Got 10 washingtonia robusta as a "free gift". After 2 weeks, every single one germinated. I ordered some phoenix theophrasti seeds from another vendor. What arrived looked more like dactylifera, with the elongated seeds ~2cm with pointy edges. I decided to keep them and get theophrasti seed from another source. So far, 5 of them have germinated and are sending up their first leaf. I picked a few sabal minor seeds from a blue plant at a botanical garden, and one of the seeds has just broke the ground. Enjoy!
By Pal Meir
I still have two Rhapis humilis which germinated from seed in 2004. I hope that one might be a female tree and the other a male, because the growth behaviour of the two plants is different. As it is very hard to get seeds of R. humilis that are reliably from this species I intend producing some seeds, but my palms won’t bloom yet, although they are already 11 years old. Maybe it is because they were all the time inside a living room? Do you have any suggestions?
Here the two palms, planted together in a 28×28cm container (≈ 4gal):