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Perpetually Red Leaf On This Chambeyronia (almost three months now!)


Jim in Los Altos

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I’m wondering when this leaf will be green. It emerged in mid November and here we are the second week of February and it’s still red! Getting close to three months! This is a young C. macrocarpa. 
 

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Nov. 18

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Nov. 27

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Dec. 22

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Dec. 28

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Jan. 8

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Jan. 18

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Feb. 8

Starting to show some green. 

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Jim in Los Altos, CA  SF Bay Area 37.34N- 122.13W- 190' above sea level

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Perhaps the shade and cooler weather are prolonging the color . Harry

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5 hours ago, Harry’s Palms said:

Perhaps the shade and cooler weather are prolonging the color . Harry

This Flamethrower is different than my other eleven. It holds red fronds much longer. Two and a half to three weeks in the summer versus one to one and a half for the others and up to three months in winter versus three weeks for the others. :)

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Jim in Los Altos, CA  SF Bay Area 37.34N- 122.13W- 190' above sea level

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2 hours ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

This Flamethrower is different than my other eleven. It holds red fronds much longer. Two and a half to three weeks in the summer versus one to one and a half for the others and up to three months in winter versus three weeks for the others. :)

You have a breeder Jim.   When it eventually produces seed, you will want to germinate them and see if it passes on this proclivity.  Unfortunately that will require a lot of patience. 

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6 hours ago, Tracy said:

You have a breeder Jim.   When it eventually produces seed, you will want to germinate them and see if it passes on this proclivity.  Unfortunately that will require a lot of patience. 

Ha! That’s what I said on Facebook when he shared it 😆 

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If you are not happy with this palm, Jim... then I would be OK with taking this problem out of your garden.     :winkie: 

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Mine is in near full sun and holds the color for about a week tops . In the summer , less. I have had it for over twenty years and still no seed. It has produced inflorescence but it doesn't amount to much.

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9 hours ago, Tracy said:

You have a breeder Jim.   When it eventually produces seed, you will want to germinate them and see if it passes on this proclivity.  Unfortunately that will require a lot of patience. 

Likely a very long time. None of my trunking Chambies have even tried to flower yet. :(

Jim in Los Altos, CA  SF Bay Area 37.34N- 122.13W- 190' above sea level

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13 hours ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

Likely a very long time. None of my trunking Chambies have even tried to flower yet. :(

they can start fruiting with 1.5m of trunk. 

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