... are average to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout. Dasylirion glaucophyllum seeds are faily trouble-free to germinate. I soaked the seeds for 24h before sowing them on the moisted surface of a mix of two thirds compost to one third perlite, then sprinkling a thin layer of compost over the seeds - hardly covering them. I used a clear plastic party tumbler with cling film over the top as a pot. I put the tumbler into an electically heated propagator, making sure the surface was always moist. First results came within 1 month, the rest sprouting steadily thereafter. Submitted on 16/11/2008 by Colin Frankland
... are of high ornamental value In Lincolnshire in United Kingdom they need little care and grow normal. Needs free draining soil, maybe in a container or raised bed. Don't waterat all in winter (UK or places with a similar climate) and sparingly in summer. Feed when watering. Site in a warm, sunny spot. Submitted on 16/11/2008 by Colin Frankland
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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.
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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