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26-10-2006, 09:10 AM
i was shopping around for some palm tree for my garden and managed to purchased three red palm tree yesterday but the nursery guy did not know the name...(i think this type is commonly planted in many garden)...also i am looking for the california type of palm tree but not familiar with the name..anyone can help out where can i get good palm tree with photo if available?.tia
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26-10-2006, 10:20 AM
perhaps you could refer to THIS (http://www.sunpalmtrees.com/Palm-Trees-Pictures-California-Fan-Palms.htm)
hope it helps... :)
27-10-2006, 09:46 AM
thanks, i saw a few types of palm tree on the way from work in Serdang areas...will look for it at the nursery this weekend...
also i am keen for those bamboo types of tree...have one in my office as well..(wondering if it's just for indoor plant?).
any good fruits trees to recommend as well?.
27-10-2006, 12:34 PM
Nangka VERY easy to plant.
but prone to red ants. When you see leaves "lump" together, you would suspect that it is ant's nest. I always think that red ants always attack termites. So I think it is good! To kill the ants, cut the branch affected. Get some fibrous stuff from a cocounut tree or some newspaper. Lay the nest on the fibre / newspaper and burn the paper.
this tree is also very easy to chop down if you don't want it.
If it grows too tall, cut half the tree and the tree will still bear you fruit.
I once chopped down the whole tree. and out of no where, it still shoots.
I damaged the shoots and now the tree is in nowhere in sight. Sturdy tree.
Ah, the fruit. Make sure you wrap it with either newspaper or plastic bag (with holes so that it could breathe and let accumulated water out) to protect from insect attacks.
When you cut the tree, make sure the sap doesn't touch your skin. It may or may not irritate your skin but it's difficult to wash.
To plant, just buy a nangka from any fruit stall, then put the seed on the ground, cover with some earth. Make sure the rats don't eat the seed. Rats would eat the "protein" in the seed. Keep watering it and wait for it to germinate................
Maintainence,--- well, you would need to sweep the leaves. It drops a fair amount of leaves.
This tree is quite sturdy and I believe you can water it once every two or three days. Of course more often is better.
27-10-2006, 12:40 PM
I waited about 10 years for it to fruit.
The leaves fall whenever there is strong wind. But it is not as bad as the nangka. you could use a parang to slash the leave to dispose it.
Sometimes, I am lazy to use a parang. I use a Swiss Army knife. At the end of the leave, make a small incision to split the leave into two! Then, use your hands to pull apart the leave. Then you could use the knife to slowly cut the leave to dispose the leave.
Very sturdy tree. Needs only watering when the tree is young.
Once after about 7 years, the tree can take care of itself.
27-10-2006, 12:41 PM
very easy. Make sure soil is clayey. fertile. My soil has loads of earth worms and always moist.
I always make use of the banana leave for food, cooking ,etc.
Cut the young shoot from the parent and plant it.
27-10-2006, 12:43 PM
I have tried planting durian for year. I only see less than 10 leaves and it dies. So I cannot advise you. P.S. I planted the durian next to my house drain
28-10-2006, 07:23 AM
hhtee,thanks. some longan and lychee would be great in my small garden, anyone has tried planting them?. any success and do i need to do a lot of pesticide spraying etc..? so far i have planted mango and durian belanda...according to the seller the mango is not those tall and bushy type ...due to space limitation and have to consider my neighbour as well.
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