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Forum: Palm Trees August 21st, 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By SurfCityPalms
at least 3-4 years. Growing palms from seed...

at least 3-4 years.

Growing palms from seed is not a way to get a plant you want for a landscape, it's more just for the fun of growing something. If you want something to be a certain size you...
Forum: Palm Trees August 9th, 2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Many palm seeds look very similar. The closest...

Many palm seeds look very similar. The closest seeds that I know to look like that are from a Dictyosperma album, but that tree is native to a group of islands by Madagascar so I doubt that's what...
Forum: Palm Trees July 17th, 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By SurfCityPalms
You are correct, Sago

You are correct, Sago
Forum: Palm Tree Look a Likes May 21st, 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,763
Posted By SurfCityPalms
A Windmill, Trachycarpus fortunei, is your best...

A Windmill, Trachycarpus fortunei, is your best bet.

I have seen them unprotected in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada
Forum: Palm Trees May 21st, 2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Thank you sir

Thank you sir
Forum: Palm Trees April 18th, 2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By SurfCityPalms
building a palm forum, suggestions welcome

Hey All,

I'm updating my forum and welcome any and all suggestions.

You can check it out HERE (http://surfcitypalm.com/forum-palm-help-qaa)
Forum: Palm Trees January 8th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Thats not freeze damage

that's not freeze damage, it dieing. It is in shock because it is not used to being an inside tree. It is not used to being in a "heated' environment which dries out the air and is underlying and...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification December 9th, 2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By SurfCityPalms
I agree

IthinkIknow is correct, those spots are normal. Majestys get white power/waxy stuff on them. It can be cleaned off in order to see their green petioles but it will have to be done with every leaf,...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests October 22nd, 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,979
Posted By SurfCityPalms
I commend you for your diligent documentation;...

I commend you for your diligent documentation; well done sir!
Forum: Exotic/Rare Palm Trees October 22nd, 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,189
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Ya it happens, but it's extremely rare. ...

Ya it happens, but it's extremely rare.

There is over a 1 in a million chance of getting a variegated baby from a green tree, and only about a 1 in a thousand chance from a variegated mother...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification August 17th, 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By SurfCityPalms
I have gusses

Pictures 1 and 2 appear to me to be either a really sad Veitchia (maybe Veitchia merrillii) or a sad Ptychosperma (maybe Ptychosperma elegans) but unfortunately it's too sad to be certain.
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Forum: Palm Tree Identification August 17th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By SurfCityPalms
It's a kind of Yucca but I don't know the name...

It's a kind of Yucca but I don't know the name (not my expertise)
Forum: Growing Tips and Requests August 17th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By SurfCityPalms
no need to baby them..

30-40F is fine. Where I live it stays in the 40s for months and gets in the 30s for a few weeks a year, even 29F on a rare occasion, and I have two huge Majestys and even two variegated Majestys...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification August 7th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By SurfCityPalms
One of my favs!

Your picture is of a Licuala grandis, common name: Ruffled Fan Palm

If you like that one you should checkout by favorite from the same family, Licuala peltata var sumawongii. It has a very similar...
Forum: Growing Tips and Requests August 7th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By SurfCityPalms
it's kinda a big palm when mature so I wouldn't...

it's kinda a big palm when mature so I wouldn't put it in the ground as a double and it's too large to separate without risking, and more than likely killing both of them. Personally I would pick the...
Forum: Palm Trees August 7th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,810
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Where did you get your Kentia from? It appears to...

Where did you get your Kentia from? It appears to be sun burned which typically happens if the tree has been growing under shade cloth or if it was grown in a tight group of other Kentias (so none of...
Forum: Palm Trees August 7th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Try mbpalms.com I have bought a few via mail...

Try mbpalms.com

I have bought a few via mail order and I have always been happy with their quality and size.
Forum: Palm Trees August 7th, 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Its a kind of Yucca not a palm so unfortunately...

Its a kind of Yucca not a palm so unfortunately this is the wrong forum to be asking that question, I'm sure you can Google search for a Yucca forum.

Good luck
Forum: Palm Tree Identification June 26th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,383
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Phoenix robellinii

Phoenix robellinii
Forum: Palm Tree Identification June 26th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By SurfCityPalms
I believe it is in the Washingtonia family. I...

I believe it is in the Washingtonia family. I can't say what specific tree, either a robusta or filiferia, but you won't be able to tell that until is starts trunking.
Forum: Palm Trees June 26th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By SurfCityPalms
I would think it would be fine. Just make sure...

I would think it would be fine. Just make sure that you didn't cover a foot or more of its trunk and it should do anything to it.
Forum: West States June 26th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,067
Posted By SurfCityPalms
They grow slow, unfortunately there is not much...

They grow slow, unfortunately there is not much more to be said. That's why only a 20 foot tree sells for $20,000. You can try to fertilize them every 2-3 months and make sure they have plenty of...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification June 26th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Ravenea rivularis

Hello,

The tree is a Ravenea rivularis, or commonly called a Majesty or Majestic Palm. It is from Madagascar and grows naturally on the banks of rivers. That being said, it requires a lot of...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification February 2nd, 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Christmas palm

Veitchia merrillii, AKA: Christmas Palm
Forum: Palm Tree Identification December 28th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By SurfCityPalms
Sorry, not a palm

It's called a Dracaena. It is very closely related to a more commonly know variety of plant called a Cordyline.

Unfortunately I specialize in palms so I can't help you out with what exactly the...
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