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Seeds from this species ...
... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
These seeds were very easy. I put them in a ziploc bag with a wet (not damp) paper towel on a windowsill that gets morning sun. They germinated after about 3 and a half weeks.
Submitted on 24/09/2007 by Susan Bickel firstname.lastname@example.org
...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to
Acquired 200 seeds of P. Sargentii var. saonae var. saonae (slowest growing of the species). Soaked in water
for a few days to ferment and remove yellow pulp. Then cracked and removed hard black shell and soaked in mild
chlorine solution for 20 minutes. Planted seeds a half inch deep in 6 inch deep container filled with 100% coarse
perlite. I drilled holes in the bottom of the container for water drainage and placed it in another container
the same size. I placed a third container upside-down on top of the setup to close in moisture and keep humid.
The setup was kept around 90F on heat mat. I flushed the perlite twice a week with water to keep it fresh. First
sprout popped up today after only 3 weeks!! They key to these is constant heat in a semi-humid meduim and fresh
sterile perlite to fend off disease. Time to order more...
Submitted on 17/05/2004 by JBD email@example.com
...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Fresh seed collcted in Miami (in Dec 2002) Cleaned then refrigerated for 3 weeks then put on bottom heat in
a propigation tray with humidity dome at 30-35 C seeds began germinating after 60 days after 90 ays most have
germinated. Some are still appearing. I think the refrigeration helped trigger the germination.
Submitted on 30/04/2003 by Doug DLG0070@aol.com
...difficult to germinate and need up to 1 year to
This seed was aquired from palm society auction. It was red & ripe,after the initial 48hr soak removed all
the fleshy pulp but a hard outer shell remained. carefully removed that & bagged 1/2 spagnum moss &
other in community bed in shadehouse. After 6 months both methods show germination slowly & still have more
seeds that havent popped yet. Long term project at best.
Submitted on 16/05/2003 by werner weigt firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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