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Hello! :) My LP I sowed in February now look like this.

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I have 3 seedlings. Two are growing fast. One is tiny. @Pal Meir How would you price them, because I intend to sell them in the spring? How much do they go? their height is 15 cm without flowerpot.

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1 minute ago, Ilovepalm said:

Hello! :) My LP I sowed in February now look like this.

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I have 3 seedlings. Two are growing fast. One is tiny. @Pal Meir How would you price them, because I intend to sell them in the spring? How much do they go?

Don't sell them, keep growing! They'll reward you.

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@Kai I need money for other expenses. I will buy new seeds, don't worry. :) 

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Reading these tales of your all's beautiful L. wedellianum has inspired me, would love to grow some from seed. Do you all know anybody that has seeds available?

 

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2 hours ago, Ilovepalm said:

@Kai I need money for other expenses. I will buy new seeds, don't worry. :) 

If I were to sell seedlings this size I'd reasonably ask 3 to 4 euro's... maybe.

I'd probably give them away though and just ask for return in shipping costs. These seedlings won't get you new furniture I'm affraid...

My point being: these palms are more beautifull and rewarding than the small amount of money they might generate.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ilovepalm said:

@Kai I need money for other expenses. I will buy new seeds, don't worry. :) 

Don’t sell those Lytos for nothing! :bemused: Sell anything else!  Your house, your car, ………

14 minutes ago, DennisK said:

Reading these tales of your all's beautiful L. wedellianum has inspired me, would love to grow some from seed. Do you all know anybody that has seeds available?

L weddellianum is the most beautiful indoor palm species for our latitudes, much more beautiful than other very expensive or rare palm genera. :greenthumb:

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@Pal Meir without exaggeration. I have a lot of palm trees in my room.

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That's they look in their entirety.

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Even during daytime it is quite dark the last days: :(

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Ok, I'm going to have to given in and get at least one of these gorgeous little palms.  I'm guessing since im in Florida at 27 degrees N, that I should't have any trouble with them.  I know there are a few places around that sell some decent sized ones.  That said, I think I might want to try one from seed. ;)

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1 hour ago, DCA_Palm_Fan said:

Ok, I'm going to have to given in and get at least one of these gorgeous little palms.  I'm guessing since im in Florida at 27 degrees N, that I should't have any trouble with them.  I know there are a few places around that sell some decent sized ones.  That said, I think I might want to try one from seed. ;)

You know I've been watching this thread all summer long and am thinking I'm going to have to give them a whirl as well. Simply stunning palms. As Pal Meir noted above perhaps one of the nicest potted palms. I tend to agree! Now where to source seed of L. Wedd and L. insigne seed on this side of the pond ....

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Good luck finding Insigne... Try the Lytocaryum Hoehnei. I now have 10 in the ground & 4 in containers. I gave up on the Wedd's as they seem to have a issue with fungus here.

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24 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Good luck finding Insigne... Try the Lytocaryum Hoehnei. I now have 10 in the ground & 4 in containers. I gave up on the Wedd's as they seem to have a issue with fungus here.

You should try L weddells only in pots, not in the ground. It is the most attractive potted palm for indoors or lanais imo.

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46 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Good luck finding Insigne... Try the Lytocaryum Hoehnei. I now have 10 in the ground & 4 in containers. I gave up on the Wedd's as they seem to have a issue with fungus here.

Where did you get your Hoehnei if you don't mine me asking? Floribunda? You are correct Insigne seem nearly impossible to locate. The Wedd's would be for pots around the house. 

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Even during the dark season the  Lyto weddells are pushing strong new roots:

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4 hours ago, RJ said:

Where did you get your Hoehnei if you don't mine me asking? Floribunda? You are correct Insigne seem nearly impossible to locate. The Wedd's would be for pots around the house. 

Yes, I got them from Floribunda. They have tripled in size in the year I've had them.

 

Pal I tried a couple in pots & they got some fungus as well.

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This is the only place that has a regular supply of Insigne. The last time I contacted them they said they would only ship a minimum of 300 which I could never use, and also I would need a permit which I don't have.    http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=344

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15 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Pal I tried a couple in pots & they got some fungus as well.

What had you done? Did you spray them with water for increasing humidity during winter ???

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No, they were in regular garden soil which I think didn't drain well enough for them.

 

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7 minutes ago, Laaz said:

No, they were in regular garden soil which I think didn't drain well enough for them.

»In regular garden soil« ??? Yes, that’s the safest way to kill pottetd L weddells instantly! :bemused:

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On 12/12/2018, 11:34:01, Laaz said:

Good luck finding Insigne... Try the Lytocaryum Hoehnei. I now have 10 in the ground & 4 in containers. I gave up on the Wedd's as they seem to have a issue with fungus here.

I would LOVE to find Insigne, even just seed. I guess for now I will stick to Weddellianum's.   Now just to find one.   The one place I found that sells them locally is closed for the winter.  They are about an hours drive northeast of me. 

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Wedd's you can find no problem. I have been after Insigne for 3 years now with no luck.

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17 hours ago, Laaz said:

Wedd's you can find no problem. I have been after Insigne for 3 years now with no luck.

Wait another 3+x years until my L insigne will be seeding! :greenthumb::D

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2 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

Wait another 3+x years until my L insigne will be seeding! :greenthumb::D

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Nice!

 

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On 12/11/2018, 7:00:31, DCA_Palm_Fan said:

Ok, I'm going to have to given in and get at least one of these gorgeous little palms.  I'm guessing since im in Florida at 27 degrees N, that I should't have any trouble with them.  I know there are a few places around that sell some decent sized ones.  That said, I think I might want to try one from seed. ;)

 

On 12/11/2018, 8:06:14, RJ said:

You know I've been watching this thread all summer long and am thinking I'm going to have to give them a whirl as well. Simply stunning palms. As Pal Meir noted above perhaps one of the nicest potted palms. I tend to agree! Now where to source seed of L. Wedd and L. insigne seed on this side of the pond ....

This is why I got a L. wedd and hoehnei on my last Floribunda order. These guys keep sharing photos of their stunning specimens and I finally broke down and went for it! 

Pal, put me on the list for a few insigne seeds too, please!! :yay:

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On 12/18/2018, 9:11:17, Missi said:

 

This is why I got a L. wedd and hoehnei on my last Floribunda order. These guys keep sharing photos of their stunning specimens and I finally broke down and went for it! 

Pal, put me on the list for a few insigne seeds too, please!! :yay:

I know right?  It's going to happen.  LOL!  

Pal - add me to your insigne list too!  :drool:

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