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Floribunda Palms

Posted by lzrddr 91360 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 2, 10 at 1:46

I know there is not too much interest in palms that are not cold hardy on this forum, but just in case anyone likes to see tropical palms now and then, I thought I'd show a few of the palms growing at Jeff Marcus's place in Hawaii (Floribunda Palms and Exotics)...

Areca catechu dwarfs

Areca catechu dwarfs JM

Bactris milataris


Basselinia humboltiana

Basselinia humboltiana JM

Burretiokentia grandiflora

Burretiokentia grandiflora JM

Row of Carpolxyons


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RE: Floribunda Palms

I love these pictures and tropical palms. I find them the most challenging as a northerner. Are those all pups underneatht the Basselina? It's amazing to me how those fronds look like juvenile coconit leaves.

RE: Floribunda Palms

I have a huge interest in tropical palms! I jsut cant grow them outdoors! Those palms in your pics are beautiful! Betel Nut palms were always one of my favorites and I love to see the rare palms.
Where in hawaii is this? Im going to guess the big island.
Good luck!

RE: Floribunda Palms

Jeff's a great guy, and I've talked to him on the phone a few times about his experiences cultivating Beccariophoenix. He's really got a great garden, and sells stuff so cheap at his nursery it's unbelievable. I highly recommend watching this video tour of his garden

RE: Floribunda Palms

those tours are indeed worth watching and many palms I myself had never heard of are shown in detail... amazing photos and incredible stuff... really makes me want to move to Hawaii... no idea how to afford to live there. These are all from the east side of the Big Island, southwest of Hilo in a rocky area prone to flash flooding and potential lava flows. Also an area that sees droughts now and then (bad if rain is your primary source of water and you grow thousand and thousands of palms). But Jeff manages to do it.

Here are a few more photos

Ravenea sambiranensis
Ravenea sambiranensis JM

Ravenea musicalis, normally growing in water, but drought going on at the time... still, it looks pretty happy

Ravenea albicans, supposedly does well in my climate, but a hard palm to find
Ravenea albicans JM

Wettinia hirsuta (a very colorful palm)
Wettinina hirsuta JM

Sallaca magnifica (looks better when not photographed on a sunny day)

Veilonia alba (now called Cyphophoenix alba... I think)

RE: Floribunda Palms

  • Posted by butiaman 7b Douglasville,GA. (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 3, 10 at 20:18

It looks like paradise to me.I can only dream of living in a place like that.When I think of heaven,that's what I think it looks like,at least to me :)

RE: Floribunda Palms

I LOVE those dwarf catechu's. Top 3 favorite palms. They must love that black volcanic soil as well as the temps in Hawaii.

RE: Floribunda Palms

Thanks for sharing the palm photos. This forum is for all sorts of palms and ideas.

I can really see almost an Asian style in some of the trunks and leaves. Its amazing how many varieties there are.

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