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Palm now has 3 flowering shoots!

Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 12:54

I thought this third shoot was going to be a new frond... Nope, another flowering shoot!!

Here is the first one.


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RE: Palm now has 3 flowering shoots!

  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 12:55

Here is the second one!


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 12:57

And the third getting ready to open.


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Nice! Looks like male and female flowers!


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 13:34

How can you tell? Will they do it and make a seedling?? Hehehe


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Cool, obvious sign of growth! If they are on the same tree (assumption,) I don't think they can be both male and female, or am I confused?


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If it's a Chamaedorea (which it looks like) it's only one sex per plant.


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tiff

Do you have proper ID for this palm? What about overall photo? I think you had a post somwhere about it, not sure...Thanks. Rina


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OK I thought so, dioecious is the term for this. Cool word to know.


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 16:51

Palm pic


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Mine trees are making balls, too. Now that I know to examine them, they are different. Tiff, I think yours is a female. The female flowers are more of a ball, and closer to the trunk in general.

I think these are female flowers:


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The male flowers are on a longer thing, and kind of come out of a sheath, the balls are much smaller.

I think the following pics are males:


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Male?


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Male?


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Male? (last one)


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 18, 12 at 15:50

Your second pic of male... Coming out of sheath... Mine did the same thing. But they arent as big.


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Hmm... didn't notice how different your 2 pics are until just now.

I wonder if it's a hermaphrodite (where a dioecious plant makes both female and male flowers) presentation, see page 8, last paragraph.

Your tree really looks like it's making both.


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tifflj, when they bloom, please let us know if the flowers have a scent in the evening? I discovered this feature of the flowers on a palm I owned a few years ago, a parlour palm like yours. The palm we have now hasn't yet flowered and we are so curious! It produced a flowering stem which inexplicably damped off, about two years ago. Patience needed.


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