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Chamaedorea pinnatifrons

Rarely encountered in cultivation, this lovely and extremely variable palm has a wide distribution across much of South America. It shares all the positive attributes of other Chamaedorea species, including ability to tolerate low light, suggesting that it is as good as an interior plant as its cousins. Additionally, its colourful fruits and roots(!) add to its attractiveness.

 
Was about to free some space for the "new" seeds and discovered that another pelagodoxa had finally (after 15 month) decided to sprout. So far this gives me an 80% germination rate while two seeds are still "on the grill". Thanks for the good quality.
O.S., Fruthwilen, Switzerland
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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Almost 90% of seeds bought from Rare Palm Seeds germinated within 6 weeks of recieving. This species is hard to put a germination time on as the remaining seeds are still germinating after 12 weeks. Seeds are sown in Coco peat and kept at 30C in consistant humidity. I did not pre soak thses seeds. Like all seeds , fresh seed yelds the best results. Inital growth is slow.
Submitted on 29/09/2005 by Jason Cox kamipalms@netscape.net

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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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