Sabal minor "tamaulipas"

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I have grown 3 of these palms for a couple of years now as strap leaf seedlings. I planted them in pots waiting for some size before planting in the ground (they look to be ready now for the ground now). All 3 of these plants look to be variegated, but how can that be? Are these lacking some type of nutritional need? Img_8793.jpg Img_8795.jpg Img_8796.jpg Img_8799.jpg
     
  2. krishnaraoji88

    krishnaraoji88 Active Member

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    Somewhere I vaguely remember hearing that these Sabals (species... variety...? not sure what to call it) have a certain soil requirement (either acidic or basic, I can't remember though Im leaning towards basic). Maybe that is why?
     
  3. bbrantley

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    I thought it was soil PH as well but can't remember. I personally like it the way they are.
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Just seeing this now - and don't know the answer - but if they had been mine, I would have assumed it was just a juvenile thing. I think sometimes in climates that might be conducive to quick growth (maybe quicker than natural habitat), small palms may not have developed the roots necessary to absorb enough/necessary nutrients.

    In any case, how about an update?
     
  5. ScotTi

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    Dean, Not much of a update here as this is a very slow growing palm. I potted them up this spring and will grow them another year or two in the pot. It will be a long time yet before I see the 6' wide leaves. The blue coloration is moving into the leaves now. pizap.com14353514530681.jpg pizap.com14353515103151.jpg pizap.com14353525810451.jpg pizap.com14353516304211.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2015
  6. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks Scott - I was curious if the leaves developed a nice solid color with a chance to grow some more roots. It looks very healthy now.
     
  7. Moose

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    They are a high altitude variety of Sabal minor from Mexico. They are much larger, faster growing and produce larger seed then the typical species. They also may develope trunks that creep along the ground. Scott, get them in the ground, you are holding them back.
     
  8. ScotTi

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    Thank you Ron! I will do.
     
  9. KeithinSoJax

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    Yep. Mine is growing like a weed since being planted in 2013. Sabals are never fast, but they are faster in the ground than in pots.
     

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