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Dendroseris marginata

This extremely rare and spectacular Dendroseris species bears superficial resemblance to D. littoralis and is found growing on inaccessible cliffs of the Juan Fernadez islands off the coast of Chile. Unlike D. littoralis, which has large, roundish leaves, more than 18 cm long, those of D. maginata are similarly shaped but much smaller, less than 10 cm long, curled and contorted and borne in tight clusters at the tip of the stems. Mature plants could be described as eccentric due to this growth habit. Like in the case of other Dendroseris, seeds germinate very rapidly, in approximately 10 days, and cultivation is easy in any cool temperate climate without extremes of heat or frost.

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... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
seeds were placed in well draind and nutricient soil, ad coverd with a 0. 5 cm thick perlite layer and keppt moist and warm, ca 25 Celsius, sed germinated in 3 weeks
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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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