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Brahea moorei?

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Hi gang

I have a chance to get seeds - but this is one I don't have any experience with - is it desirable? Is it rare? Hard to get seeds? Etc etc.

Thanks in advance!

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Geoff

Very rare… only seen a couple plants in my life and never ever seen one for sale. VERY desirable plant

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DoomsDave

Very nice, indeed. They're a blue Brahea, but slender, with all the Brahea attributes for a place like California. Likes heat, takes drought, and lots of sun.

Armatas are a nice blue, too, but they're fat in the trunk and some think they're ungainly. Moorei would be easier to use in a landscape.

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The Silent Seed

Thanks gang!

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Cikas

Brahea moorei is trunkless specie. Dwarf palm.

Great for foreground and as understory palm. :)

Brahea-moorei-01-2010.jpg

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JEFF IN MODESTO

Glenn, here in Modesto has several... very nice looking palms.

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gyuseppe

photo is from a few years ago, now they are much larger

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The Silent Seed

That blue one is gorgeous! I have seen several examples that are green (photos) - such as the one above - are some blue, and some green? Or ?

I've confirmed that I will be getting them. Are they straightforward for germination? One source online says they have a low percentage of survival? (Actually it may have been an old palmtalk thread.)

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Rafael

Brahea moorei is trunkless specie. Dwarf palm.

Great for foreground and as understory palm. :)

Brahea-moorei-01-2010.jpg

Where did you get this one from Jurica?

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Cikas

Brahea moorei is trunkless specie. Dwarf palm.

Great for foreground and as understory palm. :)

Brahea-moorei-01-2010.jpg

Where did you get this one from Jurica?

It is not mine. Random photo from the net ( This Brahea moorei on the photo is from Portugal ). :)

You can get seedlings of this palm at

http://www.mypalmshop.com/Other%20outdoor%20palms#prettyPhoto

Larger plants are harder to find, at least in Europe.

That blue one is gorgeous! I have seen several examples that are green (photos) - such as the one above - are some blue, and some green? Or ?

I've confirmed that I will be getting them. Are they straightforward for germination? One source online says they have a low percentage of survival? (Actually it may have been an old palmtalk thread.)

Apparently they are green first few years, they get silver color later ( similar as Brahea Super silver ).

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sergiskan

woow!...beautiful brahea!...

this one in the Pic has size to set seeds.

very slowly as seedling...

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The Silent Seed

Thanks for all the info!

What would you consider is a reasonable price for say, 10 seeds?

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Josh-O

Hi All, I'm new to Palm talk but have been a palm nut for many years. I would also be interested in buying some B. Moorei seeds. How many do you have and what would your price be? Also, do you have a picture you can share from the plant the seeds came from?

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Josh-O

send me a PM to let me know the availability and cost

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Ben in Norcal

You should list in the Plants Wanted forum.

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The Silent Seed

Josh - first of all; welcome!

You are new - so you may not realize that this particular forum isn't for selling - but for sharing information. As Ben stated; you could put an ad in the wanted section if you are looking for these seeds.

The reason I've asked about reasonable pricing, as well as general information on this one is because I've never seen them offered before - here, or elsewhere. Feel free to PM me for more information.

I have asked for photos of the parent plant - thanks for that suggestion.

Any input on germination, and high percentage of seedling die-off?

Thanks!

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Josh-O

Thanks guys for the feed back. I'll take your advise on posting on the wanted section next time.

mahalo,

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Ben in Norcal

BTW, Patric Schafer has some very small Moorei seedlings. I got a 1g plant off him this spring, but I think all he has now are strap-leafers.

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Josh-O

:winkie: great suggestion!!! I'll give Patric a call. I bought some cool stuff from him in in the past. I didn't know he had B. Moorei seedlings buy now I do

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The Silent Seed

Hey guys,

Is Patric a member here? I'd like to contact him, but don't see if he is in the member list just by his first name - I'd like to pick his brain about planting my upcoming seeds, since he obviously knows how to grow them. If you prefer, you can PM me his contact info if you don't want it public.

Thanks!

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Ben in Norcal

Hey guys,

Is Patric a member here? I'd like to contact him, but don't see if he is in the member list just by his first name - I'd like to pick his brain about planting my upcoming seeds, since he obviously knows how to grow them. If you prefer, you can PM me his contact info if you don't want it public.

Thanks!

He reads here. His address has been published in enough threads, so it's coolhybrids@wildblue.net.

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Josh-O

His stuff is awesome. I bought some Jubea X Queen seedlings last year and they have tripled in size and currently reside in 5 gal pots. I also bought some butia yatay X queen = short mule. they are now in 15 gal's from a plant band in 1 year. extremely fast growers.

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Ben in Norcal

His stuff is awesome. I bought some Jubea X Queen seedlings last year and they have tripled in size and currently reside in 5 gal pots. I also bought some butia yatay X queen = short mule. they are now in 15 gal's from a plant band in 1 year. extremely fast growers.

I'm surprised the Yatay mule would be shorter. Yatay are supposed to be the tallest growing Butia. I am counting on my Yatay mules to be taller...and perhaps with a slightly thinner trunk.

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The Silent Seed

I've emailed him already - thank you.

Anyone else working with B. moorei ?

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Josh-O

Hi Ben, I'm on the same thought path as you with yatay being a taller Butia. I thought it was odd when Patric said it was call a short mule. I also have some Jubes X Parajubea C. and they are legit 15 gal plants from a plant band last year. I'm sure glad that patric does these cool looking cold hardy hybrid palms.

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Ben in Norcal

JxPJC? That's one I don't have now. I only have a JxS. Another for the list!!

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Josh-O

when I get a chance I'll post a couple of pics

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JasonD

Brahea moorei does well in shade, too. Its upright flowerstalks are very pretty. The tops of the leaves are shiny and tend toward green with waxy-white edging, while the undersides are waxy-pale-grey. The leaf segments are soft, but not really pendulous. The petioles are unarmed. It looks a lot like a trunkless Coccothrinax. Some say they'll survive temperatures as low as 15F or 10F.

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The Silent Seed

Super info - thanks! The seeds arrived today - so excited.

Do you recommend direct sowing, or baggies, or moss, or ?

Thanks!

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Gtlevine

Here is my Moorei in Flower. Its a very slow palm but well worth the wait. This one is about ten years old from a two gallon plant and super colorful now.

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The Silent Seed

That's purty!

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ghar41

Glenn, here in Modesto has several... very nice looking palms.

This is a really great palm for my climate. No spines, stays low and really beautiful. Plus they look different in different amounts of sun. This first one just threw its first flower stalk this year.

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B mooreii in shady, filtered sun location.

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Josh-O

Glenn, where did you buy your B. mooreii. I'm still looking to buy one somewhere

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ghar41

Glenn, where did you buy your B. mooreii. I'm still looking to buy one somewhere

I purchased some from Cistus Nursery in Portland, OR and grew many by seed purchased from Rarepalmseed, both many years ago.

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Josh-O

Thanks Glenn for the info.

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Ben in Norcal

Josh, Patric Schafer currently has 1g seedlings.

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Matt N- Dallas

Moorei is one of the best braheas for N, central Texas and temperate climates as they do well in shade and part sun. They are also incredibly cold Hardy as mine and others survived 14* lows and temps below 32* for 96 hours in 2011. I have grown many from seed and find them easy to germinate and grow- just slow. From seedlings - the 'quickest' I've had them progress to silver leaf undersides is six years (under optimal conditions). One of my favorites!

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The Silent Seed

How much are those 1g plants?

6 years? I guess I'm in for a wait :) It'd be nice to get one to enjoy, while these seeds take their time.

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Ben in Norcal

You'd need to check with Patric on pricing. I want to say around $50 but I can't really remember - got mine last spring. I was talking to him recently though and he did say that he still has some, perhaps on the smaller side.

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Tropicdoc

Gotta ask, what's the palm behind the moorei in post #32. Is that a cliff date palm?

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