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Post by karl66 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:11 pm

Could not resist more spending today!!. Bought a lovely little waggy, 10inch nice thick trunk and overhaul height 33 inches. Yucca gloriosa variegata small one, plus a big Yucca faxoniana. Can you guys give me any info on the Yucca's please. Iam told the later one is very hardy. thanks karl.

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Post by dino » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:16 pm

The Gloriosa is hardy

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Post by karl66 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:39 pm

dino wrote:The Gloriosa is hardy
Great thanks. the gloriosa was only a £15 plant and is in a small pot with just plain compost.I want to repot it but surely being a yucca it must have purlite in the mix as well?. karl.

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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:12 pm

wouldnt worry about perlite,you want to use plenty of grit though,as much as you like icon_thumright
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Post by karl66 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:50 pm

redsquirrel wrote:wouldnt worry about perlite,you want to use plenty of grit though,as much as you like icon_thumright
Thanks, do you think its to late to repot it or would you wait till spring?. Also the yucca faxoniana seems to have a bit to much soil to ratio, shall i add a bit more perlite to this for better drainage as its a fair size about 4ft potted. many thanks karl.

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Post by karl66 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:54 pm

I am looking at buying 1 more palm out of these 3, Jubea chilensis, Butia capitata, Trithrinax campestris. Which would be my best bet for winter survival. thanks karl.

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:07 pm

karl66 wrote:I am looking at buying 1 more palm out of these 3, Jubea chilensis, Butia capitata, Trithrinax campestris. Which would be my best bet for winter survival. thanks karl.

That's a tricky one. If you are keeping in a pot then any would be fine brought into a greenhouse/garage for winter.

If in ground I would go for the Jubaea. The Butia is probably the least hardy out of the three.

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Post by grub » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:

That's a tricky one. If you are keeping in a pot then any would be fine brought into a greenhouse/garage for winter.

If in ground I would go for the Jubaea. The Butia is probably the least hardy out of the three.
Depending on the sizes icon_thumright , if they're all tiddlers they'd all be gonners in a winter here.

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:29 pm

grub wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:

That's a tricky one. If you are keeping in a pot then any would be fine brought into a greenhouse/garage for winter.

If in ground I would go for the Jubaea. The Butia is probably the least hardy out of the three.
Depending on the sizes icon_thumright , if they're all tiddlers they'd all be gonners in a winter here.
True. Complicated; all goes back to winter hardiness and how much effort one is willing to put in with regards to protection.

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Post by The Codfather » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:53 pm

yeh, its OK saying.......my big one got through....but they all start out being small before they get big.....got to start somewhere.......but extra extra protect will be required.
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Post by karl66 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:04 pm

What about butia Eriosopathi?, or very near. I've seen some nice one's with thickish trunks, have many had these through last winter and survived. karl.

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Post by grub » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter.

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Post by karl66 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:58 pm

grub wrote:Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter.
Thanks Grub. Was it undercover and fleeced?. The other one i'm keen on is Jubea chilensis, how would a 3ft overhaul size version fair if covered. These are lovely looking palms. karl

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Post by karl66 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:17 pm

grub wrote:Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter.
Whats your view on a Butia Eriosopath with a trunk height of 18 inches the base of trunk is a whopping 40 inches and height in pot nearly 6ft. if this was wrapped well enough has it a good chance outside. thanks.

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Post by karl66 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:50 am

karl66 wrote:
grub wrote:Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter.
Whats your view on a Butia Eriosopath with a trunk height of 18 inches the base of trunk is a whopping 40 inches and height in pot nearly 6ft. if this was wrapped well enough has it a good chance outside. thanks.
I Would appreciate some more feedback on the Eriospatha, but a couple of other questions= What are the most hardy and easiest giant leaves to look after and is it to late to repot my yucca rostrata as its bulging out its pot. many thanks karl.

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