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Livistona australis

Southern fan Palm

Tall fan palm from SE-Australia. Very easy and fast to grow.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I found 4 seeds of an order i made one year before at rps which i had forgotten in a box in my cellar! So i soaked them for 3 days in water and then just put them in a ziplock bag with cocohum and placed them next to a heater source (temp. 23°C).After one week the first sprouted and in the next 4 weeks the other 3 seeds followed! After one year the sprouted faster than the fresh ones!!!
Submitted on 08/12/2007 by ikaros7982@hotmail.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soaked seeds in tap water for one week changing every other day. Sowed in a sealed freezer bag with peat moss wetted with a Captan fungicide solution that was kept inside. Room temperature was ~ 75F (24 C). Germination began within 3 weeks with 100% germination at the end of 4 weeks. The peat moss should be wet enough that when you tightly squeeze a handful the water can be seen coming out between your fingers but not dripping off your hand.
Submitted on 19/06/104 by Don Truman truman@icsi.net

...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Decent success rate, using bottom heat. No other special treatment.
Submitted on 23/12/2002 by Van vandringar@hotmail.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.

 
       
 
We recommend:
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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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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