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Macrozamia miquelii

This medium sized species with flat, dark green, arching leaves and a short stout trunk is very robust and adaptable and will grow in tropical and temperate areas and tolerates some frost. Best in filtered light.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
I had good success growing this species from seed. I use coarse grained perlite, and sow the seeds so that the long axis is vertical and half of the seed is buried in the perlite and half is exposed. I generally bury the wider end where the root will emerge from, so that this area is kept damper. I place the seeds in a heated propagator and mist occasionally to keep just damp. I also ventilate regularly to allow air movement and remove excessive wet from the seed germination environment. The seeds of this species are quite small and germinated fairly quickly (a little over a month) compared to species with larger seeds such as Cycas petraea which I found took much longer (6 months or longer) to germinate. After a month, I regularly check the underside of the seed to for germination, and once the fragile root emerges, immediately repot into a deep pot filled with free draining gritty cactus compost, allowing plenty of depth for the root to grow downwards. Like Macrozamia communis, I've found this an easy species to germinate and grow on from there.
Submitted on 18/01/2009 by James Barnet

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Planted seeds in a one gallon nursery pot with seed starter mix. Temps over 100 degrees F in shaded greenhouse. Within 3 mos. half are sprouting up.
Submitted on 31/07/2006 by William Read weread@mac.com

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Plants from this species ...

... are of high ornamental value
In Southampton in England they need little care and grow normal.
This plant has grown at a modest pace for a cycad in my greenhouse, producing an average of 2 new leaves a year. I water frequently during summer, but more sparingly during winter and grow my plants in a situation of partial shade. I grow the plants in deep terracotta pots in free draining cactus compost. A very easy plant to grow, and has taken down to 0c in relatively dry conditions in my greenhouse.
Submitted on 18/01/2009 by James Barnet

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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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