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Dypsis hovomantsina

Hovomantsina Palm

Only two small areas in the rainforest of north-eastern Madagascar are the home of this absolutely striking but critically endangered palm. It has a very distinct crownshaft that is waxy white with a furry, golden-brown part at the top. The fairly large, curved leaves are strongly plumose and are carried by a stout, solitary trunk. We only have a small amount of seeds available, so order quickly.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Very easy to germinate, some very fast after 4 weeks, some 3 mnths and some germinated after 6 mnths, seeds where all fresh and we got 100% germination. leaves are strong and very dark green.
Submitted on 08/06/2013 by Pete Jefferys

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Dypsis Hovomantsina is VERY easy and fast to germinate...100 % germination for me 50 out of 50 seeds and the 40 seeds I sent to a good friend also got 100%..Many thanks RPS. Pete. Nimbin NSW Australia
Submitted on 15/11/2012 by Peter Jefferys

...difficult to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
I got 4 out of 100 using the standard baggie method. Enough said?
Submitted on 06/05/2002 by bob kreisher rkreishe@chuma.cas.usf.edu

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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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