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I have one question:  How I should sow seeds? I found such a description, is it true? 

"Seeds soak per 24 hours in warm water. We sown seeds prepared in this way superficially (horizontally so that half is buried)"

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Kai
49 minutes ago, Ilovepalm said:

I have one question:  How I should sow seeds? I found such a description, is it true? 

"Seeds soak per 24 hours in warm water. We sown seeds prepared in this way superficially (horizontally so that half is buried)"

If the seeds are fresh, anything will work.

I usually germinate these seeds under a layer of moist sphagnum moss @22-25°C.

Good luck!

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Ilovepalm

Hi. I have a problem with seeds that I bought a month ago. They are said to be fresh. I planted them in coconut fiber, put them on a warm radiator in the bathroom, I air every day. Unfortunately, the seeds are moldy. What should I do to save them? Please, advise me! Can these seeds wash with water, plant it into fresh coconut fiber and give it to light?

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Kai
57 minutes ago, Ilovepalm said:

Hi. I have a problem with seeds that I bought a month ago. They are said to be fresh. I planted them in coconut fiber, put them on a warm radiator in the bathroom, I air every day. Unfortunately, the seeds are moldy. What should I do to save them? Please, advise me! Can these seeds wash with water, plant it into fresh coconut fiber and give it to light?

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Best to give the remaining seeds a good 10% bleach rinse and resow them in barely wet (allmost dry) medium with no organics. In my experience they germinate best at around 20°C, so no need for heatpads or the likes. Good luck!

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Ilovepalm

I rinsed seeds under running water, I exaggerated it to fresh coconut fiber and put it on the windowsill in my room, temperature 20 Celsius and 65 air huminidity.

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Ilovepalm

Should I cover these seeds with a cut bottle?

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Kai
1 hour ago, Ilovepalm said:

Should I cover these seeds with a cut bottle?

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Not sure if the bottle is a good idea. Too little airflow might result in fungus again. But if coverage is nessecary to prevent the medium from drying out too fast, then make sure to take it of a couple of times a day for some air.

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Ilovepalm

 If I will not cover the flowerpot, coconut fiber the quickly dry, but ok I will not cover the cut bottle. The seeds are planted half according to the instructions from seller. How to sprinkle the substrate, so that the seeds will not rot?

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Ilovepalm

I just got another new seeds Lytocaryum with sprouts (?) How should I plant them (top - bottom?) This is the root or sprout?

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Ilovepalm

One of my seeds is already sprouting after a month spent in a string bag. :) bsW3yHv.jpg

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Kai
40 minutes ago, Ilovepalm said:

One of my seeds is already sprouting after a month spent in a string bag. :) bsW3yHv.jpg

Very nice! It's always a joy to see these little Lyto's growing up. Good luck with them!

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Ilovepalm

@Kai - for now, no thank you not to jinx ;) 

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Davis_Jungle

 A new arrival from Floribunda.  I'm amazed that a 38" tall palm is growing out of that 4" pot.

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1 hour ago, Davis_Jungle said:

 A new arrival from Floribunda.  I'm amazed that a 38" tall palm is growing out of that 4" pot.

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 Looking pretty good (Didn't expect anything else from Floribunda).

Ready for a new pot!

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Ilovepalm

Is this root dying?

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Kai
3 minutes ago, Ilovepalm said:

Is this root dying?

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Absolutely not! Very healthy.

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Ilovepalm

@Kai Uffff.... because I was already worried. So, why this end of the root is so rosy?

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Pal Meir

@Ilovepalm Here a couple of pics of Lytocaryum insigne seedlings, all showing a reddish tip of the radicle:

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Ilovepalm

@Pal Meir Thank you very much for photos! I prefer to ask, because I never sowed Lytocaryum. This is my other seeds. I have planted them into larger containers (cut bottles).

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Pal Meir

@Ilovepalm I would recommend smaller pots an a better draining soil mix as in the following pics:

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Ilovepalm

@Kai I have cut  bottles 1/2 from 1,5 L. And my soil mix: coconut fiber + perlite. I have no way to get such a small amount of pine bark, and it is not profitable for me to buy 20-50 liters in the supermarket. What is it seramis (third flowerpot downstairs)? Lytocaryum likes such a sour substrate (pine bark)?

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Ilovepalm

@Pal Meir Thanks! I have already found in my country on the Internet.

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Laaz

Anybody in the US looking for Seramis, you can get Turface MVP for aroud $17 for a 50 lb bag.

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Ilovepalm

I'm afraid, that one of the Lytocaryum sprouts has dried up Additionally, there is a white precipitate on the stone and sprout.ZASdeCT.jpg

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Pal Meir

Happy germination day, N°1301! Today 5 years old: :wub:

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It is the tallest and the fattest of the ten N°1301-08.

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3 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

Happy germination day, N°1301! Today 5 years old: :wub:

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It is the tallest and the fattest of the ten N°1301-08.

Very pretty! Add another 3 years and you'll have it flowering!

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Ivorhooper

I love mine - it's my favourite house plant and such a pretty palm! Grown two leaves since I got it in November.

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2 minutes ago, Ivorhooper said:

I love mine - it's my favourite house plant and such a pretty palm! Grown two leaves since I got it in November.

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Looking much better than when you had it in the loo! Looks perfect!

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Ivorhooper

I've got three babies on the go too. Notice the pot full of chamaedorea radicalis from Dave in the background.

Yes, Kai - it's looking good. It seems perfect for indoors.

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Ilovepalm

Your palms are beautiful. :) My sprouts I will photograph and throw soon. 

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Kai

2,5 years since germination.

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Pal Meir
9 hours ago, Kai said:

2,5 years since germination.

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Very nice! :greenthumb:

For comparison my N°1301+02+04 when they were 2.5 years old:

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10 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

Very nice! :greenthumb:

For comparison my N°1301+02+04 when they were 2.5 years old:

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Pal, your growing skills are unsurpassed, your plants never skip a beat. Thank you for teaching me a large portion of my palmknowledge.

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N°1303 exposed to full sun B) in Balconia Germanica at 37°C/99°F and dry winds; this palm was since March 2017 almost all the time (except a couple of weeks during winter) outside.

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1 minute ago, Pal Meir said:

N°1303 exposed to full sun B) in Balconia Germanica at 37°C/99°F and dry winds; this palm was since March 2017 almost all the time (except a couple of weeks during winter) outside.

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Amazing! I never thought they could take that much direct sunlight!

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6 minutes ago, Kai said:

Amazing! I never thought they could take that much direct sunlight!

It has now the strongest fronds of the ten palms germinated in 2013 with 52+52 relatively stiff leaflets :greenthumb: (compared to the tallest and fattest N°1301).

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Pal Meir

N°1301 is 170 cm tall (without pot) and more protected against direct sun:

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Ilovepalm

@Pal Meir Your Lytocaryum look very healthy and beautiful. I sowed Lyto from seeds 7 months ago. I have 3 seedlings. They are in the coconut fiber mixed with perlite. I water moderately, so as to do not rot. Do they look good? What would you advise interesting me yet?

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Ilovepalm said:

@Pal Meir Your Lytocaryum look very healthy and beautiful. I sowed Lyto from seeds 7 months ago. I have 3 seedlings. They are in the coconut fiber mixed with perlite. I water moderately, so as to do not rot. Do they look good? What would you advise interesting me yet?

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So far they look very healthy, especially if the leaves are dark green. :greenthumb: — As you are using a soil that can easily get too soggy you have to be very careful with watering, in particular during the dark season (from October to February). Keep the soil only moist, not wet. In case they grow further this way without yellowing or wilting do not repot the seedlings too early. As your pots are transparent you can watch the growth of the roots, too. L weddells will produce quite strong roots. — When you will repot them in the future use another soil mix and other pots.

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