Delving into the Palm World...

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

  1. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

    palm beach gardens, fl
    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

    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

    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

    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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