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Pinanga insignis

A fast-growing, tropical palm that represents one of the largest of all Pinanga. It originates in the Philippines and the Micronesian Palau Islands, and has a stout, smooth trunk to 10m (33ft) tall and large leaves to 3m (10ft) in length.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Small packet planted directly in a pot in the greenhouse November 2012, germinated April 2013, now have 5 good shoots developing in June.
Submitted on 13/06/2013 by John O Wild

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Out of 11 seeds received, 7 germinated during pre-soaking in warm water for 2 days.Rest 4 seeds most probably will sprout very soon in slightly moist peat at constant 34d.C.
Submitted on 24/10/2003 by Sergei Leonov serileonov@hotmail.com

...easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
soak 24 hrs place in plastic bag with moist spagnum moss germination started in 2 weeks and finished in 6 weeks ,over 85% success
Submitted on 13/11/2002 by jason pasahow JPSE66@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.

 
       
 
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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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