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Satakentia liukiuensis

Satake Palm

This very handsome palm from Japan is rarely offered for sale, and even here it is only available in small quantities. It has a neat, clipped appearance that is heightened by its prominent crownshaft and pink inflorescences. The Satake Palm does best in a warm temperate to tropical climate. Seeds are shipped moist as their short viability seems to be the greatest obstacle to the palm's greater popularity.

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Seeds from this species ...

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I' ve sow scatter these seeds in some compost with perlite and I' ve put them bet in 25°C. 80 % of seeds germinated in 6 weeks!
Submitted on 26/03/2005 by Philippe Chomicki philippe.chomicki@wanadoo.fr

...difficult to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
The seeds of this plant must be fresh to germinate. I believe that it is because the seeds took a month to get to me which may affect the germination of this species
Submitted on 04/03/2004 by Vincie Bowen alaye_98@yahoo.com

...difficult to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Make sure they never fall dry. My sucess rate with fresh seed purchased from RPS was a little over 60%.
Submitted on 23/02/2004 by one of our visitors

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds arived moist, and 30% of them had already sprouted. Planted them all in a mix of Jungle Growth and Miracle Grow soil, and having good results so far.
Submitted on 16/01/2004 by Thomas Cave tom@thomascave.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I left the 10 seeds in a little pot with a normal soil mix, 7 little plants sprouted after 1 month of italian summer (daytime at more than 30C, night at more than 24C). The seeds were fresh.
Submitted on 04/03/2004 by Federico fdrc65@virgilio.it

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Seeds arrived still moist, and almost half had already sprouted. Very Fresh. Rinsed, soaked for an hour and planted in a combination of Jungle Growth and Miracle Grow potting soil. Bagged the unsprouted ones - we'll see how they do.
Submitted on 09/12/2003 by Tom Cave tom@thomascave.com

...very difficult to germinate and need up to 1 year to sprout.
No luck with this one. 0% germination using bottom heat and community tray.
Submitted on 23/12/2002 by Van vandringar@hotmail.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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