Pelagodoxa henryana

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSIONS OF PALMS AND CYCADS' started by Moose, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Just recently planted Pelagodoxa henryana from a 7 gallon container. :cool:
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,
    All I can say is, good luck with it through each and every winter. Are you planning on protecting it with something?
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - it is on the south side of house, protected from north winds. Heavy mulch and a blanket during severe cold fronts. As it hopefully gets bigger - prayer. :)

    It has a better chance in the ground than getting neglected in the container. :eek:
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I've had some trouble with these guys due to some fungus. If you are mixing up any fungicide, I'd mix a tad more. IMO it wouldn't hurt to give it a spray.
     
  5. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Do I have the largest Pely outside in SoFL?? Mine is now over the first story roof line. I do wrap it when it gets below 45F. I think, with maturity, it is actually more cold tolerant than first thought.

    Unfortunately, I have ganoderma in my garden. Right beside it is a Ptychosperma sp, that is losing each trunk, one per month to ganoderma. I hope this doesn't hop to my Pely. I know there are no guarantees. Ugh.
     
  6. Mandrew968

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    Rick, that sounds scary and sad! get that ptycho out as quick as u can--rip it out, if you can... These palms love water too, Ron. Letting it dry out is deadly. I have heard there are some that are fast, and some that are slow...
     
  7. Moose

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    Ain't looking so good, it is alive at least. :(
     

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