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Astrocaryum standleyanum

Mocora Palm

This beautiful, large, solitary species from Central and northern South America is of course extremely spiny, like all Astrocaryum, but an interesting, quick and easy to grow palm for subtropical and tropical areas.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Fresh seeds show excellent germination - 7 out of 8 germinated in two months time. Constant moisture and bottom heat of about 30 degrees Celsius were provided.
Submitted on 24/12/113 by Sasha

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
5 of the 10 seeds germinated in under 2 weeks, 3 more shortly after.My 1st attempt at growing anything tropical
Submitted on 26/12/2002 by one of our visitors

...very difficult to germinate and need more than 1 year to sprout.
Of the ten seeds that I got one has only germinated so far, it has been 8 months and have followed standard practice, pre soak, bottom heat, etc. I have even tried cracking acouple at the 4 month stage, these have subsequently gone rotten. The other seem to be alright so hopefully they will germinate given time.
Submitted by Mike Jamison wendymike@optusnet.com.au

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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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