Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

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Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by jungle jas » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Hi, any one growing one of these outside? If so how`s it doing, any tips. icon_thumright
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Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by Nathan » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:56 pm

I have a couple, a seedling & a bigger one. Both have come through the last couple of winters here without damage, but they don't grow very fast. Full sun & well drained soil seems to suit them best, a raised bed in a sheltered south facing position is where I have mine. They are only hardy to around -5C or so though, maybe a little lower when bigger...
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Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:21 pm

I have a double plant which is probably growing in similar conditions to Nathan's. I protected it during the freeze in February and it came though unmarked.


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Post by jungle jas » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:16 am

Nathan wrote:I have a couple, a seedling & a bigger one. Both have come through the last couple of winters here without damage, but they don't grow very fast. Full sun & well drained soil seems to suit them best, a raised bed in a sheltered south facing position is where I have mine. They are only hardy to around -5C or so though, maybe a little lower when bigger...
Thank you both for your comments. You supprise me Nathan, I thought they were fast growers! How many leaves are you getting a year? icon_thumright
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Post by Nathan » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:38 pm

They are fast growers, in places with hot summers! I only generally get about 2 or 3 leaves a year on mine...
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Post by jungle jas » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:14 pm

Nathan wrote:They are fast growers, in places with hot summers! I only generally get about 2 or 3 leaves a year on mine...
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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:25 pm

It seems that Nathan's and mine are twins, Jas. I only got two leaves per year when it was potted. One extra when I planted it out last year.


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Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Must admit, mine is struggling to put on any growth, it has new fronds emerging, but they just don't seem to be doing much, I nearly lost it a couple of winters ago, during that 'bad' one, so I won't be risking it permanently outside for a good few years.


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Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by Rod » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:00 am

Hi Jungle Jas ~ I have a small one just over 1m tall, only been in the ground 3-months. But i will let you know how fast it grows once it is established, i do not have hot summers either.
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Post by Rod » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:52 am

Rod wrote:Hi Jungle Jas ~ I have a small one just over 1m tall, only been in the ground 3-months. But i will let you know how fast it grows once it is established, i do not have hot summers either.
Hi Junglejas - 14-months later update.

O.k it has been through its first summer here and it put out 3-leaves.
I am hoping for 4-leaves this summer, as it is growing better now than it was a year ago.
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Post by TroyDonovan » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:34 pm

Hi Jas
I have parajubaea torallyi in my from lawn it was planted out as a 3 strap seedling in April 2010 . It is now over 1m tall and fully pinnate making nearly 5 fronds a year it grows slower but rather well through my winters down here .
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Post by Nathan » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:35 pm

Mine have grown faster this year due to the hot summer, they are currently pushing out their 4th leaves of the year icon_thumleft
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Post by jungle jas » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks for the updates one and all, obviously not one of the fastest growers in the world but at least they are alive! I suppose it doesn't matter if its a slow grower as long as the leaves are durable and don't go tatty. icon_thumright
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Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by Rod » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:13 am

UPDATE:
Hi Jas,
Mine is already pushing out its third leaf this year so far.

I would not consider this Palm SLOW at all - Queen Palms are slower than these in my climate, Dypsis decipiens is slower, My Brahea armata & Brahea edulis are slower / my Butia odorata is slower as well as my Sabal palmetto which is the slowest of them all. In fact the only Palms in my garden that are faster, are my Washingtonia robusta's & my Trachycarpus martianus.
Latitude; 43°,31'S
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Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
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Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Post by Rod » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:55 am

Nathan wrote:Mine have grown faster this year due to the hot summer, they are currently pushing out their 4th leaves of the year icon_thumleft
Hi Nathan - would like to see a photo update on your Parajubaea's now that they are growing well.
Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
Mean Rainfall; 618 mm


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