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Seeds from this species ...
...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Nipa palm is one of the oldest angiosperm plants and probably the oldest palm species. Its optimum climate is
subhumid to humid. The optimum salt concentration is 1-9 per mil. Average minimum temperature: 20 deg. C; Average
maximum temperature: 32-35 deg. C. Nypa palm must have swamp soils, muddy and rich in alluvial silt, clay and
humus for germinate; they must have a high content of various inorganic salts, calcium, and sulphides of iron
and manganese. The pH must be around 5. Natural stands of nipa palm are usually dense. Nypa palm seeds are easy
Submitted on 12/09/2005 by Avram Sorina email@example.com
...easy to germinate.
Purchased 16 seeds that had already sprouted. Potted them in 1g pots and placed them in a container about 5
inches high. They survived outside at 34 degrees F during the winter in Florida. I have just stepped them up
into 3g pots and placed them in similar containers. The water level is about half way up the 3g pot. The water
is from my well. 1620 TDS. The water gets quite nasty, covered with algae etc. Stinks pretty bad. However, they
seem to like it!
Submitted on 06/08/2004 by Okie firstname.lastname@example.org
...difficult to germinate and need up to 1 month to
I have tried this palm several times, and I cannot get the seedlings to survive, despite having sprouted seed.
I tried growing them in a brackish environment along with Rhizophora mangle. I suspect if they use the same
salt exclusion method as R. mangle, the lack of success was due to an imbalance in the magnesium levels. I'll
try again next time with fresh water.
Submitted on 23/12/2002 by Van email@example.com
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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.