Plant ID forum: ID Please

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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 29, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Since I started talking about plants here I became more curious about other plants. Asking the owner of this plant what it is, I couldn't get an answer so I ask you, maybe somebody knows. The plant was just fine until last Fall then in the windy season (Santa Ana winds) some of its leaves were broken. Nobody took care of it so this is how it looks now.

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Thank you in advance.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Mar 29, 2013 4:53 PM CST
It's hard to say for sure. Coconut palm seems possible, they are sold as houseplants in the UK.

http://losangeles.olx.com/nut-bearing-coconut-palm-tree-plan...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=coconut+palm+houseplant&hl=...
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 29, 2013 5:16 PM CST
Thanks Janet. Smiling

This is here, in Southern California. It looks pretty beat up but it's that way since last year, so I guess it might just wake up now that spring came. Should they trim the broken leaves?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 29, 2013 6:43 PM CST
Not likely a coconut palm here, but anything is possible We grow many palms here.
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 29, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Carol, what else could it be? They have no idea, I have no idea. Shrug!

It's potted and the pot was full of some kind of white-flower weed, nice looking but they finally cleaned the pot.
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 29, 2013 8:07 PM CST
I'm not a palm expert...don't even like them, but for an Id you need to show the trunk. As that is a very immature tree, that might not even do it. At that size, if it were a coconut palm, you could probably see the remnants of the coconut. LOL!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2013 7:05 AM CST
Definitely a palm but it's hard to tell from the photo which one it might be. It reminds me of the Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) that we see a lot of here in Florida.

Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana)

http://www.google.com/search?q=Queen+Palm+sapling&hl=en&tbm=...

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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 30, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Yeap, it resembles a Queen Palm from the pics of young ones. I will try to sneak a photo of the trunk today, if I have time.
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Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 31, 2013 12:19 PM CST
I didn't take anymore pictures but I think you're right Lin, it looks like a Queen Palm. They are not pleased that the leaves are not coming back after the winds but I think they are broken not only bent, so should they trim them maybe?
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2013 7:43 PM CST
Our Queen Palms get trimmed up on occasion without any problems so I don't see why they couldn't be trimmed.
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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 31, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Lin, thanks, I will let them know. What will they do, that's some other story...
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.

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