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Yucca faxoniana

Spanish Dagger

A truly imposing, large Yucca with a thick, robust and usually solitary trunk, and a dense crown of stiff, wide, olive green leaves. Native to the mountains of northeastern Mexico and Texas, it is very hardy to drought and severe cold.

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Seeds from this species ...

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Soak them in warm water first for 7 days (35 degrees.)then put them in a closed box filled with cocofibre.on a temperature of 25 to 30 degrees celcius. After 12 days the first few seeds germinated already. Put them in a deep basket because they have got a long root. They grow very fast if kept warm.
Submitted on 10/02/2004 by patrick vos patr.vos@planet.nl

...very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Those seeds usually germinate in 1-2 weeks, I only got chance to try 3 seeds and they sprout in moist seed-compost, with temp. around 25-30C (covered). Seedlings growth is very fast, about three leaves a month. This type of method will work with all Yucca's.
Submitted on 07/10/2003 by Jón Ágúst Erlingsson johnny13@torg.is

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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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