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Cycas tansachana

Kampon's Sago

One of Thailands rarest cycads, this sago only grows in a very restricted area on limestone cliffs in southern central Thailand and has only been scientifically described a few years ago. It has rather narrow trunks with gray bark, that fork in older plants. The seeds are quite large.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 year to sprout.
I used the standard 24 hour soak method before putting the seeds in a pot of 70% sand 30% soil laying them sideways 1/2 into the medium. Several sprouted in the first 3 months, the last unsprouted seed finally came out 14 months after planted. They grow really fast. Of the ten I planted 3 years ago several have an orange size caudex. They also survived being completely covered in ice during an ice storm. Lost all leaves but came right back in the spring.
Submitted on 16/09/2007 by George Eggleston geggleston@satx.rr.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
At the beginning seeds, even that they are fresh, do not want to germinate and they just sleep for a long time. But after 2 month I detected a rapid germination rate. All seeds germinate up to 3-4 month.
Submitted on 22/04/2005 by one of our visitors

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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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