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Renealmia cernua

A ginger native to southern Mexico and tropical South America that produces a leafy stalk, much like a Hedychium, with a terminal inflorescence cone, sporting hard, waxy, yellowish-red bracts. Also makes a great cut flower.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I had the seeds i water for 2 days changed water daily, then sowed in moist neem coir in an electric propagator to keep the temp at approx 27C, you could also use moist spaghnum. After 3 weeks the first 4 appear, then it all stopped until now aprox 2 month later they are popping up all over very easy so no problem here.
Submitted on 13/10/2008 by Poul

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I soaked the sds for 24 hrs and then sowed them in a clear plastic box with moist commercial seed mix. The day temp was around 90F+ with the night temp slightly less. They started to sprout after 30 days. 10 days later, the little shoots are appearing above the soil. Can't wait for them to grow and flower.
Submitted on 12/09/2008 by Tog Tan, Malaysia

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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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