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Zamia nesophila

A spectacular new and recently described cycad from Bocas del Toro, Panama, where it grows on a remote offshore Island on sandy soil close to the coast. It has the largest plicate (grooved) leaves of any Zamia and is highly desired by cycad collectors. Some specialist nurseries have a few plants available and rates start at nearly US$100 for a seedling.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I got these seeds and celaned them up totally from all of the fruit on them. IU soaked them over night in warm water with a sheet of smoked paper and them covered them with wet spaghnum moss. Within 3 days there were roots breaking thru the seed coats. I could not believe how fast they germinated. Salute' rick
Submitted on 13/02/2010 by rick peters

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
soaked seeds in water for 24 hours then placed on a bed of 2 inches coarse sand with 1 inch of coarse perlite on top of sand seeds pressed into perlite and kept in warm greenhouse 95-75 degrees. 9 of 11 seeds germinated within 2 weeks, 1 floater failed last seeds strarting to germinate at 4 weeks
Submitted on 05/09/2009 by Michael Matthews

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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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Suitable for: all

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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