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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Delboy » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:45 am

That's a lovely Palm, it definately looks different to standard. It looks more compact.
What a steal it was too.
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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:10 am

Here you go, a couple of closer shots of the foliage...

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Very 'powdery and very small stiff...reminds me very much of my Trithrinax.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:19 am

Exactly the same as mine Kev. The whitish undersides are not small hairs (tomentum) but a powdery / waxy substance. Will take a pic of mine later and post here if thats ok. I only have one other smaller chammy out of about 10 / 15 or so chammies that have this type of underside. They certainly are a welcome difference to all my others but i've never considered them a different variety but thats not to say yours or mine aren't tho, i simply don't know.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:45 am

Here's mine Kev (they could be twins )................
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underside...........
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I put the compact form down to growing conditions. Here's the same palm after i dug out from a cardiff lady's house in May 2009. Note how much longer the petioles are. Hers was a much darker , enclosed garden whereas mine is very much open and lighter. I think mine has reverted back to shorter petioles due to more available light.

may 2009....
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Here's the smaller chamaerops that came with it with same whitish underside..........
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On checking my recent B&Q acquisitions , even some of those display the same whitish underside.....
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In my totally unexpert opinion, i don't think ours are "stella" but just a slight variation of a standard chamaerops but much welcomed variation. From what i've read, "Stella" has fine white hairs on the underside and not a powdery wax. I don't consider the look of mine to be any different than the underside of my T. priceps............
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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:58 am

cordyman wrote:Could they be argentea

http://www.mulu.co.uk/plant_info.php?id=1096
Having just googled images of Argentea i'd say no. Argentea is very silvery on top and below and i don't think Simba's or mine bear any resemblance but thats just my opinion.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:34 pm

The undersides are very much alike.
Infact the only noticable difference is the leaf and petiole size, but as you say, this could be due to previous growing conditions.

I have found these 'stiffer' leafed palms to be tougher in general (also thinking here of Waggies, Trithrinax & Brahea etc), so I think these could prove to be good do-ers for us.... icon_thumright


BTW - Blimmin' cracking 'Dig-Your-Own' you found there...

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Post by Andy P » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Did the lady in Cardiff know that you`d dug up a Palm in her garden Arlon? Or is it just something you do on a regular basis? :lol:

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:17 am

Andy P wrote:Did the lady in Cardiff know that you`d dug up a Palm in her garden Arlon? :lol:
For legal reasons i can't comment............... :lol:
I also can't comment on the 2no Phoenix canariensis_CIDP that came out with it.............. :lol: :lol:
Simba wrote:The undersides are very much alike.
Infact the only noticable difference is the leaf and petiole size, but as you say, this could be due to previous growing conditions.

I have found these 'stiffer' leafed palms to be tougher in general (also thinking here of Waggies, Trithrinax & Brahea etc), so I think these could prove to be good do-ers for us.... icon_thumright


BTW - Blimmin' cracking 'Dig-Your-Own' you found there...
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Whatever they are Kev, they're both nice palms to be enjoyed. A little different from the others which makes it all good. I only paid £30 for mine and that was with two nice Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's and the smaller chamaerops, i ain't gonna grumble. :D

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:39 pm

Well I did a 'Dig Your Own' at the weekend, and came home with a cracking Chamaerops...

Excuse the quality, pic taken on my mobile....

Chamaerops Humilis & Cerifera, Yucca Linearis & Trithrinax Campestris
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It's a lovely big bushy chammy, exactly what I wanted to complete this arid style area of Cerifera, Trithrinax & Linearifolia....
I just hope it settles in, as I hear they can be a bit temperamental when it comes to transplanting... :?

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:41 pm

WOW!!!! icon_salut
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:02 am

Very nice! Look like it belonged there.

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Post by tropicalwon » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Looking great Simba icon_salut Well worth 'Dig Your Own' at the weekend jolt.....

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Post by Delboy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Another nice buy Simba, fits in a treat too icon_thumleft

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Post by dorothy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:43 pm

Ooh what a lovely plant! Absolutely love it! :D

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