D.A. double crown

bonkersinbrighton

D.A. double crown

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:55 am

My D.A. seems to be developing a double crown? see pic.
Does anyone know why they do this (TBH I prefer the one large crown visualy) could the fact that it is in a pot be a factor? or being fed too much/not enough?
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Troppoz

Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Troppoz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:03 pm

Usually its damage to the growing point, could be from mechanical damage or insect damage but nothing to do with fertiliser or being in a pot. And dont despair at the double trunk, when both trunks get a bit of length to them theyreally can become quite a feature.

bonkersinbrighton

Re: D.A. double crown

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:24 pm

Thanks Troppoz
I am glad it is nothing I have done. Perhaps it was the damage of winter 2010/11? TBH is wasn't its usual self last year with less fronds than in previous spring/summers anyone else had this happen after tough winter?

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:05 pm

Really interesting to see that! Give it a few years and it should look amazing! People pay big bucks for tree ferns like that so if you still don't like it selling up would probably give you enough for two normal ones!
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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:41 pm

Really Tom? :D
Just goes to show I have no taste :lol:
to think I have been sulking with it I had better go and show it some love :wink:

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:43 pm

its a personal taste think, but yes, they do sell well as rarely seen. go give it a double hug! :lol: :wink:
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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Mr List » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:07 pm

you could always cut one trunk off to root like a tree fern bought from a shop also?

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Mr List wrote:you could always cut one trunk off to root like a tree fern bought from a shop also?
Definitely don't try this it could kill it/them both.
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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:10 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Really interesting to see that! Give it a few years and it should look amazing! People pay big bucks for tree ferns like
The Chief Trading Post in Bristol had all manner of weird shape Dicksonia antarctica's with 3 and four heads. I think its where Cathy got her twin as well. Haven't been there for a while so don't know if they're still there

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:43 pm

Sorry Mr L. I cant possibly entertain hacking one of her heads off :ahhh!:
I call her my old lady and she is a member of the family and survived 3 moves to date and I guess I shall have to get used to her duel headed form :roll:

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Mr List » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:29 pm

Tom2006 wrote:
Mr List wrote:you could always cut one trunk off to root like a tree fern bought from a shop also?
Definitely don't try this it could kill it/them both.
i meant in 20 years when they both had a foot or so of trunk

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Cathy » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:34 am

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:Really interesting to see that! Give it a few years and it should look amazing! People pay big bucks for tree ferns like
The Chief Trading Post in Bristol had all manner of weird shape Dicksonia antarctica's with 3 and four heads. I think its where Cathy got her twin as well. Haven't been there for a while so don't know if they're still there

Yes, we did buy our double crown Dicksonia antarctica at the CTP, quite a few years ago now. It is our only surviving Dicksonia antarctica after the recent cold winters. Being about 4ft tall with a really thick trunk it is much coveted! Some years, if there have been fronds growing every which way, we have removed the odd one that has become entangled. Easy enough. It is odd watering two crowns on one Dicksonia antarctica though!

Cathy x

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:12 pm

This has now grown in to a 3 crowned one :lol:

Now that the crowns have grown a bit more it looks less odd than it did before I will try to get some pics up tomorrow if it stops raining. :roll:

I also treated myself to a similar 5 foot single crowned one for £60 a couple of weeks back which needs some TLC and has a crooked trunk, but at that price I couldn't resist. icon_cheers
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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Unusual to have a three crown tree fern, it will be a great tree fern once it gets the crowns well established.

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Re: D.A. double crown

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:10 pm

bonkersinbrighton wrote:This has now grown in to a 3 crowned one :lol:

Now that the crowns have grown a bit more it looks less odd than it did before I will try to get some pics up tomorrow if it stops raining. :roll:

I also treated myself to a similar 5 foot single crowned one for £60 a couple of weeks back which needs some TLC and has a crooked trunk, but at that price I couldn't resist. icon_cheers
She had some more if anyone is down this way and interested ebay hotplantcompany but msg her as she only advertises small amount of her stock.
Please get some pictures up of your three header, sounds amazing!

As for a five footer at that price, absolute bargin!! icon_thumleft
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