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Chuniophoenix nana

A diminutive palm to only about 1.5m (5ft) tall with dainty, narrow, fan-shaped leaves, reminiscent of a Rhapis. This palm should make a perfect pot plant as it is quite tolerant of low light. It is very rarely collected, and we only have a small quantity available.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked for 48 hours in rain water, changed water twice during that time then onto sterile peat at around 25-30 degrees C ( higher daytime ). Started germinating after two weeks, 25/26 had germinated at four weeks. Planted into a community pot, about half produced _very_ vigorous seedlings - rest were distorted, were without chlorophyll or or had other defects.
Submitted on 27/07/2003 by John Hawkins john.hawkins@blechnum.net

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very easy to germinate. I used the baggie method on top of the freezer. Seeds were placed in a moist seed start mix with first 6 of 10 germinating in 3 weeks. Now 3 weeks on again, I have had 2 more germinte with 1 I left in the baggie just beginning to poke out its root.
Submitted on 18/06/2002 by Mark Bebee mmebb@aol.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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