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Licuala naumannii

A larger Licuala native to Bougainville Island off the coast of Papua New Guinea where it grows in coastal rainforest and close to mangroves. It develops a narrow trunk that can reach between 5 and 10 m (16 and 33 ft.) tall and holds a crown of large, circular leaves that consist of around 10 wedge-shaped segments with the largest one in the center reaching to 22 cm (9 in.) wide. Licuala naumannii grows astonishingly fast. It likes wet ground and can take full sun in the tropics. In warm subtropical regions it is best planted in partial shade.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked seeds in water for 3 days.Then placed in Ziploc plastic box with palmfiber 80% sand 20% mix.Temp 22~30c. Started germinated about after 20 days.
Submitted on 16/01/2008 by Nobuo Fujiwara kaidaao.medamayaki@docomo.ne.jp

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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

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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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