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Kerriodoxa elegans

White Elephant Palm

The so-called "White Elephant Palm" is beautiful and elegant with its very large, completely circular, and only shallowly divided fan-shaped leaves that are bright white underneath. It grows in just a tiny area of Thailand, and even though it is very rare, its large seeds are slowly finding their way into cultivation, and these wonderful palms are being seen more frequently. It is definitely best in warm subtropical and tropical, wind-sheltered areas and also does well as a stunning house plant. We have very fresh seeds available now that should produce more than 90% germination.

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Seeds from this species ...

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
This plant is very easy germinate. In first year they don't want too much light because it will make Them fade color , brittle branch and easy breaking. This plant need shady and high moist because this species Is from the rianforests and it don't like the wind-swept place too.
Submitted on 18/11/2003 by YOD PONGSAKUL YOD_YODTH@YAHOO.COM

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Hey! I have a complaint! I ordered seeds, not plants. I received ten seeds, nine had already germinated enroute to my mailbox. This takes all the fun away! I also ordered Chambeyronia macrocarpa, received ten seeds, six were germinated. Thank you!
Submitted by Ed Medlock mededlock@earthlink.net

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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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