trachycarpus manipur

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Re: trachycarpus manipur

Post by DiCasS » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:31 pm

David York wrote:
More shots would be nice to see, especially as it grows bigger.
Thanks for your input David.

Whatever it is, it's been totally neglected in a part of the garden I don't bother much about. Never been fed, protected and abused. It survived the 2010 Winter so it deserves it's place. Looking at the back of the leaf it's mainly just plain green so am assuming it's not a Manipur as it's been mentioned the back is silver. Confused - I am :lol:

A pic of the funny little trunk which looks as though its lost it's way a little, but growing okay. Hey, look at all those weeds.

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Re: trachycarpus manipur

Post by David York » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:16 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:
David York wrote:That certainly looks like T. ukhrulensis for sure. Nice Manihot too!
Thanks David but that's a Schefflera Rhododendrifolia not a Manihot ;)
My mistake! Nice plant all the same.
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Re: trachycarpus manipur

Post by David York » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:38 pm

DiCasS wrote:
David York wrote:
More shots would be nice to see, especially as it grows bigger.
Thanks for your input David.

Whatever it is, it's been totally neglected in a part of the garden I don't bother much about. Never been fed, protected and abused. It survived the 2010 Winter so it deserves it's place. Looking at the back of the leaf it's mainly just plain green so am assuming it's not a Manipur as it's been mentioned the back is silver. Confused - I am :lol:

A pic of the funny little trunk which looks as though its lost it's way a little, but growing okay. Hey, look at all those weeds.

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Di
Both oreophilus and ukhrulensis are known to creep. However, out of the two, ukhrulensis does it by far the most.

Seeing your latest picture makes me think that it may well be ukhrulensis.

Regarding the leaves, the wax that develops on the back of ukhrulensis is white, not unlike princeps, whereas the wax on the back of oreophilus is duller, more of a greenish grey, similar to what you find on the back of a fortunei leaf.

Your leaves might not be showing much colour due to cultivation reasons. It probably needs a good feed and a mulch to make it's qualities appear. Remember, palms like plenty of nutrition!
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Re: trachycarpus manipur

Post by Nigel » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:15 am

I dont think Di,s plant is a manipur or oreophilus. The leaves are far too rounded for that age.
I would have to plump for a naini tal.
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Re: trachycarpus manipur

Post by DiCasS » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Thanks David/Nigel.

I look forward to watching it grow and seeing how it develops over time.

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trachycarpus manipur

Post by Springy Steve » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm

Well it’s now been over 6 years and this palm is still chugging along. There is now about 2ft of hairy stem and the leaves are a lot bigger now. Is it still T. manipur?
The whole plant is only about 5ft tall in total.
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