A stemless, Yucca-like plant that forms a rosette of narrow, hard, blue-green leaves, from which long spikes with
very attractive red flowers rise in summer. It is extremely hardy to frost and a great plant for the sunny garden
in temperate and subtropical areas.
...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to
I tried putting a couple in paper towels and keeping it wet but after 2 months they have still not sprouted.
At about the same time I put 4 seeds I did not bother to soak in 4 starter pots filled with regular potting
soil, pushed the seeds in about 1/2" and watered, then covered to keep them moist, set the whole thing
on the refrigerator and in about 3 weeks had sprouts in all 4 pots! I plan to grow a grove! Submitted on 29/12/2004 by Donna Shaffer email@example.com
...very easy to germinate.
Place seeds in a petri dish with paper towels on the inside of the dish. Keep moist in a 4-5 days the seeds
will germinate. Then with tweezers carefully plant the seeds. Germination rate is high. Submitted on 14/10/2003 by one of our visitors
...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds are easy to germinate with no special soil mix required. Germination rate was 60% after three weeks even
though exposed to temperatures up to 95 degrees. I encourage people to grow these striking plants. Submitted on 21/08/2003 by one of our visitors
... are of high ornamental value In South Worcestershire in U.K. they need little care and grow slow.
There are 2 plants of this sp. growing in a very well drained raised bed in full sun. The medium is virtually soiless, being a mixture of sand and small stones. In the building trade in the U.K. it is called 'As Dug'. Because of it's free draining nature it does need fertiliser twice a year. A surface granular one is used. No watering is done, and no overhead protection given. They have been there two years and are now twice the size. One flowered 2006 (perversely the smaller one) and the second is flowering now (16/07/07). Min temp. -11C, with snow 10cm deep.Rate of growth may vary with clone. Seedlings grown since 2004 still very small. Submitted on 16/07/2007 by Gary Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
win € 75 worth of seeds
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.
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona
Completely revised and updated Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches
Our rating: 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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