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Butia eriospatha x Syagrus glaucescens F1

A brand new and most promising hybrid recently developed in Brazil from Butia eriospatha pollinated with Syagrus glaucescens pollen. As this hybrid has never before been attempted, nobody can say what the resulting plants will look like, but it is hoped that Butia eriospatha will provide cold hardiness, a reasonable growth rate, and a keeled, recurving leaf and that Syagrus glaucescens will provide a compact, gnarly growth habit with thick, leathery, stiff, glaucous leaves. If it turns out this way, the plant will be an exceptional addition to the range of cold hardy palms.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
This hybrid has a very very very thick shell. You can use a grinder to expose the embryo or remove them. then take the embryos and soak them 3 days then ad fungicide and put in soil and germinate them in 100f for two weeks then 80f until they germinate. some seeds dont have embryos just throw them away.
Submitted on 15/01/2013 by Mike Jaramillo

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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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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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