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maggiesoup
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Anyone know what's growing inside my palm outside! 

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  • Flugelhorn
    Flugelhorn Posts: 5,693 Forumite
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    edited 22 May 2022 at 1:46PM
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    is it part of the palm? try googling dypsis albofarinosa 

    http://www.utopiapalmsandcycads.com/Dypsisalbofarinifera1.htm

    or dyspis lutescens

  • maggiesoup
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    Looks at both your links and although the first one looks similar, it's not exactly the same.  Thing is, I've had the palm for about 5 years and this is the first time I've ever seen anything growing from the middle of it, and at such speed!
  • Flugelhorn
    Flugelhorn Posts: 5,693 Forumite
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    it certainly is curious - my fan palm rapidly produces enormous flowers that look a bit like sweetcorn - rather unexpected at first. Just wonder if they take a while to "flower" ? 
  • ka7e
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    It looks like a cordyline or Torbay Palm. My neighbour has one in full (white) flower atm - maybe they are just immature buds.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
  • maggiesoup
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    Possibly, will wait with interest to see what it eventually looks like. Sadly, so little sunshine in Scotland at the mo, it may be a long wait  !
  • ka7e
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    Possibly, will wait with interest to see what it eventually looks like. Sadly, so little sunshine in Scotland at the mo, it may be a long wait  !

    Fair bit of sun in the SW - everything is flowering so early, I suspect the garden will be bare by mid-Summer! I have roses in full bloom, early clematis has gone over, philadelphus and cotoneaster on the verge of flowering.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
  • twopenny
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    That's the flower - but don't expect anything wonderful. Interesting more like.
    That looks pretty in green.
    If left over winter it tends to go brown but hangs on.
    It's tough to remove and requires ladder and pruning saw. Take care and no one underneath. Its darnd heavy.
    I left mine on but it didn't drop off.

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