Anyone growing Caryota Maxima?

jimhardyFebruary 29, 2012

I would love to hear your experiences and recommendations.

Also,what kind of growth and under what conditions...

Thanks

Mine is finally growing a new leaf-(-:

it did take a while to find this one.

Took

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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

i am growing mine from seed and so far it just has the coleoptile. they are very fast seedlings. where did you get yours?

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 1:47PM
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jimhardy

I got mine off e-bay.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 11:12AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

They are one of my favorite palms! I have always wanted one, but I haven't found one at a nice size yet, but if they are fast growers I would be willing to try them out as small seedlings. Looking forward to seeing how yours grows!
-Alex

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 12:49PM
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jimhardy

They are a little slow(if your expecting growth speed)at first
but my understanding is that,when they get around 3'
they start speeding up-it took about 5-6 months to put out
the new spear you see in the pic.

The next one is already 5" long and will be huge....being outside
doesn't hurt either...

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:21AM
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tropicbreezent

I took a photo of one yesterday. Don't think it's "available", but might be a bit problematical to move anyway, LOL.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 2:51AM
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jimhardy

Easy to cover though,just use the trunk for support(-:

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 11:32AM
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