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Macrozamia glaucophylla

Blue Macrozamia

This spectacular new species with DEEP BLUE leaves is certainly the most attractive of the Macrozamia. It is a medium sized plant with a large, bulbous underground trunk and a dense head of leaves. Its cultivation resembles that of other blue leaved Cycads, i.e. full sun and excellent drainage. It is very drought tolerant, will not be affected even by heavy frosts and can be grown in dyish temperate to subtropical climates. In David Jones’ "Cycads of the World", this species is listed as M. sp. "Northern Pilliga".

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Ordered 10 seeds as soon as they were for sale at RPS. Washed them, then soaked in warm water, changing water every hour for 5 hours, planted half buried in a plastic basket, the ones with many holes, in a mixture of peat moss on the basket to keep from drying out, with the rest of the mixture light and airy on top, basket is placed on top, on the soil of a shady potted plant outdoors. Watered everyday. So far, 3 sprouted within 2 weeks.
Submitted on 20/10/2011 by Tommy L

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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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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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