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Dasylirion miquihuanensis

Arguably the most attractive of all Dasylirion, this species, though locally abundant, only has a very limited range, in and around Miquihuana in Tamaulipas, Mexico to about 2300 m (7500 ft.). It has very rigid rosettes of countless, stiff, green leaves with small marginal teeth and tufts of pale fibers on the tips, which, on the best specimens, are curled inwards. Older plants usually form a trunk that can reach up to 2 m (7 ft.) tall in some cases. It grows in the same region with such stunning plants as Brahea decumbens, Dasylirion quadrangulatum and Nolina nelsonii. It is an easy plant for cultivation in temperate climates, where it prefers a position in full sun on well drained ground and can tolerate drought and severe freezes.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I covered the seeds with finely sieved spaghnum/sand mix, and let the pot soak water til topsoil is moist. The seeds geminated within a week, with appr. 80 % gemination
Submitted on 29/08/2011 by Frank Fotel

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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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