bottle palm

thepaine9March 8, 2013

I purchased some bottle palm seed but when they grow they lacked the red colored stem so what do you think this palm will be?

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Too early to tell exactly what it is, but it definitely does not have any notable bottle palm characteristics so I don't think it is even in the same genus as bottle palms!
I hope it's a nice palm anyways! It looks healthy so far.
-Alex

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 7:31PM
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tropicbreezent

Do you mean Hyophorbe lagenicaulis? I wasn't aware that their seedlings had a red stem. But any seedlings at that size can be very difficult to positively identify, especially if you feel the seeds were mislabelled.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 7:47PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
This is one I grew from seed the bottle form takes about 5 years to develop and varies considerably between palms.
Don't ever remember any red at any stage. Are you thinking Chambeyronia?/ The develop a changeable red frond with some age. gary

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 3:54AM
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thepaine9

thanks everybody for replying ..about the red stem I'm talking about ....it is like the seedling of this picture of a bottle palm ( H.lagenicaulis) if you can notice my seedling doesn't look like it :(
is there a chance that mine will be the bottle or do I have to purchase again some seed?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 1:52PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Sorry i really don't understand the question . i see only one pic?? besides mine . gary

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 6:23AM
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