A fairly short, robust, solitary palm from rainforest on Papua New Guinea that forms a slender, smooth but slow growing trunk which holds a compact crown of leathery leaves with regularly arranged, broad leaflets. A good palm for the small tropical garden.
... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I received these seeds in the mail in August 2006, potted them in a community 3 gal pot and placed gravel on top. I covered them with a plastic shower cap to create a self contained greenhouse. I live in Tampa, Florida so it has been fairly warm About 90% of the seeds sprouted and continue to grow to this day. They are about two inches tall two months later. These seeds were very easy to germinate and sprout. I will wait until lat next summer to seperate these seedlings from the community pot. Submitted on 27/10/2006 by Brad Wakefield firstname.lastname@example.org
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win € 75 worth of seeds
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.
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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.
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona
Completely revised and updated Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches
Our rating: 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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