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Phoenix loureiroi var. humilis (Kashmir)

Kashmir Mountain Date Palm

Phoenix loureiroi is an extremely variable species with a widespread distribution ranging from India through China to the Philippines. This form is native to the Himalayas in northern Pakistan. It is an attractive, nonsuckering type and is found at altitudes of around 1500 m (5000 ft.) at the northern distribution limit for the species. A very robust species, it will thrive in a range of temperate climates and will tolerate moderate freezes.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I obtained 1000 seeds from RPS and soaked them in water for 3 days, changing the water daily. I then purchased a large clear plastic storage box and filled it with 1 1/2 bags of "dollar store" potting soil, added the seeds, and covered with 1/2 bag of said potting soil. The box gets a few hours of HOT Texas afternoon sun. In about 30 days, BOOM!!!! Lots and lots of seedlings!!! Close to, if not 100% germination!!! THANK YOU Mr. Spanner for outstanding quality seeds. I use this technique for sprouting all of my palms and it is very effective. Bada bing, bada boom, end of story.
Submitted on 30/10/2011 by Charles Shoemaker II

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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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