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Jerry Sullivan


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:57 pm   Post subject: Does anyone know what a palm plant flower looks like


Palm Flower ?

This palm plant appeared, pedigree unknown, in my office many years ago, it came with a few friends which have long gone to their own pots. This one has stayed alive and thrived. Over the years I have had a parade of palms most of which have gone to palm heaven. Sad Perhaps through 'experience' this one has managed to avoid the fate of its predecessors. I was watering this one today and cleaning dead branches and discovered, I guess, a flower. Does anyone know what a palm flower looks like?

Jerry


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Palm Plant Flower? ( photo / image / picture from Jerry Sullivan's Garden )




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toni


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:51 pm   


I don't grow palms so I don't know for sure if each species has a different looking flower or not.
My guess would be that yours looks like that. Lots of help huh? But it will be interesting to see how that 'flower' progresses.

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Jewell


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:39 pm   


I have grown this little palm. It is a sweet thing that doesn't need full sun and under ideal conditions only gets 2-3 feet tall. Young plants are often used in terrariums. They are called parlor palm or good luck palm. It's latin name is: Chamaedorea elegans (Neanthe bella. I was never successful with growing them from the seeds that they produce (the bumps are the seeds that they will later shed).



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toni


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:58 pm   


Hey Jerry, Chamaedorea elegans has no information entered on it's page and only one photo. hint, hint, hint, Wink

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FlowerFreak22


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:43 pm   


Yes, those either were or are becoming flowers.

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Jerry Sullivan


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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:13 pm   


Sneaky plant!! I would have missed the flower if I had not been cleaning dead branches. I will go over to the database and add stuff.

Thank you everyone.

Jerry

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Jerry Sullivan


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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:26 am   


With the info in the database i will have to watch the flower to see what happens. Perhaps I may even find a seed. Smile

Thank you everyone.

Jerry



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cherylad


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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:29 am   


What a wonderful find. I had no idea palms flowered. Can't wait to see what they look like next.

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