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Areca triandra

Fast growing, clustering tropical beauty from India and south east Asia with a slim, grass green trunk, ringed with white, lush, dark green leaves and bright red fruit, readily produced in the sub- or tropical garden or conservatory in cooler climates. A further feature is that the flowers are lemon scented. Seeds germinate readily and plants are easy and fast growing, surprisingly robust and have a very tropical appearance.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
10 seeds sowed in a 50-50 mix of Canadian peat and perlite and placed in a plastic "Sterilite" container with lid. The seeds were watered in lightly with distilled water. I treated them with a copper fungicide when mold appeared. Temperatures were kept very warm, up to the 90s F/mid 30s C with day/night fluctuations. 9 germinated within 2 months. Of these, I lost 5 quickly, presumably to damping off (Arecas seem to get various infections very easily, at least for me). The other 4 were transferred to 1 gallon / 4 L containers. All four are growing well and are still producing bifid leaves a year later. Keep the seedlings in shade.
Submitted on 04/03/2005 by Jason Skelly Skellsbells@aol.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
put 2 days in wather before to get them in the ground.
Submitted on 14/02/2004 by domingos mariotti tringali domingosmariotti@hotmail.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I'm from Brazil and I have a palm tree at home, so it's easy to take seeds. It produces all year long. I prepare a soil with sand and humus, distributing the seeds along a plastic box. I keep the soil moist, not wet. About 80% germinate.
Submitted on 08/02/2004 by Alex Hendrikx Soave pavaoholambra@yahoo.com

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plant cultivation comments by our visitors
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Plants from this species ...

... are of high ornamental value
In north in Fiji Islands they need very little care and grow normal.
We have several planted around our property and the best performers are in the wettest locations with good sunlight. They do not mind shade either. Those in full sun commenced flowering after 5 years and had reached 6 feet in height with about 4 larger trunks and each having more small stems emerging. The best looking specimens are also wind protected with constant moisture
Submitted on 10/02/2007 by Jim Valentine snlsavusavu@connect.com.fj

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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