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Yucca glauca

Soapweed

Ranging from Texas all the way north into the Canadian states of Alberta and Saskatchewan, this low growing species with stiff, narrow, gray-green leaves is undoubtedly the hardiest of all Yuccas, surviving arctic temperatures down to about -40°C (-40°F).

 
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Seeds from this species ...

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Planted about a dozen seeds in a sealed terrarium with moist peat moss. All but a couple germinated within two weeks. Seem pretty easy.
Submitted on 24/08/2004 by one of our visitors

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Surface sowed these seeds in a commercial cactus mix, covered and put on top of a warm cupboard. Germination rate was about 50%, but only took 10 days, left the rest for a couple of weeks with minimal success. Lost a couple of seedlings to damping off, but the 3 (out of 10 seeds) survivors are donig really well, and growing quickly.
Submitted on 12/05/2004 by one of our visitors

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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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