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Caryota no

Giant Fish Tail Palm

A very large species from Borneo with a thick trunk and an enormous, spreading crown of flat, fernlike leaves.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
these were my first seeds I attempted to germinate. they were very easy under the right conditions. I planted some in a little popt under full sunlight in a window. I put the others in a pot in shade. i watered each of them every day. The ones in shade came up 27 days later and grew rapidly after that. the ones in full sun came up a few days after and are growing moderately.
Submitted on 21/03/2004 by Anton CHuidian wutang8364@yahoo.com

...difficult to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
The seeds came with flesh already removed. Presoaked in water for two days, then placed them in Blaehton (Hydrponic substrate) in an old Aquarium (emty!) with bottom heat from a heat matress. So germination conditions are around 30°C, 90% Humity. After 4 month I found 6 seeds to be germinated out of 100
Submitted on 03/01/2004 by Alexander Topolanek atopo@ocv.org

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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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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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