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Dypsis fasciculata

A smallish palm from rainforests in northeastern Madagascar with slender, solitary or clustering stems to 6 m (20 ft.) tall and somewhat untidy crowns of pinnate leaves with narrow, grouped leaflets. A quick-growing palm best suited for the tropical garden.

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... are of high ornamental value
In Mississippi in USA they need little care and grow normal.
The seeds need bright light and heat to germinate. Place them in a sterile mix: damp but not waterlogged in a snapped tight tupperware type container. You should start seeing them send out a small green root/leaf in about a week or two. You can start them and leave them in the mix, but I like to pluck them out and put them in a separate tight container where I can space them out about 1 cm. They need to stay in the higher humidity for a few months where you can gradually give them more light and water. Contrary to popular belief they are not Cacti... They like a moderate amount of water and feeding while growing in the summer. Once mature they can withstand quite alot of neglect, but need humidity until they're at least 3 -4 months old. D. fosteriana get frosty white but seeds even within the same pod can be variable. Dyckia are quite promiscuous...
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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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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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