Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I have learned in my few years of growing stuff to snap a lot of pictures. I have been sorting through all of my 1000's of unorganized pics to put this together. This is the life of an unusual Hyophorbe lagenicaulis or Bottle Palm Tree beginning 12/17/07, that I did not realize was unusual until this past 2/12/09. So here the story begins. On 12/17/07 I was purchasing joey seeds from a guy in Thailand and still had space left from shipping quote so I also ordered some bottle seeds. On Feb 7, 2008 I received the seeds from Thailand, the 20 bottle seeds I ordered came with 43 seeds which I though was a score.
After a short 24hour soak I sowed the seeds on 2/8/08.
On 4/16/08 I plucked and planted 3 sprouts out of the 43seeds, and that is all I have still to date. These pics will show the special 1 growing up. He is the 1 on the left.
This is him getting bigger. 6/19/08
And on 9/13/08 the 3 seedlings were up potted to 1gals. Even at this point I still did not notice anything. Are you seeing anything yet?
I can't find anything until 2/12/09, I know I have some more somewhere. I was carrying the palms and orchids back outside after a cold snap when I noticed the unusual bottle palm.
a little closer, wait......is that
this bottle has developed a double trunk
So after almost 2 months I decided I had to check out what was going on an this is what I found on 4/7/09
and the old leaf removed to see the trunks