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Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:02 pm
by karl66
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.

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:25 pm
by Yorkshire Kris
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!

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:39 pm
by cordyman
Mulu had some when i visited start of summer they were £45 though!

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:04 am
by karl66
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.

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:48 am
by Nigel
The fake takils are all coming from the same dutch supplier, neither Mulu not Akmaba had a real takil.

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:21 am
by musabasjoos
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.

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:25 am
by GoggleboxUK
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:

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:42 am
by Nigel
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 ???

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:51 am
by GoggleboxUK
Yeah, everybody knows hat :lol:

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

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:10 pm
by Trudytropics
Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:02 pm
by cordyman
Trudytropics wrote:Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:

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Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:50 pm
by nige pook
Trudytropics wrote:Tom must have been using palmolive soap on his chest again :roll: :lol:
Dad joke!! :roll: :roll: :lol: Nige

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:25 pm
by karl66
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.

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:29 pm
by cordyman
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...

PICS! icon_salut :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Trachycarpus Species.

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:44 am
by karl66
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...

PICS! icon_salut :lol: :lol: :lol:
Will get some up the wkend. karl.