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Haloragis masatierrana

Robinson Crusoe Seaberry

A small shrub with green to reddish foliage, Haloragis masatierrana is superbly suited as an ornamental border plant for cool moist climates. Found only on Robinson Crusoe Island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago in the southeast Pacific off the coast of Chile, this plant prefers sunny situations and good moisture. It seems not to be cultivated outside of its native island.

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... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very easy to germinate. The plants are frost tolerant and grow well in my zone 8 garden where they self seed. A lovely semi-evergreen shrub.
Submitted on 26/08/2013 by Maarten Christenhusz

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Easy to grow plant in a warm moist greenhouse. Seeds readily germinated and plants grow very fast. They have a lovely fresh green and tolerate the short winter days well (Helsinki is situated 60 degrees north).
Submitted on 14/02/2011 by Maarten Christenhusz

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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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