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Seeds from this species ...
... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 year to sprout.
Water, warmth and time is all that is needed. I collected the seeds fresh from the palms, placed them in a foam vegetable box in good quality, free draining potting mix, just a centimeter below the surface. The box was situated in a place which recieved only morning sun, watered every few days as if young seedlings were growing. This was kept up for about seven months before some young shoots appeared. Twelve seeds were planted, after nine months all twelves shoots had appeared.The trick is to treat that planter box as if it were living, most of my friends, who I shared seeds with gave up after a few months, with no shoots ever appearingI also have the advantage of living in the tropics, my approach was to provide a pemanent wet season for the seeds. I would suggest a colder climate would need longer time and/or a warm area, indoors or a glass house.
Submitted on 07/07/2007 by David Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org
...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I used a hot lamp placed about two inches away from seeds and monitored the temperature for about two months.
Seeds germinated okay but due to a combination of cold winds about 50F and sometimes too much rain they haven't
progressed. the weather is warming up so I expect they'll improve.
Submitted on 02/04/2004 by one of our visitors
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