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Cyathea intermedia

A very elegant, large tree fern native to moist montane forests in New Caledonia. Its trunk can grow to 10 m (33 ft.) tall, the flat, spreading crown of tripinnate fronds with slightly drooping pinnules can reach a diameter of about 6 m (20 ft.). The leafbases are densely covered in pale scales. It is tolerant of cool conditions and an occasional light frost. When small it should be grown in shade, but mature plants develop best in full sun or lightly shaded in drier climates.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Especially in comparison to other treefernspores this one was fast to germinate (forming prothallia at least). This viability is proof of freshness and good handling to keep the spores fresh. Now the long waiting starts towards the developement into real plants.
Submitted on 23/01/2010 by Remko

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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

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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