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Was at a nursery today and they had a couple palms marked "Chamaedorea Robusta" The owner wasn't there to ask in the people on staff couldn't tell me anything about it and I don't see anything specific on the Internet when I Google it. Anyone here for that species?
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).
Your First Time Germinating a Palm?
Mine was about a year and a half ago, I believe. I forgot what palm it was, but I remeber the seed sprouted and of course I ended up killing it somehow.
Hi, a happy 2017 to you all.
My first post on PT, although I' ve been reading here for some time.
A few years ago I bought 3 Chamaedorea spp. from a nursery in our country.. They were from different batches and all were sold as Chamaedorea elegans 'Jade'.
Neither of them looked like C. elegans to me, so I hope you can help me with the correct ID.
I've been searching on Palmpedia and reserchgate (for floral structures, see:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/28238365_Floral_structure_in_the_Neotropical_palm_genus_Chamaedorea_Arecoideae_Arecaceae)
The first one:
The closest I could get is Chamaedorea sartorii (female), but I hope someone can confirm this.
Hello and welcome to 2017,
I understand some people haven't had the opportunity to germinate these species at all, except maybe Burretiokentia hapala and B.vieillardii.
Have enough trials been done to ascertain a rank out of 5, 1 being difficult and 5 easy of the species?
I'm currently going with:
B.dumasii ? never tried it.
B.grandiflora 1 (obtained 1 from 10 seeds)
B.hapala 4 (seed down now but apparently not too difficult to sprout).
B.koghiensis ? never tried it.
B.vieillardii 3 (6 from 20 seeds).
Any information/experiences would help boost my efforts down the track.
obviously a number of variables could be concerned ie cultural factors, but please share. I like % rates of success being a good measure.