Phoenicophorium borsigianum

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by kwtimo, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Its small, I know. But its my first one, and I was so happy to see a nicely colored emergent leaf. With any luck, in a few years, it will really be of some size. CAM00300.jpg CAM00301.jpg CAM00302.jpg CAM00304.jpg :D
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Very nice Tim - one of my favorite palms. Was successful growing one here in Coral Gables until the 2010 winter. Zone 10b is just too cold for a palm that hails from an island 4 degrees from the equator. You are fortunate to have the proper winter temperature range for it to thrive.
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a choice one Tim - I have quite a few and can tell you that not all of them have nicely colored new leafs. So that's why yours is cool. One other thing I can tell you is that if you see any orange on the older fronds, it is lacking potassium.

    At least here in Hawaii they are always potassium deficient unless some K-Mag or other supplement is used. For some reason, these palms get real orange around the edges when craving potassium, and then the typical "dotting" kicks in - both a very bright orange color.
     

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