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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.
Recently i've buy some ceroxylon seed apparently "fresh" on rps :
Have u some tips succes the germination ?
Today, at a wholesaler's here in Holland, I came across a Chamaedorea-species I don't recognize. The label says metallica, but that surely is not correct. The very dark colour of the stems got my attention. Any ideers?
C. elegans, the most underrated palm ever. It grows everywhere on earth, requires little attention, and its gorgeous. I found the one on the right last week at my local sprawlmart, removed 90% of the seedlings and got this triple. I'd love to see more. Eventually they'll go to to the garden, until then I enjoy them up close. My last dollar for scale.