in a lobby in Ashville, NC. If I walk by again I'll try to get a better shot.

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2 hours ago, SeanK said:

Spindle. Ignore the leaves and focus on the trunk.

They make very good indoor plants.

My initial thought when I saw it was "maybe it's a spindle". I was viewing thru a glass wall so never got close to it. It just looked different than most palms you see supplied to hotels, offices, etc

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On 3/6/2023 at 6:37 PM, Quasarecho said:

Noticed this palm in a hotel. Definitely not the typical Kentia or Majesty. I'm not as well versed as many here so I thought I'd throw it to you all...

The petiole is rather golden/yellowish. 

20230306_183022.jpg

 Looks like a spindle palm 🌴

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On 3/8/2023 at 1:46 PM, PalmatierMeg said:

I doubt the sickly palm in the photo is a crownshafted palm. If so, rule out any Archonotophoenix. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a larger crownshafted palm grown in a hotel lobby in Indiana - if that is where the photo was taken. Majesties are regrettably hawked almost everywhere as decorative houseplants. Still, it doesn't look quite right for a majesty. Most Raveneas have a ~45 degree vertical "twist" to their fronds, at least to the older ones. This wretched thing has been pruned so severely that maybe those newer fronds are still upright and haven't matured enough to relax and show the telltale twist.

It's a spindle palm. And a lot of palms do develop my a crownshaft if given the opportunity to grow...a majesty palm can reach 86 feet in Madagascar 

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On 3/23/2023 at 3:36 PM, Robert D. Young said:

can

A said 'a', not 'my'. Autocorrect is so off🤦‍♂️

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