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Dypsis pembana

Pemba Palm

Native only to Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania in eastern Africa, where it grows in rainforest. It is a midsized palm with clustering, slender, smooth trunks to about 12 m (40 ft.) tall. The elegantly arching leaves are V-shaped in cross section. An easy and fast growing, rare palm for the tropics with exceptional ornamental qualities.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
ordered from rare palm seeds...germinated in bag 1 month after shipping
Submitted on 24/08/2006 by david Clark david@rockonlandscaping.com

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I ordered the seeds from Rarepalmseeds.com, and the packet arrived in a timely manner. Some of the seeds had already started to germinate, so I put them in a community pot. After a month, 8 of 10 seeds have sprouted.
Submitted on 20/06/2006 by Jose Blanco jblanco60@gmail.com

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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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