Triangle Palm seedling- tough as leather. So far.

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Stan, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one weeks ago..I received it bare root. Maybe 8" or so. Well,I knew it would be a waste to grow it in a pot of peaty soils and perlite for long. So into a hot spot it went in ground after a month rerooting. Its taken the heat,occasional watering. Its gotten some color back too. I've never seen a Triangle outdoors in the bay area in person,but photos show..they seem to do good. Must have taken 2007 and 2013 freezes.
    So,this might be a good palm to take a chance on.
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I think if you find it one of your hotter spots, and it doesn't stay too wet for too long, I don't see why it won't grow for you.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Where is the picture of the above described palm Stan?
     
  4. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Oop missed this post Moose...soon.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    It was bare root and a little yellow from the trip via ebay from soucal. It didn't seem to like the peaty potting soil even if diluted with perlite. That's when I went for it..planted it in a blindly bright side of a white house that gets all afternoon sun. It likes it.
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  6. Dypsisdean

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    Does anyone else think that isn't "blue/gray" enough for your typical triangle??? But it's a very nice looking palm. Stan, could you have a Triangle hybrid?
     
  7. ScotTi

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    I thought the same from one I started from seed when it was small, but as it grew it changed and now looks as a Triangle should.
     
  8. Stan

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    Just to add...When it went in,it was pretty much just a long healthy tap root. Not much side branches to the roots. I would think that is going to help drought tolerance in the future. If it survives winters.
     

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