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Neocallitropsis pancheri

One of the famous relic conifers of New Caledonia, this genus in the Cupressaceae with a single species is found only here and grows in a very restricted area mainly in the south of the island in moist maquis minier, a type of scrubland, on serpentine soils, usually along water courses or lower mountain ridges to about 1000 m (3300ft.). Neocallitropsis pancheri forms a small tree with a candelabra-like growth habit and small, sharp, needle-like leaves. A spectacular species for warm temperate and tropical areas but very little known in cultivation.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are average to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Extremely slow growing species - 5 cm in 5 years.
Submitted on 01/06/2012 by one of our visitors

... are average to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I presoaked for 24 hours in water. Seed were put in plastic ziplock bags with barely damp coco peat. 2 germinants during the second week. These were transplanted onto a turface, pumice, serpentine mix. Crushed serpentine was put on the surface to deter fungal growth.
Submitted on 10/05/2011 by one of our visitors

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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.

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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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