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Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Hookeri)

With a new red leaf just as spectacular as the regular C. macrocarpa, the most notable difference in this much sought-after form is its pale yellow colored crownshaft. It has thus been called the Yellow or Blonde Flame Thrower. The seeds are easily told apart by their unique pattern of pale fibers. Despite its origin from tropical New Caledonia it is surprisingly easy to grow, doing well in the tropics as well as in all warm temperate climates that do not experience more than an occasional freeze.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very Easy. 16 out of 20 seeds germinated in one month. First soaked in warm water for 3 days changing once daily. Used 50% peat 50% perlite mix and placed in ziploc bag for 100% humidity. Temperatures between 70F-80F. Placed bag in dark area. Note. You can leave the husk on or remove it. Either way these seeds will germinate at the same rate. Extremely easy seed to germinate just as the regular Chambeyronia macrocarpa.
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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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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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