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Carpentaria acuminata

A very slender and elegant palm from northern Australia with gracefully recurving, V-shaped leaves. It is suitable for mild subtropical and tropical climates and, if heavily fertilized and watered, will develop with breathtaking speed.

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...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very easy to grow. Had roots 3 days after sowing. You take the outer layer of the seeds off and wth a sharp knife cut the tip off of the seeds. be careful not to cut the seeds too much. Planted in moist peat moss on top of a computer at about 85º-90ºF.
Submitted on 15/04/2004 by Anton Chuidian wutang8364@yahoo.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds were pre-soaked in warm water for three days changed daily. Sown in moist peat and kept all the time at 32-33 d.C. Seeds started to sprout after 2 weeks of sowing, first leaves above soil - after 4 weeks. Seedlings need a lot of water and excellent drainage - grow very fast and robust. All seeds sown developed into seedlings.
Submitted on 05/03/2004 by Sergei Serileonov@hotmail.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I had 100% germination rate using bottom heat in about two months, sown into a tray.
Submitted on 23/12/2002 by Van vandringar@hotmail.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Best when fresh, pull off the flesh, keep in moist semi-drained container plant the seeds close together and pull their roots apart easily later when they are 1-4 inches tall and when you notice that most of them have germinated. I have done this with a 95% survival rate. They do not require bottom heat or covering the container that they are being grown in. This is of course in zone 10B FL over the late winter/early spring months in this climate. These seeds seem to be very easy they would rather have more water than less, and were even left in standing water in their container for several days without damage occurring to them.
Submitted on 23/07/2002 by one of our visitors

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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.

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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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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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