Chammy flowering

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otorongo
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Chammy flowering

Post by otorongo » Sat May 25, 2019 8:03 pm

I've spotted two yellow flower heads on my chammy.

Should I remove them so the palm puts its energy into vegetative growth? Or keep them on? I'm not interested in germinating the seeds, but I guess I could sell them on ebay.


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Chammy flowering

Post by karl66 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:58 am

Mine all flower like clockwork... ive never seen an advantage cutting them off, plus they look lovely.


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Chammy flowering

Post by chainsaw kid » Sun May 26, 2019 5:40 pm

I always cut my flowers off to get maximum growth. Then 2 years ago Karl told me not to and said he liked the look of them, so I left them on. Now I always leave them on, I like the look of them to! Also I haven't noticed any slow down in growth. icon_cheers icon_thumright
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Chammy flowering

Post by Chad » Sun May 26, 2019 7:41 pm

Chamaerops humilis is usually dioecious although a sucker may 'change sex'. So unless you have flowers on two plants you are unlikely to get seed set, and it is seed production that tends to significantly slow down vegetative growth.

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Chammy flowering

Post by chainsaw kid » Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 am

In light of what Chad has just said, I'm going to try a different tack this year. I will let all my palms flower and then cut the flower storks off before they develop the seeds. Hopefully the best of both worlds. icon_cheers icon_thumright
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