Show us your baby container ranch

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So many of us do the seed sprouting thing, and others have tried.

Some of you have gotten a few free seeds from me. Some of you have despaired from non sprouting seeds, mine and others’. Free and paid for.

Been there done that. 

I share with you my Seedling Container Ranch of seedling success. Share yours!

Here’s my “garage”.

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Here’s my Greenhouse of Doom.

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Here’s my baby Roystonea borenquenia from habitat in PR. Oh yeah.

 

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Here's my indoor ranch..

Ceroxylon quindiuense in my basement flat corridor to keep them cool. We're having a heatwave to rival the summer of '76!

I don't want to lose these, as a few of them are now destined for the new Temperate House at Kew.

Second shot is the remainder of the batch of Rhopalostylis baueri ‘Norfolk Is.’ that I shared on PalmTalk and the EPS. To the right are a few T. princeps

 

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Here's the 'fun' ranch...

Areca catechu ‘Dwarf’
Areca vestiaria
Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Coccothrinax miraguama 
Cyphophoenix elegans
Cyrtostachys renda
Dictyosperma album var. conjugatum
Euterpe edulis 'Orange Crownshaft'
Geonoma atrovirens
Iguanura elegans
Johannesteijsmannia altifrons
Licuala mattanensis 'Mapu'
Licuala dasyantha
Ptychosperma lineare
Ptychosperma sanderianum

 

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And what use is a bookshelf without palms? :blink:

Syagrus amara
Syagrus lorenzoniorum
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
 


 

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Here my caribean ranch.

Pseudophoenix vinifera and sargenti var. Navassana and 4 different Coccothrinax species.

May be after 15 years i will enjoy them in the ground.

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This is just what has germinated so far. I still have a couple hundred seeds of different species on the mats doing there thing

so far here

windmill 

s minor 

sabal palmetto 

bottle. 

Areca

foxtail

bismark

bangalow

cali fan

key thatch

yatay 

solitaire 

date

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Dave, I've got absolutely thousands of seedlings and unfortunately they are all sitting under pine trees and waiting for the construction of two new shadehouses and one tunnel house. It's a complete and utter mess when the black cockatoos turn up and drop pine cones on everything. So I won't show you anything at present. I've just put in a 23000L water tank to take ground water and I'll use that as a settlement tank to take the iron out. I'll then pump from the clear water.  I've got to construct a 6.5m by 15m shadehouse and eventually another shadehouse in another area with just morning sun probably half the size for just cloud forest stuff and I have an area set aside for a plastic tunnel house 6.4 by 10m in a full sun area to grow on stuff that just wouldn't make it here from a small size and possibly for growing summer veggies in winter as well. 

My biggest dilemma at the moment is with a few hundred Livistona alfredii seeds I was given. They all came up. I'm in winter and I germinated them in a plastic storage box near my wood fire. A lot are on their second leaf after putting the seed down 2 months ago. I need about 400 5L pots in a warm spot but I have neither. So I've put them on the back patio today so they get full sun but now they must deal with cold nights. I will keep the lid on for a couple of weeks then take it off after that and see what theyll do. They should be ok as they won't experience frost on my back patio but potting them up is going to be hell as they bury themselves deep and untangling them will end with casualties.

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The nursery is a little smaller nowadays. 

The first picture is a group of sabals I germinated from seeds I gathered last November.  The empty cup is from one that recently went in the ground.

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A group of mostly phoenix theophrasti waiting to be planted out.  There is a syagrus romanzoffiana seedling and a few phoenix roebelenii seedlings in the picture.  The syagrus was from a seed I collected while out on a walk right before the advective freeze in January.  The roebies are volunteers that I pulled out without damaging.

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Some older pics (and one newer) from my now old babies: 

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Those that have survived AZ sun brutality, even in the shade house ( 75%, one layer), Collected at Kopsick:

Represents maybe 2% of my original palm collection when we first got here.. Hence, why i put the kibosh on adding more until the move west... Anyway....

Acoelorraphe wrightii

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Coccothrinax and Thrinax seedlings.. Pots were labeled but heat has a way of fading things quickly..

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Biggest Cocothrinax babies. 

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Sabal maurittiformis, group #1

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Arenga engleri ( front left) and Livistonia decora

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Copernicia seedlings ( C. alba ( back two pots), baileyana ( Front right), & last remaining hospita ( Front left)

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Sabal maurittiformis seedlings, group #2. As i thin some things in preparation for moving,  may re-home two of these to someone locally this fall, for FREE. Going to wait until they color up better once the worst of the heat subsides.  stay tuned...
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Sabal "Lisoid" ..getting bigger...

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..My slug-o' speed Copernicia cowelli.. hanging out under the patio. 
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Not a palm, but a big deal regardless, Jacquina macrocarpa V. pungens. Got lucky on a seed source.

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Have a few other seedlings inc a Brahea sp.  (seed collected at Tohono Chul Park), Livistonia saribus, which may or may not make it out of here alive.. A handful of Zamia / Ceratozamia seedlings, and a mysterious, pinnate-type palm seedling which has survived out in the shade house. Sits directly across from some Crinums id seperated into 1gal. that melted in this weeks' heat ( they'll recover) It and my larger Kentiopsis O.  are the only Pinnate palms i have left.. everyone else is in Palm heaven...
 
** Note to anyone wondering... was planning to bump all out of their com pots ( most need it, some really need it ) but since i wasn't planning on being here this summer, let alone next year, i will wait.

-Nathan

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This is my container ranch under shadecloth on the back lanai. Many of these palms/cycads are babies, some a bit bigger but all are shade loving tropicals. Many are also cold sensitive so have to stay on the lanai. I will post photos of my sun loving container garden but had foot surgery yesterday and am limping around on a cane and can't work outdoors in the heat/humidity.

Container Palms, Cape Coral, FL

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Here is mine seedlings. Start to the left. 

Washingtonia filifera x2

Archontophoenix alexandrae x4

Chamaedorea radicalis from Dave x3

Coccothrinax barbadensis from Dave also

Hyophorbe langenicaulis x3

Dypsis lutescens x2

Licuala grandis

Back row:

Archontophoenis alexandrae 2 seedlings

Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. macrocarpa

Hyophorbe langenicaulis

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3 hours ago, cisco said:

Here is mine seedlings. Start to the left. 

Washingtonia filifera x2

Archontophoenix alexandrae x4

Chamaedorea radicalis from Dave x3

Coccothrinax barbadensis from Dave also

Hyophorbe langenicaulis x3

Dypsis lutescens x2

Licuala grandis

Back row:

Archontophoenis alexandrae 2 seedlings

Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. macrocarpa

Hyophorbe langenicaulis

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They are very well grown. Cheers to you.

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@PalmatierMegGET WELL SOON!

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Wow, some nice looking 'container ranches'! 

Mine is an old dog kennel on a raised slab enclosed with chain link fencing. Add some shade cloth and voila!

(currently lacking the motivation to name everything......let's just say, 'lots of stuff'.)

Tim

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The source of my palm seedling is from my garden. Every spring I go around the yard and pluck them out of the ground and pot them up for a few years and then give them away locally.

 

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Wow, these are all very happy and tidy ‘container ranches’! Very well grown and quite inspirational, everyone! It’s always fun (and educational!) seeing other people’s growing areas! Thanks for taking the time to share! 

Hope your poor foot heals quickly, @PalmatierMeg

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Some fishtails a poppin

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Just a fraction of what I have; a big group of Phoenix pusilla ssedlings, Rhopies and Lanonia dasyantha, and three seedlings Phoenix loureiroi x theophrasti. 

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Posted (edited)

On 8/7/2018, 5:00:09, kinzyjr said:

The nursery is a little smaller nowadays. 

The first picture is a group of sabals I germinated from seeds I gathered last November.  The empty cup is from one that recently went in the ground.

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A group of mostly phoenix theophrasti waiting to be planted out.  There is a syagrus romanzoffiana seedling and a few phoenix roebelenii seedlings in the picture.  The syagrus was from a seed I collected while out on a walk right before the advective freeze in January.  The roebies are volunteers that I pulled out without damaging.

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How old are those theophrasti?

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Just now, Phoenikakias said:

How ols are those theophrasti?

They were started November as well (from seed collected in Crete in October).

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Mine are two months younger (the two biggest) than yours and they look as if they were half a year older. The smallest one is only 4 months old. I guess hybrid vigor.

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And this is my greenhouse ranch. A crazy mix of palms, cycads, Crotons, bromeliads and succulents.

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And a few jewels buried under hundreds of pots.

Somnieria leucoph???? And Reinhard??? Gracilis ( sorry, impossible to renember the names)

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Calyptocralix hollrungi

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Betinckia condapanna

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Baby Copernicia hospita

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Dypsis saintelucei

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Dypsis hovomantsina

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Dypsis carlsmithii

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And more, more, more...

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And here a Lytocaryum Babies Special: :wub:

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L itapebiense

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Posted (edited)

My little ranch, under almond tree shadow, waiting to be planted.

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Sabal Lisas babies 

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Regards.

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Top left, clockwise, Areca Vestiaria, Pinanga caesia, chamaedorea arenbergiana,Linospadix monostachyos.

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Top left, clockwise, Licuala Ramsayi, labeled,labeled, more CH arenbwrgiana.

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Top left to right, top to bottom.

Rhopalostylis sapida,Chamaedorea radicalis x microspadix ,Adonidia merrillii,Phoenix roebelenii,dypsis leptochelios, dypsis lastelliana.

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Early this morning my cane and I limped outside with the camera and took photos of my sun loving container garden.

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Zamias

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Jungle Container Garden

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Impressive, Meg! (Get well soon, btw!)

Seeing all these container ranches really brings home the enthusiasm we all share for palms. :greenthumb::greenthumb::greenthumb:

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Here’s some pinanga coronata 

 

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Dypsis albofarinosa

 

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Dypsis plumosa

 

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It's much easier when one realize he's not alone :D

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Archontophoenix spp

 

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