Jump to content
palmtreesforpleasure

Rhopalostylis sapida

Recommended Posts

Gary

really no reliable difference in seed shape.Those were shipped to Germany in January and the ones I still have of that age are germinating now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary

here are seeds of what is known as baueri var cheesemanii that were collected june 2016 and just germinating now.Note red spikes

SANY8380.JPG

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dalmatiansoap

I never had any luck with any of them. Beautiful plants anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CroToni
2 minutes ago, dalmatiansoap said:

I never had any luck with any of them. Beautiful plants anyway.

are they not sensitive to dry and hot weather which lasts 3-4 months in your climate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dalmatiansoap

Yes, but I'm referring to my germination passion, I would easily improvise microclimate location for the plant like that for some time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmensammler

Gary,

what are the conditions for the seeds (temperature, soil, water etc.) Do they need high temperatures for germination?

So you think the seeds I got are baueri var cheesemanii?

Eckhard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary

myself I don't normally even clean fruit off the seed and just put straight into double plastic bag and leave till germinate.They stay moist and germinate when temp is round 20degree.If you clean and put on low heat they will germinate faster 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary
6 hours ago, Palmensammler said:

Gary,

what are the conditions for the seeds (temperature, soil, water etc.) Do they need high temperatures for germination?

So you think the seeds I got are baueri var cheesemanii?

Eckhard

where did they come from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmensammler

Gary, seeds came from RPS. Don't know where they got them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmensammler

So these seeds should be from somewhere else. Have you ever sent seeds to private people in Germany?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode
18 hours ago, Gary said:

here are seeds of what is known as baueri var cheesemanii that were collected june 2016 and just germinating now.Note red spikes

SANY8380.JPG

It must be fairly common on cheesemanii then. My seeds here took 6-7 months to germinate... 

If only the new leaves to come could retain this coloration. That would be real cool.

nk2.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary

did you collect seed off ground or off palm as if off ground may have sit there for a few months.You may also get some white first leaf ones as well.Cheesemanii seeds can be rip on palm from early as December and late as July

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode

Hi, collected the seeds off the palm tree when they were red. Cleaned the fruit off and put them in soil.This was March this year.

 

Awesome, I'll keep a lookout for any white ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tassie_Troy1971
On 11/9/2017, 1:14:53, Gary said:

Darold-just back from Landsendt and here is undata as they are today

SANY8351.JPG

wow i have 2 tiny seedling here and they seem to struggle even though Leppidorachis do quite well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary

if you have type from Tobias seeds they are similar but not the same as these

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gary

these seed that are sprouting now with no signs of the red are off a palm said to be the Norfolk island nikau

SANY8385.JPG

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palmensammler

Hi Gary, so I will wait some more time and hope they will germinate. Tried to get ijn contact with an Australien Ebay seller for seeds but he didn't reply to my last mail :-(

Eckhard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode

Hi all, Just thought I'd post some update photos of the seedlings. No white first leaf ones yet although the one in the photo is getting lighter and is the only one that hasn't turned green yet at this stage. Out of 30 seedlings.

nikau1.jpg

nikau2.jpg

Edited by PalmCode
  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode
On 12/11/2017, 5:36:03, wimmie said:

More to come I would say?

yep, got 11 out of 44 now. :greenthumb:kerm2.thumb.jpg.46495661734403f698f75971

  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Missi

Those pink seedlings are the most incredible little seedlings I've ever seen! :wub: What a blessing to be able to have them!!

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode
6 hours ago, Trava said:

Looks like albino.

Oh yeah, it does. Had no idea that palms could be Albino. 
I thought these seedlings may have had similarities to the purple crown shaft palms in this thread, with the leaves turning green later on.
I'll keep them in the shade and with any luck we might get a few to grow a bit longer.:greenthumb:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

love while you can

:badday:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

Looks like a baueri than a sappie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cbmnz

First post.

Photographed this in the bush midway between Lake Rotoiti and Rotoehu 1 year ago. Most tropical looking Nikau had seen, wondering now though if it is actually a Nikau or an exotic invader?

Can add some info to the -9.9C in Hamilton NZ that was being discussed  previously. That was recorded as happened way back in 1945, 20 June. Apart from possibly some preceding or succeeding nights associated with the same weather pattern, the second coldest official reading at that site is -6.7C from 1912. So if it happened it was a massive outlier. I for a long time thought it was most likely an error in records but recently found a newspaper record from the time that appears to verify it.  The site has not seen a temp below -5C since 1982, -4.9C in 1994 was the closest. Plenty of times below -4C however, would average out to once per year.

 

 

IMG_20170806_142727.jpg

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Darold Petty

Welcome to Palmtalk !  :)

   Rhopalostylis is somewhat sensitive to light levels in regard to the crown profile.  I once saw a similar palm at the Botanic Garden near New Plymouth.  I assumed it to be R. baueri, but it was labeled as R. sapida.  

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyrone
3 hours ago, cbmnz said:

First post.

Photographed this in the bush midway between Lake Rotoiti and Rotoehu 1 year ago. Most tropical looking Nikau had seen, wondering now though if it is actually a Nikau or an exotic invader?

Can add some info to the -9.9C in Hamilton NZ that was being discussed  previously. That was recorded as happened way back in 1945, 20 June. Apart from possibly some preceding or succeeding nights associated with the same weather pattern, the second coldest official reading at that site is -6.7C from 1912. So if it happened it was a massive outlier. I for a long time thought it was most likely an error in records but recently found a newspaper record from the time that appears to verify it.  The site has not seen a temp below -5C since 1982, -4.9C in 1994 was the closest. Plenty of times below -4C however, would average out to once per year.

 

 

IMG_20170806_142727.jpg

Welcome to Palmtalk. Keep posting pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode

Hi, Nikau can look like that, usually when grown in deep shade.

100_2229a.JPG

100_2212a.JPG

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cbmnz
On 9/12/2018, 3:05:41, Tyrone said:

Welcome to Palmtalk. Keep posting pics.

Since you asked.

Here just before dusk tonight was Hamilton Gardens' main/showpiece Nikau grove. Also a nice specimen with ~4m long fronds a few metres, away that's evidently getting the right balance of light and shade.

 

 

20180914_175543.jpg

20180914_175437.jpg

  • Upvote 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cbmnz
On 9/12/2018, 4:24:21, PalmCode said:

Hi, Nikau can look like that, usually when grown in deep shade.

100_2229a.JPG

100_2212a.JPG

Can see why the early Polynesian settlers looked hopefully for Coconuts, only to be disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
joe_OC

Can we please get an update on the pink/white seedlings?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmCode
18 hours ago, joe_OC said:

Can we please get an update on the pink/white seedlings?

 

 

Sure, Unfortunately the pink/white leaf ones died towards their third new leaf. I still have one alive at the moment. I'll post a pic of it.

Interestingly a few of the green ones show a purple/red color in the new emerging leaf spike much like the pink/ white ones did. All the seeds came off the same part of the tree as well. 

I'll post some photos so you can see.

I've been keeping them fertilized and watered.

I read somewhere that young palms might put out new red leafs maybe to repel insects and animals? 

Either way they look cool. 

The third and fourth photo are the front and back of the same plant. And sorry if I'm posting too many photos here.

white.jpg

nikau2.JPG

nikau3.JPG

nikau4.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
joe_OC

Very cool!  Thank you.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...