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Impulsive purchase...


Alex Zone 5

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Took a car ride this weekend to the West Islands to my favorite greenhouse.

Found this palm hidden in the back, totally forgotten and neglected. 

It's a palm that's for sure 🤦 it does have a heel so it's probably sabal! I'm thinking it died and regrew, since it's growing from two sides.

It's fronds are huge, next to it, is a 3 gallon minor for size comparaison.

I love to have, your input on what this could be.

Have you ever bought something just for the purpose of saving a palm?

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I thought all plant purchases are impulsive? 

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2 hours ago, Than said:

I thought all plant purchases are impulsive? 

,😮😮😉

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19 hours ago, Than said:

I thought all plant purchases are impulsive? 

Nah, I bought something I planned to get once. (I think it was 2017.) I did, however, get 35 additional plants I hadn't intended to purchase.

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21 hours ago, Alex Zone 5 said:

Took a car ride this weekend to the West Islands to my favorite greenhouse.

Found this palm hidden in the back, totally forgotten and neglected. 

It's a palm that's for sure 🤦 it does have a heel so it's probably sabal! I'm thinking it died and regrew, since it's growing from two sides.

It's fronds are huge, next to it, is a 3 gallon minor for size comparaison.

I love to have, your input on what this could be.

Have you ever bought something just for the purpose of saving a palm?

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So did you clean up this palm? Repot it?

Zone 6b maritime climate

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On 2/27/2024 at 4:49 AM, Leelanau Palms said:

So did you clean up this palm? Repot it?

Sure did, it's now in a 7 gallon container for now. It will remain potted until I can identify what it is. One thing for sure, it's pushing huge fronds. I'm pretty confident there is some heel in the center. 

I remember seeing Sabal Louisiana a few years ago at this garden center, could this be one...For now it will remain sabal unknown since no label what found 🤔

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Looking good! Keep us updated. @Allen might have some ideas about the ID

Zone 6b maritime climate

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6 minutes ago, Leelanau Palms said:

Looking good! Keep us updated. @Allen might have some ideas about the ID

Not on that one.  Sabals are hard to id

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Sabals aren't the only palms that grow heals.  Let's see what the fronds look like after it gets some proper nutrition and light.  Although that heal does look very Sabal like.

Is it bluish to the eye like in the photos?

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1 hour ago, Allen said:

Not on that one.  Sabals are hard to id

Sorry for putting you on the spot! 

Zone 6b maritime climate

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3 hours ago, Allen said:

Not on that one.  Sabals are hard to id

Thanks, Allen, guess will have to wait on this one 🤔😄😄

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I saw this Chamaerops humilus at a nursery dug up and sitting on top of the grass  in the middle of a field . It wasn't trunking at the time and might have been dug up because it took some winter damage and the home owner wanted it out of the yard . The Chammy is on the left .

Will

 

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9 hours ago, Chester B said:

Sabals aren't the only palms that grow heals.  Let's see what the fronds look like after it gets some proper nutrition and light.  Although that heal does look very Sabal like.

Is it bluish to the eye like in the photos?

It does have a slight greyish tint, it also has filaments...I agree let's wait until the sun and fertilizer kick in. 

 

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I am no expert, but it looks just like the native sabal minors that grow wild in Jackson, Mississippi.  In my garden, and on the campus where I teach, they are pretty common volunteers.

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That is very similar to what my Sabal looked like when I got it. That was 25 years ago . I planted it down my hill and now it is quite large. The person who gave it to me couldn’t remember which Sabal it was but I’m pretty sure it is a Palmetto 

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8 minutes ago, Harry’s Palms said:

That is very similar to what my Sabal looked like when I got it. That was 25 years ago . I planted it down my hill and now it is quite large. The person who gave it to me couldn’t remember which Sabal it was but I’m pretty sure it is a Palmetto 

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Thanks for your input, nice looking palm you got there.🌴

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