Does anyone know what a palm plant flower looks like

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    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. :-( 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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  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    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 Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hey Jerry, Chamaedorea elegans has no information entered on it's page and only one photo. hint, hint, hint, ;)
     
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    Yes, those either were or are becoming flowers.
     
  6. Jerry Sullivan

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

    Thank you everyone.

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