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by David York
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Springy, it doesn't. Merely a comment regarding Europalms, because you had mentioned them and their website. Ah it's just that you said that some growers were labelling them incorrectly, I wondered just how accurate their labelling was at europalms and your opinion on this now that you know the sup...
by David York
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Trachycarpus oreophilus from northern Thailand. Trachycarpus ukhrulensis (still being called by many by its temporary name Trachycarpus.sp. 'Manipur'), from Manipur State, India. Two completely different species separated by almost 1000 kilometers. Thanks, I remembered that when I bought my Manipur...
by David York
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Springy, it doesn't. Merely a comment regarding Europalms, because you had mentioned them and their website.
by David York
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

I fear that Europalms may have ceased trading. This is very sad, as I have had many fine plants from James over the years.
by David York
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

If it's only on one of the older leaves, then nothing to worry about. They can only support a limited number of green leaves at a time, and the older ones will start to turn brown.

The time to worry is when the newer leaves start turning for no obvious reason.
by David York
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Springy's plant may well be T. ukhrulensis (ex 'Manipur'), but at the moment it has a look of T. oreophilus. As it gets bigger, it will hopefully become clearer as to which species it actually is. There are several growers selling T. oreophilus as T. ukhrulensis (ex 'Manipur'), so this isn't really ...
by David York
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Trachycarpus oreophilus from northern Thailand.

Trachycarpus ukhrulensis (still being called by many by its temporary name Trachycarpus.sp. 'Manipur'), from Manipur State, India.

Two completely different species separated by almost 1000 kilometers.
by David York
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Springy wrote:This is my palm that I purchased as Manipur. I have only had it just over a year and it was fine over last winter and even pushed a leaf out!
It will be planted in a sheltered sunny spot this year.

This looks very much like T. oreophilus.
by David York
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Kata, it looks like your two are probably fortunei. Trachycarpus sp. 'Manipur' and 'Naga Hills' were names temporarily used when this palm was first discovered and these names related to that part of India where it was found. It was given these temporary names because it was thought it might be a ne...
by David York
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4871

Re: trachycarpus manipur

DiCasS, that is a very interesting form you have there. Not sure what it is exactly, but is is very interesting indeed!

More shots would be nice to see, especially as it grows bigger.
by David York
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea metallica
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Chamaedorea metallica

Not altogether sure how long Dave. I've only recently set it up, but I was thinking springtime perhaps.

I've not actually done it with a palm before, but I have with woody plants, which can take 3 to 6 months.
by David York
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea metallica
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Chamaedorea metallica

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Is that radiator on?
No it isn't. But even if it was, it wouldn't matter as the palm was merely placed there to be photographed. It normally resides in spot with poorer light than that.
by David York
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea metallica
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Chamaedorea metallica

They are naturally fairly slow growing, but if grown in poor light (like mine) for much of its life, then growth rate is very slow. For the last 15 years, it has been given just enough water to survive, and a weak feed every 6 weeks or so to keep it healthy, in an attempt to restrict growth. Otherwi...
by David York
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea metallica
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Chamaedorea metallica

My thirty year old C. metallica which I have decided to air layer. The tallest of the 3 stems is the pinnate variant, which is rare as hen's teeth!
by David York
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Growing Butia capitata indoors
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Growing Butia capitata indoors

Chamaedorea metallica is perfect for indoors as it will tolerate unbelievably low light levels and still look good. It seems capable of growing in conditions that almost no other plant will. I've had one growing in a pot for around 30 years. It's around a metre tall now and I've decided to air layer...