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Trachycarpus latisectus (Sikkim)

Windamere Palm

A high-altitude form of the popular Windamere palm from a recently discovered, new wild population in Sikkim in northeastern India.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I rolled seeds between two sheets of sandpaper. Soaked seeds in a 1. 5 tsp Daconil (fungiside )per gl. solution for half a day. Soaked seeds in warm water for three more days. Changing water twice a day. I also also used Dacoil solution in second to last water change. I placed seeds in moist coco fiber in a plastic baggy at a room temp between 70 to 75 degrees ferihight. Most seed germinated in two weeks. Althought it toock a month to see my first spout.
Submitted on 17/05/2009 by Michael luera

... are average to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
I purchased 100 seed of this lovely species and sowed Them in a 7 gallon community pot with a medium of 50/50 mixture containing soil conditioner and perlite. They germinated approximately 80% and developed well, quite fast I add, but a time of transplanting I lost nearly 90% of them after transplanting into individual pots. Move them earlier in their development. I would recommend 3 weeks after germination.
Submitted on 06/12/2007 by Jim Rodgers NearlyNativeNursery@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.

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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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