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Encephalrtos munchii pollen is needed!
My female E. munchii is throwing 5 cones!!! I will need pollen. I will split the seed 50/50 with the pollen donator. Send a pic of your male plant.
Calyptrocalyx elegans var. "boalak"
By colin Peters
Only have 50 seed available. 25 for $10 plus $3 for US shipping.
Nice multi steamed caly. various widths of the leaflets, with beautiful new red leaves. Not a large seed producer thought.
Instant Gratification- What are the Fastest, Most Quickly Rewarding Palms to Grow From Seed?
Many people have hobbies where you can get the desired object in it's fullest form immediately (cars, antiques, gemstones...). And yes, you can get palms mature (although not feasible for many of us), but as for palms from seed, it can take decades for them to get full sized in the landscape.
I've recently marveled at how slow of a process it is for all my palm germination endeavors. Currently waiting on over 50 seeds to sprout. Since I started palm germinating last spring, some species have taken as long as 2 months to even sprout, much longer than many non-palm plants.
However, there have been a few species that have had easy germination and very fast growth, and have been very rewarding.
I'd like to comprise a list of what palms are instantly rewarding (as far as a palm goes) in terms of very quick growth.
Palms I've found to be "instantly rewarding" so far are:
1. Washingtonia (in this case filifera, but I understand robusta and hybrid are just as fast)
2. Syagrus romanzoffiana (Not quite as speedy quick to germinate (about 1 month for me), but continuous fast growth afterward)
3. Roystonea regia (Not quite as quick as the above 2, but still pretty quick)
Which ones in your experience are the fastest most quickly satisfying to grow? And if possible, post pictures to show the growth rate (I'll post pictures of mine shortly).
At what age do Sabal palmetto flower/seed?
I've been wondering: at approximately what age or stage does Sabal palmetto start to seed?
I've got a number of Sabal species growing on my lot, including maritima, causiarum, etonia, miamiensis, domingensis, minor bermudana, brazoria, guatemalensis and, of course, half a dozen palmettos, both normal and Lisas. A number of them, i.e., causiarum, domingensis, miamiensis, etonia, maritima, bermudana and minor, have been flowering/seeding for the past several years. And I remove their flower stalks each year so I'm not inundated with seeds.
But even though my palmettos are among the oldest Sabals I have, not one has ever flowered. This year looks to be no different.
So, I wonder, at what age/stage does a palmetto begin to flower and set seed? Do I have hope for that event in my lifetime?
FREE Dypsis plumosa seed
A good friend of mine gave me the seed yield from his mature Dypsis plumosa, and I'd like to share them with you.
Here's a picture of my mature specimen, which unfortunately had a very small yield this year: