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Johannesteijsmannia magnifica seeds

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Cindy Adair

I was innocently googling this species AGAIN "just because" when I saw an auction for 5 seeds ending in 2 hours. You guessed it-I bid and won. Now that was just tonight, yet I'm already picturing 100% germination and instant huge silvery leaves. I have one plant in the ground that I was delighted to buy from Florida last year, but would love as many as possible. Any hints on germination/care of seedlings for this palm? I've literally tried 3 species from seed and had good luck so far (Adonidia,Dictyocaryum and Sommiera).

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hanapalms

I had some success in germinating J. magnifica, but I was not careful enough with the seedlings. They don't like sun, not even partial, at least not here on Maui. So now I have none. But I will try again when the opportunity presents itself. Good luck with yours. They're fabulous palms. I do have a couple of the J.teijsmania, one in the ground and one still in a 3 gal.pot.

Aloham,

Bill

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tropicbreeze

I'd love to try growing some but, try as I may, still haven't been able to find any seed or plants.

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Cindy Adair

I'd love to try growing some but, try as I may, still haven't been able to find any seed or plants.

I have some seeds coming from that popular online auction site by way of Malaysia. I see they are still selling them if you want to try. Those are the only seeds I've seen for sale. I'll post if I can get any to germinate of the 10 I've ordered.

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BS Man about Palms

Malaysia? I hope you actually get something!.

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Cindy Adair

Malaysia? I hope you actually get something!.

I hope so too! They have a 100% positive rating, but that doesn't mean I'll be lucky... I just imagine the side of a hill with Dictyocaryum and silver Joey palms.

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Cindy Adair

My first order of seeds from Malaysia arrived in less than 10 days. I forgot to take a photo but will do so when my second order arrives. The vendor sent 5 cleaned seeds and one not cleaned as a bonus, perhaps to show that they do look like Joey seeds. I've soaked them for 3 days, changing water daily and they are in a plastic bag with moistened peat in a warm room hoping for the best! I anticipate the next 5 seeds soon as the vendor sends tracking information and they're on their way. I'll post again when/if they germinate!

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Al in Kona

Lucky you, this Joey magnifica is a beautiful palm with its big entire leaves with silvery undersides. I have several in containers in a mostly shaded location. I have found that J. magnifica is just a little more difficult to keep looking nice than the easier to grow J. altifrons, for whatever the reason. Maybe others who are growing J. magnificum can inform us as to how theirs is growing with some details as to what they've found to keep them happy and growing.

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Cindy Adair

First seed germinated today after being in a ziplock bag since February 7. Nothing happened until I put them on a seedling bottom heating pad I was using to jump start basil seeds a week ago. They had previously been in the warmest (dark) bedroom and now are in enough full sun (and on the heat) that I was afraid I'd cook them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for healthy roots and leaves and the other 10 seeds to join this one and germinate! However, if I can get only one it will be worth it.

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Cindy Adair

Yes, I realize one must have a great deal of imagination to see the photo here and change it to a mature silver Joey, but thankfully I do...

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Cindy Adair

Yes, I realize one must have a great deal of imagination to see the photo here and change it to a mature silver Joey, but thankfully I do...

Sadly, no other seeds have sprouted and the one in the previous photo grew a root about 2 inches and then rotted before a shoot ever appeared. R. I. P.

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JANAIY
On 2/1/2011 at 7:48 AM, Cindy Adair said:

I have some seeds coming from that popular online auction site by way of Malaysia. I see they are still selling them if you want to try. Those are the only seeds I've seen for sale. I'll post if I can get any to germinate of the 10 I've ordered.

Cindy can you give me the website to see if I find some seeds? 

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Thomas The Gardener

Hello. Can I ask what is called this auction? How ti find them?

Thanks

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Frond-friend42
On 2/1/2011 at 5:48 AM, Cindy Adair said:

I have some seeds coming from that popular online auction site by way of Malaysia. I see they are still selling them if you want to try. Those are the only seeds I've seen for sale. I'll post if I can get any to germinate of the 10 I've ordered.

Ditto.

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Thomas The Gardener

Yes. I would like to buy. Can you provide me with the link of that auction or shop?

Thanks a lot!

Tom

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Thomas The Gardener

So nice to hear you recived them.Please update if they germinated. So nice to see spreading out. 

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