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Chamaedorea klotzschiana

One of the large, solitary stemmed species of Chamaedorea, native to Veracruz, Mexico, where it grows in rainforests to an altitude of 1250 m (4100 ft.). The wide, deep green leaflets are arranged in clusters. An easy and fast growing palm for warm temperate and tropical regions.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
This one is pretty easy provided you give it a little warmth. Germination will occur at 15C and above, obviously a little warmer the better. Up to 25C will speed up germination. Follow common germination practices keeping in mind, for this one, no more than 10% moisture during germination for those of you in temperate climates. Thats means near on dry.
Submitted on 06/07/2004 by The Palm Nut wendymike@optusnet.com.au

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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

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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.
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