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Palms and Cycads: What is your favorite Dypsis palm? From your own collection

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TropiSocal_dave
Garden Grove, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 25, 2010
11:41 PM

Post #8121383

or from the genera.
My favorite of my collection is Dypsis leptocheilos.
I like the large leaves, red fuzzy crownshaft, and the now appearing, white trunk.
sorry no picture yet.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

September 26, 2010
4:12 AM

Post #8121449

Not that Dypsis is my favourite palm genus, but my biggest is madagascariensis (var. lucubensis) which is pretty ordinary. Got a lot of lutescens (a few varieties) full size, which are okay. A small rivularis which is still a bit ordinary. A small leptocheilos which is still too small to be notable yet. But my favourite would have been pinnatifrons, may it rest in peace.

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #8121609

Wow, that is an impossible question to answer... not too many Dypsis grow that well for me so I can't say I have much personal experience with any, other than watching them die. But after visiting Hawaii a few times, I sure can say there are many dozens of them that are really nice.

I like Dypsis decipiens because it is a nice looking palm, but it also one of the few that do remarkably well in southern California (once they finally get going).

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #8121611

But I like the colorful ones like Dypsis paludosa florencei... though they don't look this colorful in California

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
6:46 AM

Post #8121615

Dypsis lastellianas are nice

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #8121618

though a well-grown D leptocheilos is a great palm, too, and they actually grow fairlyl well in California

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
6:50 AM

Post #8121621

some consider Dypsis lutescens as overgrown, but this is one that looks great in California, so can't be too picky (this photo is of a California palm...)

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #8121647

Dypsis mananjarensis is a nice one... but pretty rare.

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
7:14 AM

Post #8121648

Dypsis onilahensis is a beauty, too... this even in California

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #8121649

though there are two forms of this... like this weeping one better.

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #8121650

and Dypsis prestoniana is a behemoth and good one for California, too

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 26, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #8121652

some smaller species have nice color... this was mine for the 3 years I could keep it alive... no named species, though

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TropiSocal_dave
Garden Grove, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 30, 2010
9:34 PM

Post #8130915

I have two trunking Dypsis plumosa. They look like a messier form of the regular Dypsis onilahensis.
I love the weeping onilahensis, unfortunately my tiny one croaked in the ground. I seen nice looking D. pembana and D. lanceolata - these may be next on my dypsis wish list.

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