Saving my Flame Thrower Palm

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by bihai, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. bihai

    bihai Active Member 10 Years

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    I got a Chamberyonia macrocarpa (Watermelon) Palm several years ago. It has grown, planted inside my greenhouse in the ground, much larger than I thought it would, much faster than I thought it would. There is no way to remove and preserve it. I want to experiment and try and make it lean over (like some coconut palms you see). The point where the fronds exit the trunk is at about 9 feet. My greenhouse ceiling is at about 20 feet. Fronds are hitting the roof. I was thinking of rigging a burlap and rubber band and attaching strong bungees to try and 'train' it to lean over and maybe grow kind of sideways. Any opinions?This is its newest frond
     

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