I have 2 acres (0.8 hectares) and have been collecting palms for about 12 years. I now have about 117 different species in the ground and at least 30 more in pots. With duplication I probably have over 120 palms in the grounds. I began by dividing my land and planting geography. Lately I have begun to mix palms from different geographical areas so that seeds will have a better chance of being pure. I have yet to come up with a way to map out my plantings.
One thing I have learned is that even though I get very little rain here, rain forest palms do quite well. Of course they seem to grow smaller than they would in a rain forest, but I don't think I've had any die because of lack of water. I use a combination of drip and spray irrigation. I have a 3/4 inch water line running along each of the long edges of my property. I have many faucets w/battery operated timers connected to 1/2 inch poly pipe running to the palms and trees that I have planted. I water twice a week for 1 hour from each station. I have water running for over 12 hours an evening/night twice a week. Some time in the future I'll look up what my water usage is and post it here.
Feel free to drop me a line or two at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have comments.
The next page will bring you to an alpha listing of all my planted palms. In January of 2008 I purchased 38 palms from Floribunda Palms and . Most were either gallon or 4" sized. In July of 2008 I bought an additional 16 gallon sized palms The list on the next page will be up dated as I get more in the ground.
Here are links to other palm related topics, my topics that is:
Seed Germination Experimenting
Palms On Kong Hill
Palms On the Back Terrace
A Visit To the Valley of Palms
The Side Yard and Pond
Be Still Tree Area
Fiddlewood Tree Area
Kou Tree Road
Shade House #2
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