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Trachycarpus martianus (Nepal Form)

Martius’ Himalayan fan Palm

Similar to the now popular T. martianus from the Khasia Hills, this form from the Himalayas in Nepal, has slightly smaller leaves with fewer segments and is more tolerant of frost and drought as it grows further north at higher altitudes. Equally fast and rewarding to grow.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked for 24 hours and kept at room temperature (18-21 degrees) in just moist multipurpose compost in ziplock bag. 100% germination with 1 month.
Submitted on 11/06/2011 by Ben

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Not difficult but very prone to rotting.Soaked 5 seeds for 2 days in warm water, 1 day in copper fungicide solution and planted in moist compost in a bag. Left at room temp. for a week or so then put in propagator. After about 2-3 weeks one had germinated, one was rotten and full of tiny maggots and the others had rotted away completely! Germinated one is now growing away fine in well-draining soil.Next time I'll sow in sterile medium and not put them in a warm place to avoid rotting.
Submitted on 30/05/105 by Alex Watson defnoz@hotmail.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
40% germination rate in potting soil at 80-90 degrees, no special preparation.
Submitted on 01/03/2003 by Steve Flynn sflynn22@mac.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
This palm germinates well at temperatures around 20C. In my experience they all sprout at about the same time. This species and T. latisectus have a substantial taproot and must be handled carefully when transplanting. Seedlings can be difficult under less than ideal conditions and, in my experience, seem to prefer a very gritty soil mix and partial shade.
Submitted on 01/08/2002 by Ian Barclay deus_vobiscum@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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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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