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DoomsDave

Gettin' kind of ridiculous in here.  

I think my germination rate is over 60%!!!

Way to go!

Some of my pots are at 100% or close.

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porkchop

Thanks Dave !! In a baggie with bottom heat ... Waiting for the mass hatching ....

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DoomsDave

They should sprout quickly after a day or two of soaking.

 

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Josh-O

Dave, you literately will have 1000's of kids all over the world in no time flat..lol

you must be a proud papa..:D

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DoomsDave

Here's a pot full of babies, full to the rim like a cup of Brim

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Josh-O

they grow so darn fast....

3-2-1 blast offffff

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Funkthulhu

I have this weird, "If you stay alive I will keep you" mentality for palms.  So, now I have about 2 dozen new wards to take care of and I really don't have the room. 

Can these be planted in groups?  Or, alternatively, how do you decide which seedlings to cull?

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foxtail
38 minutes ago, Funkthulhu said:

I have this weird, "If you stay alive I will keep you" mentality for palms.  So, now I have about 2 dozen new wards to take care of and I really don't have the room. 

Can these be planted in groups?  Or, alternatively, how do you decide which seedlings to cull?

If you think in giveaway some...

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John Case

Shoe not wanted.....

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Kai

Anybody got variegated seedlings out of this? Because I think I did... will post picture soon.

 

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_Rob_

Not me...but i suppose you checked the pot before sending it my way :)

These little shiny seedlings are doing fine btw, even in our darker wintermonths they seem to like my nursery room (min. 22°C @ 55-70% RH)

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Kai
10 hours ago, _Rob_ said:

Not me...but i suppose you checked the pot before sending it my way :)

These little shiny seedlings are doing fine btw, even in our darker wintermonths they seem to like my nursery room (min. 22°C @ 55-70% RH)

Rob, I wasn't aware of these "special sprouts" at the time I gave you the seedlings. Better check them real good!

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Funkthulhu

Dave,

What are these things?!?  I've got several that are a foot tall and one that's bigger around than my thumb already?!?  (Do I need to get a bigger apartment?)

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DoomsDave
3 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Dave,

What are these things?!?  I've got several that are a foot tall and one that's bigger around than my thumb already?!?  (Do I need to get a bigger apartment?)

They're fast growing Archies. They're seeding again. They want to take over the WORLD.

That's FAST; much faster than the ones I've got outside in their legions.

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dalmatiansoap

Something I must have done wrong, I had silly low germination rate and seedlings are everything but fast. 

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DoomsDave
3 hours ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Something I must have done wrong, I had silly low germination rate and seedlings are everything but fast. 

Want more? I have tons of fresh ones.

Plant in single layer in pot, cover with 1 cm potting soil, keep moist.

As I noted for FunkThulu above, they're definitely slower in a Mediterranean climate than in a hotter environment. I'll send a picture of my year-old babies so you won't feel so bad . . . :)

(I've got your address from the Brahea seeds!)

Let me know if you want more!

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DoomsDave
8 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Dave,

What are these things?!?  I've got several that are a foot tall and one that's bigger around than my thumb already?!?  (Do I need to get a bigger apartment?)

How about some pictures?

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Cikas

I also had no luck with Archontophoenix tuckeri. I had zero germination from both batches.

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DoomsDave
35 minutes ago, Cikas said:

I also had no luck with Archontophoenix tuckeri. I had zero germination from both batches.

Ouch!

If you want more, I have them.

 

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Funkthulhu

Dave, I'll shoot some pics when I get home tonight.

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Cikas
18 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Ouch!

If you want more, I have them.

 

Thanks. If you have more, sure.

Maybe third time's a charm. :)

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DoomsDave
1 minute ago, Cikas said:

Thanks. If you have more, sure.

Maybe third time's a charm. :)

Send me a PM with your address, please and "Archontophoenix seeds" in message

thanks

dave

 

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caixeta

My babies tuckeris Californians . First pinnate leaves.  They were planted in November 2015.57b4de9c188fa_tuckeri001.thumb.JPG.6101d57b4dec27edee_tuckeri002.thumb.JPG.a71bf57b4deeab70e3_tuckeri004.thumb.JPG.077dfThank you very much  Dave. Caixeta.

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Funkthulhu
21 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Dave, I'll shoot some pics when I get home tonight.

...I forgot to take pics

Caixeta's look better anyway.

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Funkthulhu

Some of the sprouts...

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The big fella

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DoomsDave
1 hour ago, Funkthulhu said:

Some of the sprouts...

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The big fella

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WHOA! :o

Do you have them on a Steroid Drip, 24/7?

My babies are all a tiny fraction of that size! :hmm:

I'd say you've blown everyone else into the weeds, as the old saying goes.

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Funkthulhu

West facing window, 14hr/day fluorescent lighting over winter months, all the water it can drink.

 

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foxtail

My 2 survivors  and I'm very happy with them. ( the others from the batch rotted due to bad mix soil)

Nuevamente GRACIAS @DoomsDave

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dalmatiansoap

Beautiful seedlings! How old are they? What's soil mixture secret?

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foxtail
On 8/25/2016, 1:46:19, dalmatiansoap said:

Beautiful seedlings! How old are they? What's soil mixture secret?

Which ones?

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dalmatiansoap
5 hours ago, foxtail said:

Which ones?

Yours. Dark green leaves are fantastic! Most others, mine included, are not so green.

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foxtail
5 hours ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Yours. Dark green leaves are fantastic! Most others, mine included, are not so green.

Ohh thanks. The seeds rotted was in potting soil only.

This seedlings are in a potting soil with perlite, lava rock and bark chip at not specific ratio.

The first seed sprouted on 25 August 2015.

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Funkthulhu

Yeah, sprouted one year ago from Dave's batches he sent out.  

I repotted the biggest one in its own container on Saturday, seems to be doing okay so far.  Do these guys handle repotting okay?   How much can you screw with the roots? There's gotta be a dozen in the one pot right now. (my first pic)  They've got inches between them, but I can't imagine they're going to live very happily together like that. Suggestions?

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DoomsDave
9 hours ago, Funkthulhu said:

Yeah, sprouted one year ago from Dave's batches he sent out.  

I repotted the biggest one in its own container on Saturday, seems to be doing okay so far.  Do these guys handle repotting okay?   How much can you screw with the roots? There's gotta be a dozen in the one pot right now. (my first pic)  They've got inches between them, but I can't imagine they're going to live very happily together like that. Suggestions?

Gently separate them, keep them warm and moist.

I get about a 95% survival rate, even with my ham-handed husbandry . . .

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DoomsDave
18 hours ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Yours. Dark green leaves are fantastic! Most others, mine included, are not so green.

Mine are like yours, but don't worry.

Keep them moist and warm and they'll be 5 M tall and seeding in 10 years, with a little luck.

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Exotic Life

Nothing above the ground here, i assume i did something wrong as well. Normally I don't have too much problems with germinating palm seeds. 
Need to do my best more next time. 

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dalmatiansoap

After reading all this seems to me that these seeds are viable for short time. After 3 weeks germination rate is falling rapidly.

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DoomsDave

Everyone:

I'm going to do a new giveaway, so I'm asking Dean to lock this thread so I pick up with a new one, to avoid confusion.

Meantime, might as well send me PMs with Archie seed and your full name and address. And don't ask if I still have any! I have so many they're beginning to harm my already questionable sanity.

Thanks to all

And the word is Palm Love, spread the word.

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