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Acacia xanthophloea

Fever Tree, Sulphur Bark

Native to eastern and southern Africa, this medium-size tree can reach to 25 m tall and grows in woodlands, swamps, riverine forests and flooded grasslands. Due to its presence in humid, mosquito-ridden habitats, locals associate it with malaria and its beautiful lemon-greenish bark is considered a remedy against this disease. Acacia xanthophloea presents a spreading crown, branches with pairs of long spines, bipinnate foliage and fragrant flowers, ranging in color from creamy-white to pink to purple. It makes an excellent ornamental for tropical climates. For good germination, seeds should be seeds should be immersed in boiling water and soaked overnight before sowing.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Super easy and very quick to germinate. 10 seeds arrived promptly in Portugal, went straight into hot water soak for 48 hours. Then placed in small pots with germination compost mixed with vermiculite. Placed in a slightly heated propagator at approx. 20C. 2 days later 2 popped up and the rest are not far behind. The new seedlings are now on a warm and light window sill. I did not scarify these seeds or sterilize the growing medium. Success must be due to getting good fresh seeds...thank you RarePalmSeeds !
Submitted on 07/11/113 by Susan

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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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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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