Delving into the Palm World...

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by bahadawn, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Hi there, palm lovers! I'm jumping over from the Croton forum and delving into palms. A few weeks ago I acquired some "baby palms" from a hobbyist in Port St. Lucie. He has a wonderful collection and is very knowledgeable in the world of palms. Looking forward to watching these grow in the yard:

    Kentia/Howea forsteriana "thatch" palm
    Chamaedorea metallica
    Cocothrinax Hioramii
    Chambeyronia/Macrocarpa "Blushing palm" / red leaf palm
    Chambeyronia/Macrocarpa var. hookeri "yellow flamethrower palm"

    If you have any growing advice, I'd welcome it.
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Coccothrinax hiorami, wow! That's not a common one. I've had one for years that does very well (even up here) with minimal care. It's "extra" drought tolerant by Coccothrinax standards.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Leslie - all great palms. The Kentia needs to be in shade. It is a slow species.

    By the way, palm addictions can become expensive. :eek:
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Big Island of Hawaii - Kona
    Don't forget to check out the Palm Wiki part of this site. Just click "WIKI" on the left in the green "nav bar" at the top of the page - then on Palm Encyclopedia to get some info on specific palms.
     

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