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Pal Meir

Lytocaryum insigne seedlings remaining! Four 1½ year old seedlings to give away in Europe (max. 2 per person). Anyone interested? Present location is NW Germany, not far from NL. They are potted in 14.8×17.4 cm plastic containers.

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Pal Meir

As it seems at present, all the seedlings have been given away: They will go to Croatia, Italy, England, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Here another useful instructions: Leave the seedling in that pot and don’t repot it until it has grown to a suitable size. Water regularly with soft water, but don’t leave any water in the saucer: NO “wet feet”! The now used soil mix in the pots has an excellent drainage: cf. https://www.flickr.com/photos/palmeir/15804966142

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Pal Meir

Now I have received some informations regarding the customs regulations:

(1) It is not possible for me to send this material (living plant together with soil) outside the EU. So I can’t send this e.g. to Bosnia & Herzegovina. Sorry …:(

(2) Even inside the EU it may cause problems regarding the customs restrictions concerning "living material" and "non-sterile soil".

(3) These palms can hardly survive a transport lasting longer than one week. So I will try to send at first only one seedling to the first interested person (Croatia). I will get the packing tubes in the middle of this week. As soon as I get a feedback from the recipient that all is okay with the seedling after transport, I will send the next one (to Italy), etc.

(4) This procedure (1-3) is necessary, not only because packaging and shipping are complicated and not cheap, but above all because these rare seedlings are very valuable to me. – Here an update pic, taken today:

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Pal Meir

I have just got 4 tubes for the shipment of the 4 Lyto insigne. So I can prepare the transport of the palms, making sure that the pots will fit in the tubes and can be fixed by cable ties. The size of the tubes is 15×61 cm. – The first palm will be sent on Monday 2015-10-12. I hope that Deutsche Post causes no problems …

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Josh76

That is truly the most careful palm packing I've ever seen, Pal! :greenthumb:

 

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Jeff Searle

I agree with Josh's post above. You are very generous to give these away. This is extremely nice of you!

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Pal Meir

Since the temps are reported to get chilly next week I decided to ship all 4 on Monday. – Waiting for shipping:

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gyuseppe

CIAO/HELLO  PAL

1 photo of your lytocaryum Insigne, looked like small seedlings, but last picture I see that are already good size

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Pal Meir

Giuseppe, this is the size of your seedling, fitting perfectly in the 61cm tube:

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Pal Meir

The weather forecast says that in the night from Sat. to Sun. the temps may drop near to freeze. So I started already today with packaging the 4 Lyto insigne. Here pics of the next 2 steps, showing that all 4 seedlings fit perfectly in the tubes:

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Pal Meir

Inside the tube it is very narrow (much like in the Londoner tube), here N°1406 which goes to Italy. Can you see the 4 cable ties fixing the pot? The upper cable tie serves as handle.

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Pal Meir

Now also the lower lids have been fixed, the upper ones are to wait till Sunday:

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foxtail

You are the best!!!!

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Josh-O

wow!!!

is this your daytime job :P

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Phoenikakias

I prefer wrapping palms sent to friends like greek souvlaki!

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Pal Meir

After a chilly night (3°C; the seedlings were indoors :asleep:) the last packing procedure has also finished: The upper lids have been fixed and the handles made complete. Now they are waiting for their shipment on Monday … :unsure:

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All what I can do now is wishing them (and the new owners) good luck! :greenthumb:

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Pal Meir

And after arrival of the seedlings at their destination …:D

How to open the tube: (1) Place the tube upright. (2) Cut the upper cable tie ("handle"), pull it out, and open the upper lid. (3) Cut the lower two cable ties and pull them out very slowly. (4) Loosen the lower lid; be careful there are staples! (5) Pull the tube very slowly upwards. (6) Welcome :wub: the little palm and post pictures on this thread on arrival. (7) Give your new baby ½ litre ca. 20°C lukewarm water and/or a lukewarm shower. :)

Following some further infos :greenthumb:: L. insigne likes ^_^ oxygen rich, light acidic soil and regular watering, but it hates :rage: wet soggy soil with too much humus, standing water, and alkaline, calcareous soil like limestone or other carbonates. In its habitat it grows on steep rocky slopes with best drainage in altitudes between 500 and 1,800 m, often near waterfalls, in a very humid atmosphere. The place should be very light, but when still young not too long in direct sun.

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Pal Meir

Since this Monday morning all 4 seedlings are on the way to their destinations. DHL (Deutsche Post) didn’t cause any problems yet. I hope the weather won’t too. We have now very chilly 1°C. And now it is YOUR side which is to keep us informed … :interesting:

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dalmatiansoap

OK, Croatian tube arrived in perfect condition and in record time.

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Thanks to Pal Meirs packing system opening does require certain skills

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but after all, this little fellow is more than welcome into Makarska riviera

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THANK YOU PAL MEIR

Ante

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Pal Meir

:greenthumb::D «1st relieved sigh»

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DoomsDave

One nice thing about tubes like that is they hold heat well, at least for a while, especially inside of a plane or other vehicle.

I've shipped some tender stuff airmail with little problems, even the dead of winter.

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gyuseppe

Hello Pal
today arrived your lytocaryum  insigne !
It is arrived in excellent condition, packing super perfect
now we must do everything to keep him alive
here night temperatures still warm,still not put in the house for now,the air outdoor  do well

as soon as possible, I  some photos
thanks again

 

 

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Pal Meir

:greenthumb::) «2nd relieved sigh»

Waiting for your photos :yay: and also of the other two palms. :bemused:

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dalmatiansoap

Hmm, makes me think if I should leave it outside to? 

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gyuseppe

here minimum temperatures are of 10 degrees celsius,I think staying out, the moisture do well, hopefully !

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Pal Meir

These palms grow also in Teresópolis / RJ; below the temps of that city. – But please avoid any risk: A Lytocaryum insigne is not a Phoenix or Butia, it does NOT forget any mistake in treatment (a little bit like a woman)! ;)

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dalmatiansoap

Will stay indoors in that case. I don't like to risk much with my girls 

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amelito

arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina

thank you Pal Meir

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Pal Meir

:greenthumb::D «3rd relieved sigh»

And take off the cardboard etc. and let have it lukewarm shower. ^_^

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Josh76

Success story #4, Pal!

The palm arrived yesterday and I unpacked it and gave it a good spray with tepid water. It looks happy... now I have to try to keep it that way!

A million thanks again for this very special palm and the impeccable packing you provided!

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Pal Meir

:greenthumb::D «4th and last relieved sigh»

Now I’m only still waiting for the pics from Napoli :yay:

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Pal Meir

And give them a shower after their chilly journey, they will be grateful.^_^ I too gave two Lytos just a warm shower here (N°1401 was a little sunburnt in summer when the temps rose to 40°C):

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Pal Meir

"… (6) Welcome the little palm and post pictures on this thread on arrival. …" :interesting:

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Pal Meir

Hello Pal
today arrived your lytocaryum  insigne !
It is arrived in excellent condition, packing super perfect
now we must do everything to keep him alive
here night temperatures still warm,still not put in the house for now,the air outdoor  do well

as soon as possible, I  some photos
thanks again

Three days later … :interesting:

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Josh76

Another update from London...

On Friday last week I marked the spear of the new leaf and I'm pleased to say that as of this morning, it has grown a whole 5mm over the weekend :greenthumb:

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Pal Meir

That’s really good news! :greenthumb::)

Your N°1409 was "born" on 2014-03-12. Here a photo from 2014-04-01, when it was still a very, very little baby, showing only the hardly visible tip of its first plumule (on the left side of the cotyledonary sheath):

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Pal Meir

Another update from London...

On Friday last week I marked the spear of the new leaf and I'm pleased to say that as of this morning, it has grown a whole 5mm over the weekend :greenthumb:

And here the curriculum vitae of your N° 1409: :D

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