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Chamaedorea warscewiczii

One of the larger Chamaedorea, this palm is native to rainforests in Costa Rica and Panama between sea level and 750 m (2600 ft.). It produces solitary, thin, canelike stems to 4 m (13 ft.) tall often supported by a small cone of stilt roots at the base. Its particular attraction are the huge, slightly sickle-shaped leaflets. A splendid, easy and fast growing ornamental for the understory of the warm temperate or tropical garden that is rarely seen in cultivation.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
These seeds were amazingly easy to germinate. I used the baggie method with 50/50 mix of cocopeat and perlite. I put the bag in the garden shed where it is dark and has an average temperature of 30C and cooler nights. I checked them after 3 weeks and found I had 100% germination, 7 to 9cm root and 1 cm shoots. These are only the second palm seeds I have ever tried so it was thrilling to get such a great result for someone with so little experience. I recommend this species for other new or inexperienced people
Submitted on 23/12/2009 by Robyn Creighton-Hurst

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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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