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Sabal x texensis

Brazoria Palmetto

A rare natural hybrid between the dwarf Sabal minor and S. mexicana from S-Texas. The hardiest of all trunking Sabal it can take severe cold and frost.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
This palm is incredibly easy to germinate. I soaked 25 seeds for three days in lukewarm water, changing the water daily. I didn't use any fungicide to eliminate the possibility of fungal growth. After about a month, the seeds started germinating. Eventually, only two seeds didn't germinate, so rate of success is very high.
Submitted on 08/05/2011 by one of our visitors

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I used peat moss baggy method, with results close to the same as other sabals(VERY GOOD). They germinate at various temps, and even germinated when placed on top of my water heater! Good luck!
Submitted on 22/01/2005 by Kyle Whitney kylewhitney2003@yahoo.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I sowed the 10 seeds on the Second of January and within 15 days, I have 5 germinated. I used a moistened perlite/vermiculite media using the suggested baggie method. They were placed on top of the fridge for bottom heat. I expect the rest of the seeds to follow suit and germinate soon.
Submitted on 20/01/2003 by Zac Hill botboy03@yahoo.com

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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.

We recommend:
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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