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yes!

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Phoenikakias

Newborn (fifth one) just drawn out from community pot. 

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And  all seedlings from the first batch of germinated seeds want already after two months since  germination to escape from the 20 cm liner. They are surely monsters! :o

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DoomsDave

The Baron approves of Zika

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Funkthulhu

Have gone from a short pointed "notice me" to a 4" hard green spear in less than a week!

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Brad Mondel

All of mine germinated! Thanks Dave. Mine are very silver also. 

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Subwoofer

Hello, i've been reading on this forum for while, but when i saw your special hybrid palm seeds i had to register :lol:

I live in belgium northern part, i would say zone 8, and i would like to try these!

Thanks in advance.

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DoomsDave
On 9/8/2017, 2:55:54, Subwoofer said:

Hello, i've been reading on this forum for while, but when i saw your special hybrid palm seeds i had to register :lol:

I live in belgium northern part, i would say zone 8, and i would like to try these!

Thanks in advance.

shoot me a PM with your address

I have so many

I could

SCREAM

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Subwoofer

Wow, thanks a lot, i've send you a pm.

Btw, i can only find info on "Brahea brandegeei", same as "brandeegii"?

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Brad Mondel

So far no problems at all with humidity with these guys. 

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Subwoofer

Received today, thanks a lot! So excited!

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Palmensammler

Kenny,

you're lucky. The last shipments from Dave never arrived in Germany. I'll claim the German customs for this. If they are not clean and the customs officer is a jobsworth they scrap everything. It's madness that you can have kilos of seeds in your suitcase but a small envelope is a danger for them. Hopefully you get some nice plants.

Eckhard

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Subwoofer

Really, that's sad, there goes more of our freedom. In belgium they are starting to forbid some exotics like my gunnera manicata because it's invasive, but i have to protect it every year from the frost/dead. :s

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Subwoofer

Really, that's sad, there goes more of our freedom. In belgium they are starting to forbid some exotics like my gunnera manicata because it's invasive, but i have to protect it every year from the frost/dead. :s

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Missi

I just cleaned my Frankies (and all the other seeds DD so kindly sent me :yay:) yesterday afternoon/last night! They're soaking and will go in a baggie on top of my tortoise's enclosure (near the heat and UVB light) very soon. It was fun to go through this thread and see everyone's experiences with the "Frankie eggs" :lol: Those make some gorgeous little seedlings! :wub:

This will be my first time germinating seed using the baggie method since it is winter. Is it okay to use Miracle Gro perlite? I ask because I know it is enriched with Miracle Gro. Will that damage the seed at all? :unsure: It is best to mix sphagnum with the perlite? 

@John hovancsek Look at these beauties! Will share seedlings with ya! *EDIT* Though, guess I shouldn't count my chicks before they hatch! :blink:

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CroToni
On 24/10/2017, 05:16:42, DoomsDave said:

shoot me a PM with your address

I have so many

I could

SCREAM

Dave,do you still got a a few,Croatia needs some diversity.

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DoomsDave

Pm me your address and I’ll send some 

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CroToni
5 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Pm me your address and I’ll send some 

wow,thank you very much,

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Brad Mondel

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CroToni
On 6/12/2017, 07:47:41, Brad Mondel said:

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what medium did you use to plant them,mine have 2 more days of soaking and then I am going to plant them.Is sand and coco fibre ok?

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I mispelled soaking

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Brad Mondel
12 hours ago, CroToni said:

what medium did you use to plant them,mine have 2 more days of soaking and then I am going to plant them.Is sand and coco fibre ok?

I used 50% peat and 50% perlite. I think sand and coco should be fine as long as you don’t over water. 

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DoomsDave

Any updates on Franken Brahea babies?

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DoomsDave

Any updates on Franken Brahea babies?

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Fusca

Mine are holding steady with 3 strap leaves and they still have a hint of blue  :)  They handled 30º F just fine, but I brought them inside for a few days when we dropped into the lower 20's.  No photos at the moment, but very similar to Todd's (Laaz) photo from Aug. 30.

Jon

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Brad Mondel

Mine have seen freezing temps and are dong fine!

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DoomsDave

Anyone's going palmate yet?

Mine are still blades of (fat) grass.

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Xhoniwaters1

One of mine was covered in scale so I left it out in the deep freeze. I think I saved it :drool:

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Phoenikakias
17 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Anyone's going palmate yet?

Mine are still blades of (fat) grass.

How old are yours?

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Fusca

I just snapped a photo of 2 of mine.  I hadn't noticed but it looks like a couple of new leaves make the total of 5, but still no palmate.

Jon

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Subwoofer

No movement since november, i think the greenhouse will work better this summer.

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Phoenikakias

Mine have slowed down considerably, but they are in shade, on a north facing porch and it is real winter here. Notice the sprinkler next to them? It still turns on every three days beside the rainfall they receive. No way that an armata could tolerate so easily such wet conditions here.  One or two of them are on the way to third leaf. They survive so far in veru shady and cool conditions. In a sunnier - warmer spot they would probably grow quite faster. 

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Jonathan Haycock

Sowed mine November in a vermiculite baggy kept at 30-35C during the day and 20-25C at night. A fair number have now popped, 4 are pushing above the soil line. Many thanks Dave.

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Palmensammler

Hi Jonathan,

that looks good. Unfortunately the seeds from Dave never arrived at my location.

Keep them going..

Eckhard

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Jamesasb

are there any seeds left of this one? i have started collecting brahea  :)

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Fusca
3 hours ago, Jamesasb said:

are there any seeds left of this one? i have started collecting brahea  :)

Brahea are awesome - especially in my particular location.  I don't understand why they aren't planted more here, but they are difficult to find locally for sale.

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bukezi

Dave today i receive the seeds of brahea,thanks a lot!

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Cikas

I got two seedlings soo far, and they look like this now.

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DoomsDave
On 1/14/2018, 7:00:14, Phoenikakias said:

Mine have slowed down considerably, but they are in shade, on a north facing porch and it is real winter here. Notice the sprinkler next to them? It still turns on every three days beside the rainfall they receive. No way that an armata could tolerate so easily such wet conditions here.  One or two of them are on the way to third leaf. They survive so far in veru shady and cool conditions. In a sunnier - warmer spot they would probably grow quite faster. 

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Your observations are in keeping with mine.

Same deal, too much shade, too wet, they don't seem to mind.

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Funkthulhu

Just when I think that 3 was all I was going to get, I noticed another Frankie poppin' in the seed cresh.  Transplanted to its own digs on Friday, we'll see if it keeps going!

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Moose
17 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Just when I think that 3 was all I was going to get, I noticed another Frankie poppin' in the seed cresh.  Transplanted to its own digs on Friday, we'll see if it keeps going!

Did you apply the secret Triode method? :blink:

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Funkthulhu
6 hours ago, Moose said:

Did you apply the secret Triode method? :blink:

Alas, none of them appear to be black....

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