Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ptychosperma waitianum Update # 1

It is definitely time for an update on one of my favorite Palm Trees, the Ptychosperma waitianum. This Palm Tree is a flamethrower Fishtail Palm Tree. As most Fishtail Palms are clustering Palms, this one is solitary. You can see my previous post and pictures by CLICKING HERE.

Back in January 2008 I received some seeds in the mail. I began germination on January 23, 2008 to be exact. I saw 2 sprouts on March 17, 2008. Only one survived.

Since Germination almost 3 years ago, my Ptychosperma waitianum Palm Tree is all of 9 inches tall. It is growing very slowly. Here are a few pictures to show you the progression. Now you can see the "Flame" in the fronds.

This first picture shows the fronds awesome coloration.

This second picture shows the height.

These next two pictures show the new growth.

Well I hope you enjoyed this updated post on my Ptychosperma waitianum Palm Tree. See you again next time!!


Anonymous said...

Hi fellow Floridian!! We are purchasing ten acres midway between Melbourne and St Cloud and have intentions of doing exactly what you have done. The property already has a gigantic greenhouse which we will need to get back in order. Would love to share ideas and possibly meet up. Shoot me an e-mail if you'd like and we'll go from there!!
Tom and Fran

Flowering Pear said...

I really enjoyed these your post and your ideas it's very interesting..
Thanks for sharing..

Lets Plant said...

Thank you very much Flowering Pear! I really appreciate it!