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Cycas nongnoochiae

Nong Nooch Cycad

Spectacular and only recently described, this very rare cycad from central Thailand is one that all collectors will want in their collections. It grows to 5 m (15 ft) in height, and has regularly arranged leaflets in an attractive gray-green color, atop a slim, dark trunk.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I successfully germinated all 11 seeds I bought of you last year and they're all doing fine. I very sincerely did nothing special for them to sprout. I'd say the easiest cycad I ever attempted the germination of.ThanksJean Michel Gué
Submitted by Jean Michel Gué jmg@france-palmier.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Very easy and fast to germinate. Soaked 2-3 days in warm (80F / 25C) water changed daily, then to baggies with barely moist coconut fiber. Once sprouted to pots with loose soil mixture that must not dry out.
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
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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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