Dypsis hovomatsina - Top 10, no Top 5

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Dypsisdean, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    There are not many of these this size around. When the KP Lundkvist garden only has one, that is all the proof you need. If you have ever been fortunate enough to see one of these mature palms in person, you too would be drooling. The ones I have seen in the garden of Floribunda leaves you thinking about them all the way home.

    And I am not alone. After I talk with many who have seen Jeff Marcus D. hovos recently, they too have a lasting memory and comment on them. And then ask to see mine that is barely shoulder high - yet probably about 6-7 yrs. old.

    This is Karolyn Lundkvist and friend for scale, in her garden.
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  2. ellidro

    ellidro Active Member

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    Come on Dean lets see that 6-7 yr old beauty. Post a pic for us
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I missed this until now. I'll snap one soon. I'll have to locate a dime for scale. :)
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I think I may have flubbed that ID above. It may be a D. canaliculata.

    So, to make up for it, here is a pic of Jeff M's biggest D. hovo.
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  5. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    The most important question is...does it grow in California?
    Do you have photos Dean, of Dypsis decipiens happy in Hawaii?

    Also it must be terrible to have mosses cover the trunks of Hawaiin palms.:D
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I think it will grow in the premium microclimates of SoCal. But not near as easily as D. decipiens.

    I"ll take a pic of my DD. It's really growing well. And in my climate, I have little moss, not enough rain for that. But some people love the moss covered trunks, others - not so much. But IMO it looks great on the rocks and old trees.
     

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