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Windmill Palm leaves

Post by Annie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 17:13 pm

Reading PFK and a section on biotopes it showed the use of dried out Windmill palm leaves , they look like giant fans.
We have these palms in our garden and wondered if we could use ? I would first wash it in clear water, let it dry and break up into useable size.
Concerns, thoughts ?

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Re: Windmill Palm leaves

Post by plankton » Tue Dec 03, 2019 20:14 pm

If you don't use sprays on them they should be fine. :)
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Post by Annie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 21:05 pm

@plankton thanks, we don’t treat them at all, and they are huge ! Excited to use them .

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Re: Windmill Palm leaves

Post by fr499y » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:40 am

I've used palm fonds before in a biotope, no problem at all. They break down relatively slowly compared to other leaves.
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Post by fr499y » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:40 pm

Just make sure they are dry and fallen and not fresh off a plant :)
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Re: Windmill Palm leaves

Post by Annie » Wed Dec 04, 2019 13:04 pm

Thanks, we trim them every so often, the old dried out ones, so it will be one of those that has dried out properly after a few weeks.

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Re: Windmill Palm leaves

Post by fr499y » Wed Dec 04, 2019 14:31 pm

I believe thats the same palm as I've used with shrimp and sensitive fish. The Trachycarpus fortunei
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