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Ptychosperma macarthurii palms getting established


By Pitta

Ptychosperma macarthurii palms getting established (Ptychosperma macarthurii palm)

The man who does gardening for me grows plants to sell in the markets .I recently got 12 macarthurii palms from him.They are a clumping palms and once established they look after themselves.

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Since I'm such a palm nut...I love this palm! : > )

25 Nov, 2009


I like them as well . The birds like the fruits . I have 2 other adult ones.

25 Nov, 2009



I know they're native to your they must
grow extremely well there. Here they're pretty
slow growing...and only grow to about 18 feet/ 5.5
meters tall.

Ptychosperma elegans -Solitaire Palm grows
much faster and taller here in San Diego, CA.

25 Nov, 2009


I have several alexandrea palms also they grow everywhere here,

26 Nov, 2009



Archontophoenix cunninghamiana and alexandre are
very widely grown and very popular trees here. Large
trees are also really inexpensive.

I have posted several pics with Alexander and King Palms.
They're one of my favorite palms trees besides Roystonea
regia - Royal Palm.

27 Nov, 2009


My son went to a rainforest stream years ago , he found literally hundreds of tiny palms grownig there under the Alexander palms at the waters edge he scooped uo one handful of the tiny palms , each palm had 2 tiny leaves.He potted up 37 palms in tubes . I have 8 growing from those tiny beginnings and they are now 35 ft high .The rest were given away to anyone who wanted some.

27 Nov, 2009



Yes, it's very typical for Archontonphoenix to have
hundreds of seedlings under an adult tree. I see it
here all the time. It's too bad they have to mow down
or pull out all the seedlings under these adult trees. : > (

27 Nov, 2009


If they all grew there would not be room for other species

27 Nov, 2009



Statistically several would naturally die...however,
you're correct! : > )

28 Nov, 2009

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