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Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly Palm, Golden Cane Palm

Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly Palm, Golden Cane Palm (Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly Palm, Golden Cane Palm)

These beautiful Butterfly palms were growing in this palm garden at a house located near Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. Photo taken 4th of July, 2011. Posted for my Palmate, Mushybanna.

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These are lovely. Would these be the palms that we had near the beach in Mexico? ...

5 Jul, 2011



I couldn't say. However, this Madagascan palm is very widely grown throughout the world in tropical and subtropical climates.

6 Jul, 2011


The Palms almost on the beach in Mexico, had the same colourings, which I've not really seen here.
The broader leaf on the Palm the top/left of your pic, I recognise as 'Chamrop' leaves? :o)

6 Jul, 2011



The the palm on the top left is a Trachycarpus fortunei.

7 Jul, 2011



They are magnificent. Gone favorites .Wish they were in my garden :o)))

7 Jul, 2011



I'd thought you'd like these. :>)

7 Jul, 2011


Thankyou Andy.
The ones I was thinking of, was 'Chamaerop Humilis.'
We used to use them in floral arrangements and bouquets.
Although the Trachycarpus leaves look a lot like them. :o)

8 Jul, 2011


Both Chamaerops humilis and Trachycarpus fortunei are both very widely grown throughout California.

8 Jul, 2011


I used to buy them from the Netherlands.
Dont know where they originally came from.
We had to stop selling them, as the price got too expensive.
Wholesale price was, £1/£1-50 per fan, and that was quite a few years ago. Wouldn't like to think how much they are charging nowadays....

8 Jul, 2011


That's strange they charge per frond. Here larger specimen palms are usually sold per trunk foot.

10 Jul, 2011


When I say 'fan'/'leaf' I'm probably meaning 'frond'.
I expect they would sell them by trunk foot, but the 'leaves' look stunning in a large arrangement. :o)

10 Jul, 2011


I think I may have mis-understood your previous comment. I think you were saying you purchase the fronds for sale, correct? :>)

11 Jul, 2011


Sorry Andy. It's my English language. lol.
I used to be a Florist, and we use to purchase flowers and various foliage from a Dutch Company in the Netherlands.
I would order 'Chamaerop'.
When the boxes arrived, the 'Chamaerop' would be wrapped in plastic packs. There would be 10 'Fronds' per pack, and when we were invoiced, it would be 'per' Frond.
So we were invoiced £10-£15 per pack of 10 Fronds.
Hope I've made it easier for you to understand.
I confuse myself sometimes, with my own language. Lol. :o)

12 Jul, 2011



It's not you, it's me (I sometimes get things turned around) lol!

I was somehow referring to the tree photo. I do know Trachycarpus fortunei is sold as a landscape tree there, too. Although, I don't think it's as widely grown as in California. (and from what I've read in parts of the UK they can be damaged sometimes from cold, which is difficult for me to comprehend). :>)

13 Jul, 2011


I have noticed there are a few Palm trees in various gardens around the area where I live, and a lot of them have suffered through the dreadful winter last year.
There are a number of them that look like they have died, and I've only seen one, that looks like it is coming back to life.
Sorry, but I'm not sure what species they are. :o)

13 Jul, 2011


I would guess most palms growing in your area would be Trachycarpus fortunei (Windmill Palm) or Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean Fan Palm). These palms are extremely hardy and have survived temps down to 5ºF/-15ºC.

13 Jul, 2011


Their Fronds are shaped like the two you mentioned, :o)

14 Jul, 2011


Thats a fantastic one of its kind- a 10 for California,but cant they EVER be made green here? Some particular fertilizer to green up the fronds?

21 Sep, 2014


In full sun they are never green even in the tropics. It's normal for them to have a yellowish tinge to the frond. I've seen some beautiful almost all-green specimens in full shade. This palm is extremely common in my neighborhood. It's also a variable species.

21 Sep, 2014


I was looking at google Maps...near downtown San Diego was an apartment that had one with thin trunks and at least 30' tall. Tallest I've seen in California photos.

4 Aug, 2017


In my neighborhood there's so many Dypsis lutescens. Sometimes I see them growing very well and large in back yards.

5 Aug, 2017

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