NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

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Rod
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NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Rod » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:06 am

Hi there,
I thought i would plant my potted Arenga engleri today. A lovely sunny late Winter day, and sitting on 16°c
This plant is ( yet another ) experimental palm, which i have never seen here. So who knows if it will survive? - I don't mind experimenting with new palms, because you will never know until you try.
I have had this outside all winter - bought it in May this year.
Its only sold in the north island of New Zealand ( not many palm shops down here )
Anyone had any success with this palm in the UK or Europe?

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New spear from side-shoot.
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Central spear.
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Trunk detail ( Suckering habit )
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Arenga engleri ( front ) - Parajubaea t.v.t ( back )
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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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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Nigel Fear » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:22 am

Very nice Rod, if only... I'm very envious of your winter climate too. 8)


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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Rod » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:46 am

Nigel Fear wrote:Very nice Rod, if only... I'm very envious of your winter climate too. 8)
Hi Nigel - thanks for the comments.
Where did you see temp data for my climate?
The best place to see current & historic temps for New Zealand cities is; http://www.metservice.com/national/home
The data below is from this site.

Here's the last 30-days for Christchurch during Winter.

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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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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:49 pm

Nice looking palm Rod, but your weather looks much milder than ours. The 30day in your post is the equivalent of end of Jan and Feb here. Ave max here would be around 7C and min around 2C, your ave max seems to be around 12 to 14C
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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by otorongo » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:03 pm

And your winter sun is 8 deg. sexier than London's.

Nice palm!


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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:52 pm

One distinguished palm collector had a sizeable one in his South London garden many years ago but I think it was planted out large and only managed one or two leaves a year.


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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:44 am

GREVILLE wrote:One distinguished palm collector had a sizeable one in his South London garden many years ago but I think it was planted out large and only managed one or two leaves a year.
Do you still have it?


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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:38 pm

Wasn't me, Kris :lol:

My one was potted, only grew one leaf in two years and couldn't keep it alive in the greenhouse through a mild winter. Not very distinguished :ahhh!:


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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by redsquirrel » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:08 pm

you did well,i got no growth at all
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Re: NEWLY Planted Arenga Engleri

Post by Rod » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:41 am

Dave Brown wrote:Nice looking palm Rod, but your weather looks much milder than ours. The 30day in your post is the equivalent of end of Jan and Feb here. Ave max here would be around 7C and min around 2C, your ave max seems to be around 12 to 14C
Thanks Dave,
We are having a warm winter this year ( coldest here this year in the city has only been -2.5°c )
Normal daytime temps through winter are normally between 8.0°c to 16.0°c ( av; 11°c to 12°c ) & peaking up to 20.0°c.
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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