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Butia yatay

Yatay Palm

A close relative of the well-known Butia capitata, it has finer leaf segments and a somewhat more elegant and less coarse appearance. It is as cold tolerant, and therefore a welcome addition to temperate gardens, but will also succeed in the dry subtropics.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I soaked the seeds for 2 weeks and planted in pots in Irish peat watered in a little miracle-grow then placed pots in a clear bin liner and tied the top checked every day to make sure the soil was mois not too wet after three months most of them have grown to about 5-8 inches this is my first atempt and I am really pleased.
Submitted on 05/01/2007 by JULIA flosybrian@aol.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Easy to grow. cleaned and soaked in tap water for 2 days. then planted in 40% peat, 60% sand. kept slightly dry in full sun, germination within 2 months.
Submitted on 20/03/2004 by Anton Chuidian wutang8364@yahoo.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
germination said to be slow and sporadic, but i found by breaking the outer shell, which each contained two seeds, they germinated within 6 weeks at 80% success, using baggie method with 50% perlite and 50% vermiculite and placed in the airing cupboard.
Submitted on 30/12/2002 by Adrian Shattock adeshattock@hotmail.com

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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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