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Chamaedorea radicalis

Undoubtedly the hardiest of all the Chamaedorea, this low-growing mexican palm can tolerate temperatures down to an amazing -10°C (14°F). With its leathery, dark green foliage, it resembles a small Kentia Palm and does equally well indoors as it will in the understorey of the temperate or subtropical garden.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Usually I have bad luck with germinating Chamaedorea seeds, but with these seeds I had about 50% succes. The rest rotted away, it's important not to sow them too wet.
Submitted on 22/03/2009 by one of our visitors

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Received 115 sds, thanks Toby for the bonus! They were soaked for 2 days with daily water change. I used a commercial seed mix and sown them in a clear plastic box. The temperature was between 80+ to 90+F and the first one germinated in 40 days. Now another 40 days later, most have reached 4in from the bifid leaf tip to the base. I have opened the box and place it into a big clear plastic bag tied up the top with a rubber band. I normally have this as a 'com-box' until the seedlings are big enough to be transferred to their individual pots. Growth is vigorous as I check weekly to ensure there is sufficient water in the soil. As they grow they literally 'suck' up the water from the box.
Submitted on 27/07/2008 by Tog Tan, Malaysia

... are average to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Perpared an outdoor bed with red clay and soil conditioner and planted the seeds in Fall of 04. Germination was 50% in spring of 05.
Submitted on 23/05/2006 by Jim Rodgers NearlyNativeNursery@hotmail.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I had decent success germinating this palm without bottom heat, probably would have done better with.
Submitted on 23/12/2002 by Van vandringar@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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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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