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Dypsis leptocheilos - Redneck Palm

Dypsis leptocheilos - Redneck Palm (Dypsis leptocheilos - Redneck Palm)

This redneck palm is growing out of the laths of the Botanical Building in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. This happen a lot in this huge lath-house. Photo taken June 25, 2013.

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Can they be trimmed back otherwise it will eventually get to big for the house .I'm assuming like other palms they grow from the centre?

28 Jun, 2013



No, it can't be trimmed back. It would have to be removed. Hopefully, it can be removed and maybe planted into the Palm Canyon in Balboa Park or the San Diego Zoo, which is located right in the back of the Botanical Building. There's a huge Chambeyronia macrocarpa 'Watermelon' (Watermelon Flamethrower Palm) which is to the left of this palm. It has its new frond emerging right through the laths, also.

28 Jun, 2013


Hope they can rather than loose it that would be shame

30 Jun, 2013


I really am hoping so, also! :>)

1 Jul, 2013

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