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Zamia roezlii

A remarkable species that is supposed to be the most primitive of all Cycads. It is fast growing and can reach a trunk height of up to 7m (23ft), topped by an enormous crown of leaves up to 3m (10ft) long with large, thick, ribbed leaflets up to 4 x 40cm (1.6 x 16"). Z. roezlii will do best in the humid tropics but also is a rewarding plant for a warm, humid conservatory. NEW LOW PRICE!

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Seeds from this species ...

... are average to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Planted in November 2012 in a pot in the greenhouse, noticed first leaf coming out of two seeds in May 2013. The single red colored leaf sprouts are extending upward, slowly developing, 3 (6 cm) and 6 (14 cm) inches tall at this time, June. This was a small packet of seeds (10).
Submitted on 13/06/2013 by John O Wild

...very easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Out of 16 seeds I had 15 seedlings in about 2 months. No secrets. Seeds were planted directly in a seed bed with regular soil .
Submitted on 23/04/2004 by Marcos Sobrosa masobrosa@globo.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.

We recommend:
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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