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Rhopaloblaste ceramica

Majestic Palm

Tropical rainforests on the island of Ceram in eastern Indonesia are home to this elegant, slender palm that sports a smooth, trunk to about 15 m (50 ft.) tall, a long crownshaft and stiffly spreading leaves with long, pendulous leaflets. It is an easy and fast growing palm for the tropics and quite popular in cultivation in southern Asia.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
ceramica i think is very easy to germinate, i just need 1 month, i placed the seeds with baggy method, totally 100 % seeds germinate, the fresh seeds are soaked in water for a couple of days before plant, and then place in the tiny plastic bag which contain coco peat in "semi-wet" condition.
Submitted on 05/02/2013 by samudra widagdo

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I have seed of rhopaloblaste ceramica, i have been planting it in november, 19, 2011 and now (desember, 8, 2011) i found that seed begin to grow, look that roots growing down. I plant that seed in media which contain organic fertilizer, coco peat, and soft soil. All of that media packed in a ziplock plastic, i close that plastic, and put in dark place.
Submitted on 08/12/2011 by samudra widagdo arifin

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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.

 
       
 
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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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