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Yucca rostrata

Beaked Yucca

A remarkably beautiful Yucca that forms a large, spherical crown of blue-grayish green, narrow leaves, supported by a moderately tall, solitary trunk, clothed at least in its upper part in a dense skirt of dead leaves. Native to northern Mexico and western Texas, it is slow growing but very hardy to drought as well as severe cold.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
as soon as i soaked, they sprouted 90\100. i planted them all together in a strawberry punnet, and they grew like grass. they withstood neglect dryness and wetness, cold, and hot. my second packet of seeds - i only got 3 out of 100 sprouting..... ?
Submitted on 07/02/2010 by Adam-Grant - oZ

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
ONLY -1- DAY, i got these twice, and they germinate straight away. i grew mine in a small alfalfa container and they all grew like grass or weeds. i planted them in small pots, but NO, i recomend they be placed in a 8-inch pot, they will also grow faster this way. they are tolerant of wet and dry for long periods of time, i have only lost a few
Submitted on 07/12/2009 by Adam-Grant

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
First few seeds germinated within a couple of days, followed by the rest within the first week. Temperature range 25-30C degrees. Sowed in a moist sandy soil with added perlite and an overhead light.
Submitted on 19/09/2009 by one of our visitors

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very easy to germinate: I soaked the seeds 48 hours ,than in put them in small pots( 7 cm large)with a rich soil not too miost, covered with a plastic bag .They( the first plants) germinated at room temperature in 2 weeks!
Submitted on 14/01/2008 by Vasile -Andrei Grosu puiugrosu@yahoo.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I have sawn the seeds in my greenhouse, in pots with potting soil, and after three weeks (temperatures of about 30°C), almost all the seeds had germinated. The seedlings are very strong and tolerate transplanting very well.
Submitted on 13/06/2005 by Jacob Pollier jacobpollier@hotmail.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Extremely easy to germinate. Seeds were soaked for 24 hours ad then placed in a zip lock bag with slightly damp peat. The bag was placed in the airing cupboard (For non-UK people this is the room that holds the house hot water tank). Within 10 days most of the seeds had germinated and had roots up to an inch long.
Submitted on 21/06/2004 by Lucian Morris lucianmorris@hotmail.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked seeds for a day, then placed in ziploc bag with peat moss. Germination started in 10 days and all seeds had sprouted within 3 weeks. 100% germination rate. I would highly recommend taking the young sprouts out of the bag after a few days, as it doesn't take long for them to rot. I lost several plants from this. Next time I think I'll sow seeds directly into pots with regular potting soil.
Submitted on 28/03/2004 by Frank Glavin frankglavin@comcast.net

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Very fast germinating in zip lock bags with peat at 30C. 100% sprout rate. Very fast growing under artifical light.
Submitted on 29/11/2003 by Gerry Morgan gerryrmorgan@shaw.ca

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked for 24 hrs. Put in moist peat moss at 28C Within 3 weeks all seeds (20) had sprouted.
Submitted on 05/12/2003 by Gerry Morgan gerryrmorgan@shaw.ca

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I soaked the seeds in warm water for one day. They were then placed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks. I recieved 90% germination, 9 out of 10 seeds.
Submitted on 04/11/2003 by Manuel Galan mgp@matchmind.es

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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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