Trachycarpus Species.

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Trachycarpus Species.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:02 pm

I have loads of different size waggys, fortunei, waggyx fortunei. Fancy growing a few different ones, but prefer small palms not seeds . Manipur, princeps, takil ? whats the fastest growing of these 3 and are they all hardy?. I've seen all of these in small pots & one of them was really expensive, can't remember which one though. karl.

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:25 pm

karl66 wrote:I have loads of different size waggys, fortunei, waggyx fortunei. Fancy growing a few different ones, but prefer small palms not seeds . Manipur, princeps, takil ? whats the fastest growing of these 3 and are they all hardy?. I've seen all of these in small pots & one of them was really expensive, can't remember which one though. karl.

You won't find big ones or even medium sized ones for sale because they are mostly very new to cultivation! Mostly within the last 10 years. If you can find a REAL takil with palmate leaves for sale then you are very, very, lucky indeed!

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Post by cordyman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Mulu had some when i visited start of summer they were £45 though!

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Post by karl66 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:04 am

cordyman wrote:Mulu had some when i visited start of summer they were £45 though!
Akamba, also had some. Is the takil the one that eventually has the smooth trunk?. karl.

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Post by Nigel » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:48 am

The fake takils are all coming from the same dutch supplier, neither Mulu not Akmaba had a real takil.

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Post by musabasjoos » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:21 am

I purchased my takil from George at the palm house, but i think Nigel spotted that it was in fact a Nainital. Its grown faster than my waggy and fortunei though.

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:25 am

karl66 wrote:
cordyman wrote:Mulu had some when i visited start of summer they were £45 though!
Akamba, also had some. Is the takil the one that eventually has the smooth trunk?. karl.
According to reliable sources the smooth trunk is a myth. It was originally thought to shed its fibres naturally but it turned out they were being stripped by locals who used the matting for wall insulation and chest wigs.

I made the last bit up but the rest is true.

:lol:

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Post by Nigel » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:42 am

GoggleboxUK wrote:[ It was originally thought to shed its fibres naturally but it turned out they were being stripped by locals who used the matting for wall insulation and chest wigs.

I made the last bit up but the rest is true.

:lol:
Goggle, didnt you know Tom Jones had a takil fibre chest wig ???

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:51 am

Yeah, everybody knows hat :lol:

I just didn't realise Takils grew in the valleys.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Trudytropics » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:10 pm

Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:

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Post by cordyman » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:02 pm

Trudytropics wrote:Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:

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Post by nige pook » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Trudytropics wrote:Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:
Dad joke!! :roll: :roll: :lol: Nige

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Post by karl66 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:25 pm

Very interesting how a standard fortunei can differ in looks, one of the ones i bought today has a 4ft very thick trunk yet the crown is different to any others i have, it has shortish fronds that almost bend over on themselves, it actuly looks very nice. I suppose while all the other species take time to catch on its nice to have the same palm looking different :lol: . karl.

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Post by cordyman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:29 pm

karl66 wrote:Very interesting how a standard fortunei can differ in looks, one of the ones i bought today has a 4ft very thick trunk yet the crown is different to any others i have, it has shortish fronds that almost bend over on themselves, it actuly looks very nice. I suppose while all the other species take time to catch on its nice to have the same palm looking different :lol: . karl.
Karl...

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Post by karl66 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:44 am

cordyman wrote:
karl66 wrote:Very interesting how a standard fortunei can differ in looks, one of the ones i bought today has a 4ft very thick trunk yet the crown is different to any others i have, it has shortish fronds that almost bend over on themselves, it actuly looks very nice. I suppose while all the other species take time to catch on its nice to have the same palm looking different :lol: . karl.
Karl...

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Will get some up the wkend. karl.

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