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Lytocaryum hoehnei

Hoehne's Miniature Coconut Palm

This slightly larger and more robust cousin of the popular Lytocaryum weddellianum is native to montane forests in São Paulo State in Brazil. It has a slender trunk that can reach about 5 m (16 ft.) tall, topped by a crown of elegant, feathery leaves. The leaflets are distinclty wider than in L. weddellianum and the seeds have a harder shell, more like a Syagrus. It is highly threatened with extinction by destruction of its forest habitat and even in cultivation it is extremely rare, apart from a handful of plants in a few enthusiasts' collections. L. hoehnei does best in mild, humid subtropical or cool subtropical climates.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
they love to soak, i'll say that, i wouldnt plant these out until they soaked well, cos the ones that responded well to the soaking, they would start to show signs that they will germinate, and the other ones just needed more soaking, then they grow nice and steady. mine were in enclosed cocofiber
Submitted on 21/11/2009 by Adam-Grant SydneyPalms.com.au

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Not quite as easy as L. weddelianum, but well worth the effort.
Submitted on 23/02/2004 by one of our visitors

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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.

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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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