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Musa xparadisiaca 'blue java' Ice Cream Banana

Musa Banana

Some people refer to bananas as trees or palms, but they are neither a tree nor a palm, but a giant clumping tropical herb.  Bananas are fast growing and most sucker freely once the plant is established, which doesn’t take long after planting.  The pseudostem blooms once and dies after fruiting, and the trunk should …

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Palms in our Garden

Palms in our Garden

Here is a visual list of most of the palms in our garden. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii (Everglades Palm; Silver Saw Palm; Paurotis Palm) and Ravenea rivularis (Majesty Palm) Adonidia merrillii Formerly known as, “Veitchia merrillii” (Christmas Palm) Arenga engleri Formosa Palm Brahea armata Mexican Blue or Blue Hesper Palm Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm Butia capitata Pindo …

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Rhapis excelsa 'standard'

Dwarf Rhapis Images

Here is a nice selection of Rhapis Excelsa Dwarf named varieties for your enjoyment…. If you’d like to purchase one or more of these for your home, please check out the link below. Rhapis Excelsa Dwarf Named Varieties ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘Zuiko-Lutino’ Light green to medium green leaves with dark green stripes. ZOOM The tallest …

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Rhapis excelsa 'Taiheiden' The "king of the kannonchiku

Rhapis excelsa Taking the Pups

Lady palms are readily propagated by removing the pups and re-potting them in their own pot. The pups are the new shoots that grow through the stolon from the mother plant. This is a photo essay showing how the process is done, and what to look for while removing these baby plants, to insure a …

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The "king of the kannonchiku"

Rhapis excelsa taiheiden

King of the Kannonchiku Rhapis excelsa Images The “king of the kannonchiku” Rhapis excelsa ‘taiheiden’ is perhaps the most sought after of the all-green Rhapis. This is truly the “King of kannonchiku”. The quality of the leaf is very good, they are very large, wide and thick. The leaves and trunks are the largest of …

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Rhapis excelsa kodaruma

Rhapis excelsa Lady Palm images

ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘kodaruma’ female with inflorescences. ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘kodaruma’ female with inflorescences. ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘kodaruma’ with female inflorescences ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘kodaruma’ female with seed. ZOOM Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) in the Garden ZOOM Rhapis excelsa ‘Daruma’ male plant. ZOOM Rhapis excelsa seed that have been cleaned ZOOM Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) …

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Rhapis excelsa 'Taiheiden' pup

Rhapis excelsa Lady Palms

The difficulty in identifying “Rhapis excelsa” species Rhapis excelsa, from seed, grow painfully slow and are almost impossible to know what variety, form or cultivars one is growing until the plant is mature, even then it can become difficult in identification of these plants unless you know the seed and it’s parentage. Rhapis excelsa can …

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Variegated Sago Palm

Sago Palm Images

Looking for More Information? Check out Robert Riffle’s book: The Tropical Look.  Over 500 pages packed with information and photos dedicated to gardeners like you. This is definitely a must-have book for any serious gardener. More Sago Palm Images We have so many images of Sago Palms that we had to create a separate page …

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Multi-Headed Sago Palm "Cycas revoluta"

Sago Palm – Cycas Revoluta

About the Sago Palm This handsome evergreen plant is neither a palm as it is often referred to as “Sago Palm” or fern, but is a primitive, cone-bearing plant that is related to conifers and requires both male and female to produce seed.  The species has been in existence for over 200 million years and …

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