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Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:55 pm
by TroyDonovan
I everyone i was over in California 3 weeks ago visiting my palm society friends and took some video of one of my favorite palm species Rhopalostylis

Chatham islands ( oceana ) my palm is grown from seed off this monster ! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YdyrivF1tc


If you can play on the HD setting and let it buffer if you can !

another nice one in a different garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vt297UhGlI

cheers Troy

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:47 pm
by Dave Brown
Wow! that is an impressive Nikau-ceana. Mine is about 15 years old now, and still to form a trunk :ahhh!:

Oh.... to live 1 or maybe 2 thousand miles closer to the equator :roll:

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:00 pm
by GREVILLE
Is there a better looking palm.......?

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:24 am
by TroyDonovan
Yes Dave & Greville i agree she sure is a looker !

Both these palms are within a bulls roar of the ocean and temps are usually winter 16 -24 c summer 20 - 26 C never really hot or cold ,the sea fog or june gloom as the Californians call it add to the humidity .

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:05 pm
by Dave Brown
Been a tough 5 years since it was frosted back to trunk level, but finally getting there icon_thumright

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:16 am
by TroyDonovan
Your Chatham Nikau is looking really good again Dave , hard to get a sense of scale but the Washingtonia trunk gives it away !

Mine is still chugging away and slowly pushed 15 cm of new spear growth over the winter .

Re: Rhopalostylis oceana video's from California

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:20 am
by TroyDonovan
Here is my palm society Mate Bob in his new garden commenting on his Chatham island Nikau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc4G9jjyYAI

change the setting to hi def for better viewing ! :D


cheers Troy