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Phoenix loureiroi var. loureiroi

A fairly rare, medium-sized Phoenix from southern China and Taiwan with a slender trunk and plumose leaves. Cold tolerant and easy to grow.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Like most varieties of Phoenix very easy to germinate. Clean seed and soak for 2 days then dip in fungicide. Place in a sealed lidded plastic box between dampened kitchen towel in a propagator at 30C. 50% germination in 3 days, the rest over the next couple of weeks.
Submitted on 28/02/2013 by Jason Hall.

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Ordered 10 seeds at this website (received 21 beginning 2004!) Seeds appear to be very fresh. Placed them in a ziplock bag filled with moist cocopeat on top of the heating device (temp. day 30 °C, temp. night 20°C)90 % Sprouted after 3 weeks. The rest in the next 2 weeks. Only one failed. After almost one year second leaf is coming. Doesn´t seem like a fast grower but germinates really easy like most phoenix.
Submitted on 20/02/2005 by one of our visitors

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
bought seeds in juli, recieved them end of the month. I didn't soak the seeds but sowed them immediatly in a miniature greenhouse placed on my porch at a 25°C. Had some additional heat for about ten days begin august. After 3 weeks 95% had germinated, quite a good result.
Submitted on 02/09/2004 by joeri seghers joeriseghers@skynet.be

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
These are as easy, if not easier than canariensis, dactylifera or sylvestris to germinate. I collect my seed wild in Taiwan (many thousands) and plant them fresh and obtain 99% germination every time. See my detailed notes under Phoenix sylvestris for my method of germination. The germination temperature for these needs to be around 30°C.
Submitted on 31/05/2003 by Phil Markey phil@trebrown.com

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Plants from this species ...

... are of high ornamental value
In Porto in Portugal they need very little care and grow normal.
My seedlings have been very fast until they go pinate, then they are more average. Very neat leaves, easy to care and dont mind cool weather. Give it all the sun and water you can.
Submitted on 04/06/2010 by Marco Conde

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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
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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.
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