I recently acquired four Adonidia merrillii seeds, and five Leucothrinax morrisii seeds. I have NEVER tried to grow palms from seed before, but have always wanted to try it. I confirmed that they are viable using the "float test", and now I am attempting the "ziploc bag" technique; the Adonidia seeds are each in their own baggie, and all five Leucothrinax seeds are in the same bag. The soil they're in is a mixture of a pearlite-based mix and the Miracle-gro "Cactus Palm, and Citrus" soil (I also grow cacti and citrus). I added some water to each, and they are now under a heating pad in a tray. I am using a thermometer to monitor their temp, and they have been sitting at around 80-90 degrees since they were placed there.
Given that I have never grown palms from seed before, I am open to any suggestions or recommendations as to what I can expect or should do. I know that palms can take time to germinate, so I am hoping to see results by the end of the month, or at least before the end of winter (I am in NE Ohio, zone 6b, so it's cold outside right now). The Adonidias were planted on the 1st, and the Leucothrinax were planted on the 6th.
Again, any recommendations or tips are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
So how does one determine if a flower pod on an orchid will have viable seeds? My Encyclia hanburyana flowered quite a while back and one of the flowers eventually turned into this flower pod which I have left on it. Any feedback on when to try to do something with the flower pod?
Does anyone here have a palm seed spill story? I was carrying a large quantity of Sabal palmetto seeds a few years ago and spilled them on my driveway. I thought I picked up most, but I guess I did not. The next Spring they popped up all over the lawn and unfortunately had to be cut like the lawn aswell...
I'm going to be receiving a lot of different palm seeds in the next month and am going to set up a seed/seedling area.
What's everyone use as their seed starting area? Greenhouse?
I'd love to have a climate controlled area for the seeds/seedlings so I can enjoy all year long. Located in Central Florida (9a-9b).
I'm going to be setting this up at the property, where my wife and I have started creating our nursery.
I'm open ears on whats worked for everyone.
By Eric Thompson
I recently got around 100 Areca seeds from a plant in Niagara Falls. The majority of them still with the flesh on. I’ve tried using the baggie method with soil and perlite as well as paper towel with another group. It’s been 3 weeks and not seeing anything happening. I have now moved them into a done around 80 degrees. How long should I expect to see something happening. Thanks