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Coconut but is it yellow Malayan dwarf type


Patrick Palms

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They look like they are either the yellow or golden Malays, but it's hard to say...the yellow/gold Malays always get very burned and ratty-looking this time of year away from the more deeply tropical climates, and at least in Florida, they are a magnet for whitefly, which really causes the leaves to look bad in winter. Plus these are obviously out of a nursery somewhere and may be just in a state of sunburn or going from shade-cloth to full sun too quickly. If availability in the Canaries is anything like in the USA, they are probably Gold Malays because yellows are fairly hard to come by, especially in quantity. The golds are very common, in Florida, at least, even though they have the worst appearance in winter there. And your second picture looks more like a gold form to my eye, as the yellow really has a brighter, more pale petiole-color than the one you show.

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Michael Norell

Rancho Mirage, California | 33°44' N 116°25' W | 287 ft | z10a | avg Jan 43/70F | Jul 78/108F avg | Weather Station KCARANCH310

previously Big Pine Key, Florida | 24°40' N 81°21' W | 4.5 ft. | z12a | Calcareous substrate | avg annual min. approx 52F | avg Jan 65/75F | Jul 83/90 | extreme min approx 41F

previously Natchez, Mississippi | 31°33' N 91°24' W | 220 ft.| z9a | Downtown/river-adjacent | Loess substrate | avg annual min. 23F | Jan 43/61F | Jul 73/93F | extreme min 2.5F (1899); previously Los Angeles, California (multiple locations)

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Thankyou    at this size  will they need slow release fertilizer in 4 months time?  And should i place some sea salt on them

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Yes, a slow-release fertilizer but make sure you use the right fertilizer depending on your soil composition and pH. If highly basic (alkaline), you should use a fertilizer based on sucrates if possible, or at least sulfates. If they are derived from oxides, remember that they will be effective only in an acid soil.

You can place some sea-salt on them within reason, this has been found to act as a fertilizer of sorts and is actively promoted in the Philippines. But if your fertilizer is lacking in Manganese, Magnesium or Boron, you will need to add these via a supplement (e.g., Epsom Salts for Magnesium...very important for proper plant-cell development).

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Michael Norell

Rancho Mirage, California | 33°44' N 116°25' W | 287 ft | z10a | avg Jan 43/70F | Jul 78/108F avg | Weather Station KCARANCH310

previously Big Pine Key, Florida | 24°40' N 81°21' W | 4.5 ft. | z12a | Calcareous substrate | avg annual min. approx 52F | avg Jan 65/75F | Jul 83/90 | extreme min approx 41F

previously Natchez, Mississippi | 31°33' N 91°24' W | 220 ft.| z9a | Downtown/river-adjacent | Loess substrate | avg annual min. 23F | Jan 43/61F | Jul 73/93F | extreme min 2.5F (1899); previously Los Angeles, California (multiple locations)

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My 2 Golden Malayan Coconut palms safely in the Ground.  What plants would compliment these Palms ?  I was thinking of growing bougainvillea or Mandeville climbers up the fence... These Malayan palms, how often should they get fertilizer? 

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Fertilizer every other month.

Make sure it contains boron.

 

5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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2 minutes ago, Patrick Palms said:

Boron  is essential for coconut palms ? 

I suggest it. 

Essential, no.

5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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As Coffee grounds contain Boron and Nitrogen, would that be good 

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Also Banana is high in Boron and potassium.. could these items be used in a home made fertilizer?  If high grade palm fertilizer is hard to find ? 

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Fence Behind Coconut Palm i want to grow Red Climbing Bougainvillea plants bit like this

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Covers Up Fence and adds as Wind Protection.  I feel behind Coconut Palms will look Amazing. 

 

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Maybe Also add some Dwarf Bougainvillea Plants in between the Coconut Palm Tress ?

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