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Corypha utan

Buri Palm

This palm is truly gigantic in all its parts! Its massive grey trunk reaches to 30 m (100 ft.) tall, and its enormous crown, spanning approximately 8 m (27 ft.) in diameter, is formed by about 30 huge, dark green leaves that are 3 m (10 ft.) in diameter, large enough to easily shelter more than ten people from the rain. The terminal inflorescence, which is formed after 50 to 80 years of vegetative growth, holds the record of being the world's largest flowering structure and produces literally millions of flowers and tens of thousands of seeds. It will ultimately end the life of the tree once the fruit have matured. Its native range extends all over tropical Asia and down to northern Australia. In cultivation, it does best in a hot, tropical climate and is one of the most breathtaking landscape trees available for large parks and gardens.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
In 01/03/13 i got my seeds from you. I put the seeds in soak a week. After that I put them in ziplock bag 1 months. When the seeds getting bag, put them in cocos gratings. Today 29/07/13 two of them are germinate!
Submitted on 29/07/2013 by PETER JOZSA

... are difficult to germinate and need up to 1 year to sprout.
Planted 100 seeds last August 2007, germination started after 12 months with only 5 seeds germinated up until September 2009. Seeds grow fast.
Submitted on 10/09/2008 by zaid akel

... are not rated.
very difficult to germinate , from 10 seeds only 5 sprouted after 1 month , but still no top growth is noticable after 3 months sown into pots with bottom heat at 35 degrees celcius
Submitted on 17/09/2006 by one of our visitors

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
The seeds in the baggies were placed on bottom heat, from 25C to 30C in a dark closet. First germination occurred only 20 days after sowing. Only two seeds germinated from 140, and none since. The seeds in the broccoli box received far higher temperatures. I figured that a week of high temperatures must have roasted the seeds, so I gave up on them and left them alone. Several weeks later--approximately 60 days after sowing-- I noticed that there were a few shoots appearing. Over the next two weeks, 51 seeds germinated out of 60. I left them in the same position, in full sun all morning, and they were all fine. TIPS: The more heat the better!Use a loose mix to let the seeds breathe. Not too much water, just moisten the mix. First root goes down about 250 mm very quickly. The roots all grew through the foam bottom of the box before the top growth was noticeable, so allow for deep roots.
Submitted on 25/07/2005 by Avram Sorina asorina@home.ro

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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.

We recommend:
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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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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