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Planting my licuala fordiana


happypalms

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Planting time again this time a licuala fordiana a tough understory licuala quite cold tolerant a nice palm for any shady place in the garden it was sitting in a tray of water that certainly helps giving the grower room being busy and forgetting to water they just love water 

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I wish mine looked like that.  Well mine does look healthy but just doesn't grow. I spear in over 2 years. Rotten ungrateful thing it is.

Peachy

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27.35 south.

Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.

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14 minutes ago, peachy said:

I wish mine looked like that.  Well mine does look healthy but just doesn't grow. I spear in over 2 years. Rotten ungrateful thing it is.

Peachy

Water water water and more water they love it 

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Peachy , don’t feel bad. I had a cycad go into hibernation for 5 years! Darn thing , I fed it , watered it and kept the mulch up …..everything. My palm friend told not to give up . After 5 years it sprung to life! As far as Licuala go , I can’t even grow them . Harry

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Ive 2 inground, raging on neglect. Some in tubes also neglected need TLC and potting up. One I saw at P4B was a delight. Chunky and short 

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12 hours ago, Harry’s Palms said:

Peachy , don’t feel bad. I had a cycad go into hibernation for 5 years! Darn thing , I fed it , watered it and kept the mulch up …..everything. My palm friend told not to give up . After 5 years it sprung to life! As far as Licuala go , I can’t even grow them . Harry

Cycads for me either grow really quickly and get so big I have to move them on every 3 or 4 years or they sulk a push up new leaf every couple of years.  I bought a couple of tiny ones recently, a local native species and they seem to be powering along.

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27.35 south.

Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.

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6 hours ago, peachy said:

Cycads for me either grow really quickly and get so big I have to move them on every 3 or 4 years or they sulk a push up new leaf every couple of years.  I bought a couple of tiny ones recently, a local native species and they seem to be powering along.

Peachy

How about a bowenia spectabilis for your garden peachy that’s one you have to water or a Zamia fischeri one you don’t have to water 

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17 hours ago, KrisKupsch said:

Ive 2 inground, raging on neglect. Some in tubes also neglected need TLC and potting up. One I saw at P4B was a delight. Chunky and short 

They are tough I have one in a dead zone in my garden it still grows well but given good water lush as 

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51 minutes ago, SeanK said:

Look healthy. Why didn't you plant back in October?

October in Australia it was basically a drought plus coming into summer in a couple of months we just didn’t get the winter rains it was extremely dry  in my area even my archontophoenix palms struggled and they are native to my area autumn is the best time for me to plant not hot not cold with some decent rainfall summers can be brutal with 40 degree Celsius days and living in the bush with sandy soil the lack of moisture it’s just to difficult for me water the new plant’s with such a large garden I did plant a lot of native trees and was flat out watering them so I pretty well much put off planting my new palms the soil becomes hydrophobic you just cannot predict a summer Australia is a country of sun burnt trees fire flood and drought all in one day with such great diversity in climate 

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So slow here but always looks perfect. Your post prompted me to check on mine and I found that it is flowering for the first time. So thanks for that!

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21 hours ago, happypalms said:

How about a bowenia spectabilis for your garden peachy that’s one you have to water or a Zamia fischeri one you don’t have to water 

I had forgotten about Bowenia. I had one at the old place and loved it dearly. Not long before I moved I had some workers in to pull  up a pile of weeds and the idiots ripped out my bowenia. I tried to save it but it was too badly damaged. If you have a spare one laying around gathering dust, I can offer it a good home :D

Peachy

I came. I saw. I purchased

 

 

27.35 south.

Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.

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2 hours ago, peachy said:

I had forgotten about Bowenia. I had one at the old place and loved it dearly. Not long before I moved I had some workers in to pull  up a pile of weeds and the idiots ripped out my bowenia. I tried to save it but it was too badly damaged. If you have a spare one laying around gathering dust, I can offer it a good home :D

Peachy

I do actually have a spare bowenia one growing nicely next order iam going to Burringbar on the weekend to the Plumtree pocket nursery some good palms on offer for the collector 

Richard 

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4 hours ago, richnorm said:

So slow here but always looks perfect. Your post prompted me to check on mine and I found that it is flowering for the first time. So thanks for that!

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Good old kiwi land nice one growing great for you and flowers you need to get a lanonia dasyantha i somehow don’t think the tropical palm trade is a booming industry in kiwi land but iam sure there are some good growers there 

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