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Heliconia caribaea

A large, variable species from the Caribbean with big, dense, erect, red to yellow inflorescenses.

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...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Hello evryone,My name is Lois, Although I do have a green thumb, i used to be a little discuraged about starting sertan seeds, like, lets say bird of paradise or other tropical plants, I thought wow this is gonna be hard. Becaus some tropicals take a long time to germinate.Recenly i got some Heliconia caribaea seeds ,i thought what the heck, I'll give it a shot, I put some good tropical potting soil in a pot, i put the seeds on top pushed em in a little bit, Then I misted with a water bottle, Put a ziplock bag on top to keep moisture in with a elastic, Put em in a warm place,and not even one month later, voila! green healthy sprouts apeard.Now I have two beautiful plants. I'm a happy camper...Thanks for reading ;-)cioaLois
Submitted on 22/03/2004 by one of our visitors

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
These seeds are quite easy to germinate and do so rapidly under the right conditions. I find I get huge succes with first soaking for 2 days and then planting 1 inch deep in a mix of 50% sand 50% potting soil. Keep the daytime temperatures up around 30-32degrees celsius and allow the night time temperatures to drop down to around 25. A heatmat/thermostat combo is essential. Start them in a bright spot without direct sun. When they come up slowly move them into full sun over a matter of 2 weeks.I have been impress by the germination rate of my rarepalmseeds seed. 89 out of 100 so far...
Submitted on 04/08/2003 by Regan Tourond regan@littlegreenthumbs.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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