Jump to content
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT LOGGING IN ×
  • WELCOME GUEST

    It looks as if you are viewing PalmTalk as an unregistered Guest.

    Please consider registering so as to take better advantage of our vast knowledge base and friendly community.  By registering you will gain access to many features - among them are our powerful Search feature, the ability to Private Message other Users, and be able to post and/or answer questions from all over the world. It is completely free, no “catches,” and you will have complete control over how you wish to use this site.

    PalmTalk is sponsored by the International Palm Society. - an organization dedicated to learning everything about and enjoying palm trees (and their companion plants) while conserving endangered palm species and habitat worldwide. Please take the time to know us all better and register.

    guest Renda04.jpg

Palmgrass - Setaria palmifolia?


fotodimatti

Recommended Posts

Hi there!

I am a very happy owner of this palmgrass. See photos attached. Can anybody please verify whether this is Setaria palmifolia?

Its a great indoor plant. Not suffering from dry heating in winter. It keeps growing and growing.

Thanks, Matti

FDM_8538.thumb.jpg.8e09f6d0a01222fe7f83505455f2649d.jpgFDM_8543.thumb.jpg.4d1bea02f186db5eb2cd911b0beac034.jpgFDM_8546.thumb.jpg.1a3bd2acb3c4678eea237d38b7f183ac.jpgFDM_8551.thumb.jpg.663b156b7057e770c7ce5ff634e47907.jpg

 

 

FDM_8554.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, fotodimatti said:

Hi there!

I am a very happy owner of this palmgrass. See photos attached. Can anybody please verify whether this is Setaria palmifolia?

Its a great indoor plant. Not suffering from dry heating in winter. It keeps growing and growing.

Thanks, Matti

FDM_8538.thumb.jpg.8e09f6d0a01222fe7f83505455f2649d.jpgFDM_8543.thumb.jpg.4d1bea02f186db5eb2cd911b0beac034.jpgFDM_8546.thumb.jpg.1a3bd2acb3c4678eea237d38b7f183ac.jpgFDM_8551.thumb.jpg.663b156b7057e770c7ce5ff634e47907.jpg

 

 

FDM_8554.jpg

Look through the photo gallery for the species here.. Note leave arrangement along the stems / True, grass - like flower / seed heads.   https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/168884-Setaria-palmifolia

If it flowers, it is likely this... The other " Palm Grass ": https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/276914-Molineria-capitulata

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Does it get a yellow almost subterranean flower it looks like molinera capitulata I have one with purple undersides 

IMG_1449.jpeg

IMG_1452.jpeg

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks to be some species of Curculigo. Great plants. I've grown one or the other of Curculigo capitulata and C. orchidoides, in southern Mississippi, the Florida Keys, and now in the Palm Springs (low desert) area of California. It's a wonderful and adaptable 'filler' plant that makes a very nice mass lining driveways/walkways, etc.. Interesting that it's actually in the Amaryllis family (who would guess it?) but surprisingly cold-hardy (half-hardy/dieback perennial) and really gives a nice impression of a bunch of Syagrus seedlings (or something similar). 

  • Upvote 2

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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Indeed it now starts to flower. So it’s ( Curculigo) capitulata. 
thanks for the feedbacks. 

 

mattiIMG_6782.thumb.jpeg.b4fc833977267c4a7d9045e906b13383.jpegIMG_6783.thumb.jpeg.249518e78cd69724489c79726177500d.jpeg

Edited by fotodimatti
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...