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Livistona jenkinsiana

Major Jenkins' Palm

Arguably, this stately and rare species from the montane forests of northeastern India, Burma and Thailand (to 1200m / 4000ft a.s.l.) is the most beautiful of all the Livistona. It produces a dense crown of very large, flat, circular leaves that are only shallowly split, and a tall, columnar, gray trunk. Suitable for a range of climates from warm temperate to tropical, it will undoubtedly be hugely popular and much in demand. We can now offer true, wild-collected seeds of this fan palm from NE-India in commercial quantities and at an excellent price. In our trial, the marble sized seeds begin germinating after just a few days! Hopefully, our introduction will mean that this stunning palm will, in the years to come, be a little more common in gardens around the globe.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are average to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Was very surprized to find long and healthy tap root within 30 days. High ph soak for 4 days then to peet starters with 75 to 85 ambient temp. High humidity under glass. I was invested with a weevle after 60 days so anything that had not germinated was ruined.
Submitted on 21/08/2007 by J Siegler highspeedspin@aol.com

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
With the baggy method (damp peat in a plastic bag) in a cool (63-69 Degree F) room the seeds sprouted in less than two weeks. Tried in a warmer environment as well but did better in the cooler environment
Submitted on 17/02/2003 by Robert Smith rmsmith65nc@aol.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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