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Phoenix reclinata (Hybrid)

Date Palm

These Phoenix reclinata were collected from cultivated trees in South Africa. While their purity cannot be guaranteed, our very low price should be an excellent argument to try them anyway.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
the best posible way of the old timers......Dig a 3' deep by 3' square and fill half of it with fresh cut grass from your lawn.then place your seed in 1/4 of it than top it off with fresh cut grass.than cover it up with dirt and keep it damp.the heat generated by the grass will help germinate at a great speeds.must keep cloae attention after the 5th day when sprouting must remoce from the danger of killing them.
Submitted on 08/03/2002 by Ramone shqipo@tetova.ch

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds were presoaked for one day. Then they were placed in damp vermictulite in a plastic baggy at about 75 degrees(not that warm) and were left alone. I noticed roots in about 2 weeks. I let the roots grow to a few inches then placed them in individual labeled pots with potting soil, vermiculite and a little perlite. I got a 100% germination rates on all the 10 seeds.
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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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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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