FREE Dypsis plumosa seed

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Everyone:

A good friend of mine gave me the seed yield from his mature Dypsis plumosa, and I'd like to share them with you.

Here's a picture of my mature specimen, which unfortunately had a very small yield this year:

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I've got enough for there to be a giveaway of seed.

If you don't know the drill:

INSTRUCTIONS

PM me (don't send a status update) with a "private message" that says "Free Dypsis plumosa seed" in the message, with your full mailing address.

I'm sending seed to the U.S. and the rest of the world, free, no charge. I drop them in an envelope, and send it off. They usually get to places in the U.S. in about a week; overseas, maybe two or three.

This palm is a bit on the small side; the mature specimen pictured is about 8 feet (2.6 M) in overall height, about 1.3 M (4 feet) across the crown. They're best in full sun. They'll take some frost, though they're nowhere near as hardy as Dypsis decipiens.

Plant in at least 6" (18 cm) potting soil, or more. These make deep roots, so deeper pots are better. They're skinny things, never getting much more than a bout 6 = *" across, though I've heard they're a lot more robust in places like Hawaii and Florida.

Full sun is best; I'm honestly not sure how they'll do as houseplants in, say, Canada, but if you want to try some and find out, do it and let us know what happens.

Happy palm growing!

 

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Hi Dave,

will you also send cleaned seeds? I'm afraid the german customs will destroy them if not.

If yes, it would be a pleasure for me to receive some seeds.

Eckhard

 

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Pm sent! Thanks in advance. Pura Vida!

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Everyone:

I've gotten a few PMs, but I have a lot of seed. I don't do a general giveaway unless there's a lot of seed to give.

So, if you're "on the fence" send me a PM and the Seed GenieTM will grant your weesh', sire . . . .

Ask and ye shall receive.

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Keep the requests coming.

Seeds are terrible things to waste.

 

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56 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Keep the requests coming.

Seeds are terrible things to waste.

 

So true DD!!!!

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It's been a week, and there's been interest!

Good!

There's plenty more seed still left.

I'm going to wait about another week before sending seeds out all at once.

So, send me a PM, "Dypsis plumosa seed" and your full mailing address and you will get some seed, unless you're on Antarctica.

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PM sent. Really looking forward to these seeds. Dypsis plumosa will be a perfect addition to my landscape. I love the bamboo like rings on the trunk and the whiteish crownshaft. Despise being an idea climate I've never seen any here in Central Florida. Are they more common in California? Either way Dypsis plumosa will be a cool unusual palm, yet one that won't look out of place. The fine leaves on these beauties will perfectly accent the Queens, Majesty's, and Christmas palms I have.

I hear from rare-seeds.com that these are an easy species to germinate. That's a big bonus to a novice like me who's never grown anything in his life (currently having my first go with Dave's Trithrinax seeds).  Plus I'm running out of room so a short pencil thin tree is just what the doctor (er, gardener?) ordered. Thanks again DoomsDave for the seeds. ^_^ Be sure to tell your friend how much we appreciate these seeds, and that they won't be wasted. 

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Oh yes, there are more.

Ask away!

 

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More more more

How do you like it, how do you like?

Send your address

If  you'd like some . . . (seed)!

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It would be awesome if these would grow outdoors in zone 7 in NC

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30 minutes ago, ncpalmtree1 said:

It would be awesome if these would grow outdoors in zone 7 in NC

They might still be a good houseplant, though they'll need a lot of light.

 

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There's still plenty left. Send me a PM with "Dypsis plumosa" and your full mailing address and the Seed Genie will grant your wish.

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Ask and you shall receive

plenty of seeds still

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32 envelopes mailed today

(No one got the shoes. Lucky you.)

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These seeds were NOT cleaned. They're butt ugly but they'll grow into beautiful plants.

just soak em for a day or two and plant in 6" 15,cm potting soil half an inch 1 cm to cover and wait.

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Posted (edited)

Thank you very much Dave for seeds. This is my mini-greenhouse: ^_^ I hope, that I will sprout. Silence yet. I have 20 Celsius in my room and 60% level of humidity air.

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Hello Again Dave, I sent you a PM earlier about another batch. I wonder if I can have some these to try. If you are still sending out more. Thanks

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Everyone:

I still have plenty of seeds left.

If you want some and haven't already gotten some, ask.

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The seeds arrived in Germany after only 4 days. Never before seen a postal service work that quickly!

Thank you very much, Dave!

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Hi Dave,

seeds arrived here today as well. They are already swimming...

Eckhard

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scream

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Hi Dave,

no need to scream, now they are diving (all down to the bottom of the bag) :D

Eckhard

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Seeds arrived and soaking!

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seeds arrived here today

thanks dave

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6 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Seeds arrived and soaking!

Just say "eh?" all the time and they'll think they're in Canada . . . :)

 

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got mine Saturday.  Thanks Dave!

soaked for a day and now planted in the greenhouse waiting.

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17 hours ago, mksmth said:

got mine Saturday.  Thanks Dave!

soaked for a day and now planted in the greenhouse waiting.

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Plant all of them.

THey're not cleaned, so some will float from the dried fruit on the outside.

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Got 'em! Thanks Dave!

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2 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Plant all of them.

THey're not cleaned, so some will float from the dried fruit on the outside.

i did.  soaked, cleaned then planted. 

 

thanks again!

 

Mike

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3 minutes ago, mksmth said:

i did.  soaked, cleaned then planted. 

 

thanks again!

 

Mike

You're welcome!

I'll be curious to see how they do indoors, long-term.

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5 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

You're welcome!

I'll be curious to see how they do indoors, long-term.

Im building a new 20-24' long greenhouse.  roof probably around 9-10 feet.  They will only be in there for 3-4 months.  I think they will do great.  

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34 minutes ago, mksmth said:

Im building a new 20-24' long greenhouse.  roof probably around 9-10 feet.  They will only be in there for 3-4 months.  I think they will do great.  

Do keep us posted!

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Should we aim for 1 per pot, or can we double or triple these up?  (assuming they hatch)

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4 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Should we aim for 1 per pot, or can we double or triple these up?  (assuming they hatch)

You can double and triple them, but they don't lean. I recommend one to a pot, once they grow. The babies move from community pots relatively easily.

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AND

There's more send me a pm put on your dancing shoes . . . .

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Hello Dave,

I just wanted you to know that the seeds arrived today and are having a warm bath. thanks " o generous one " !

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Received seeds today. Thank you kindly sir.

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I got the seeds today. Thanks!

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