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Yucca torreyi

Spanish Dagger

From northeastern Mexico, Texas and New Mexico comes this tall, treelike Yucca that forms a solitary or multiple trunk, occasionally branched in older plants. The blue-green or yellowish green leaves are thick and rigid and form an upright crown. Hardy to both drought and frost, it is an excellent proposition for the temperate or subtropical garden.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked the seeds for 24 hrs. then put iseeds in moist peatmoss and bagged them. In two weeks I had aproximately 80% sprouted. I transferred to soil and provided 24 hour light under a grow light and they grew quite quickly. They will be ready for market approximately 9 months after seeding with this method.
Submitted on 08/02/2004 by Gerry Morgan gerryrmorgan@shaw.ca

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I put 100 seeds into a plastic zip lock bag with peat. Kept the bag at 30C. Within 6 weeks 70% had sprouted. All were planted then in peat pots and later transplanted to regular pots. They do very well under artifical light 14 hrs/ day and kept cool 18C.
Submitted on 29/11/2003 by Gerry Morgan gerryrmorgan@shaw.ca

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I put 100 seeds into a zip lock bag with peat. Kept the temp at 28C and had a 90% sprout rate. Planted each sprout in a peat pot and away they go.
Submitted on 05/12/2003 by Gerry Morgan gerryrmorgan@shaw.ca

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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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