A palm-like, sparsely branched shrub to 4 m tall, native to tropical forests in the Andes between 500 and 2000 m from Venezuela to Bolivia with long, undivided leaves and small, edible, round, orange fruits directly on the stem. An outstanding ornamental for the tropics and some warm temperate regions.
... are difficult to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout. I scarified the seeds before soaking them for 36 hours in water. I sowed them into damp seedling growing medium and kept them at 25 deg c for 16 hours a day under grow lights. After 4 months 3 germinated but 2 died, one year later one is doing very well in a pot sitting in an oxygenated pool in humid conditions under cool fluorescent light. the soil is constantly saturated. Submitted on 16/01/2013 by PAUL TAYLOR
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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.
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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.
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona
Completely revised and updated Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches
Our rating: 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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