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Nolina longifolia

Oaxacan Pony Tail

Similar to the common Pony Tail, Beaucarnea recurvata develops long, straplike leaves that can reach a length of about 2 m (7 ft.) in mature plants. As a young plant it can be kept as a robust indoor plant, when older, it attains dramatic, treelike dimensions and will grow well in the warm temperate or subtropical garden. Please check out our very competitive price.

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...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Treat these like cacti in order to germinate, not palms. Surface sow, or press lightly into the surface of a good seed compost (I use a soil based one for these types of seed). Water with a fungicidal solution and enclose the pot in a sealed bag. Keep at approx 75 - 85 Deg F. VERY IMPORTANT **DO NOT EXCLUDE LIGHT**. They will start to geminate within 7-9 days and most will be up within the month. Once they are large enough to handle they can be potted up individually in a gritty compost. This advice seems to work for all Nolina and Beaucarnea species.
Submitted on 26/02/2003 by Bob Boatman bob_b@bsquared.demon.co.uk

...easy to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
This species is not different from other agavaceae/nolinaceae. it will germinate well, giving good heat, sowing them supreficially in an open try with a sandy soil. Seeds need to be covered with a thin layer of sand and kept moist, but not overwatered.
Submitted on 30/11/2002 by Angelo Porcelli angelopalm69@inwind.it

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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
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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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