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Pal Meir

I give away 5 lots of fresh Rhapis laosensis fruits. I don’t know if the seeds are viable. You should remove the pulp from the seeds before sowing. (I am just testing 3 seeds myself.) Please PM me if you are interested in one of the lots. — Lots #2 to #5 are still available.

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foxtail

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gyuseppe

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Pal Meir

No more seeds now, all lots are given away … :(

After removing the pulp the seeds should look like like these:

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Pal Meir

The five lots are shipped today to Poland, Puerto Rico, Italy, Kentucky and Croatia. Good luck! :greenthumb::)

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Pal Meir

After six days I have cleaned the seeds once more for avoiding the infestation with mould:

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Reynevan

Parcel received !! :)

Seeds are extremely small, look alike Washingtonia ones, even a bit smaller :)

 

Thank you PalMeir.

 

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gyuseppe

Seeds arrived today,Size of the seeds, it seems good

THANKS !

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foxtail

At Puerto Rico, thanks Pal.

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Pal Meir

The first baby is born! :wub:

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Reynevan
1 hour ago, Pal Meir said:

The first baby is born! :wub:

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Look what I have here Pal :

 

 

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Pal Meir
9 minutes ago, Reynevan said:

Look what I have here Pal :

 

 

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Congrats! :greenthumb: They seem to be really viable. :) I didn’t treat my seeds specially, I left them only at room temperature in Kokohum®. I think the seeds were still too fresh. Now we can expect many babies from Poland, Italy and Puerto Rico. :wub: If the other 17 fruits have arrived at their destination I don’t know … :indifferent:

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DoomsDave

Put me on the list for any more you want to send out.

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Reynevan
1 hour ago, Pal Meir said:
21 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Put me on the list for any more you want to send out.

Congrats! :greenthumb: They seem to be really viable. :) I didn’t treat my seeds specially, I left them only at room temperature in Kokohum®. I think the seeds were still too fresh. Now we can expect many babies from Poland, Italy and Puerto Rico. :wub: If the other 17 fruits have arrived at their destination I don’t know … :indifferent:

I could send you a seedling or two when they germinate :)

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Pal Meir
Just now, Reynevan said:

I could send you a seedling or two when they germinate :)

It seems that the tree won’t flower this summer … :( Because I didn’t leave it outdoors during last winter.

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Reynevan
Just now, Pal Meir said:

It seems that the tree won’t flower this summer … :( Because I didn’t leave it outdoors during last winter.

Pal do you germinate in pure coco coir ? Unfortunately 3 Rhapis seeds already got mold :( Wish more of them germinate fast.

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Pal Meir

Oops, the message should go to DD … :wacko:

28 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Put me on the list for any more you want to send out.

@DoomsDave It seems that the tree won’t flower this summer …  Because I didn’t leave it outdoors during last winter.

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Pal Meir
3 minutes ago, Reynevan said:

Pal do you germinate in pure coco coir ? Unfortunately 3 Rhapis seeds already got mold :( Wish more of them germinate fast.

Yes, I did. But as you said the main problem with Kokohum is mould …:sick:  Maybe if you wash the three seeds with warm water they can still be ok.

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DoomsDave

Plant anyway

If I had a Euro for each moldy seed I've planted I could buy a Swiss bank. :o

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Phoenikakias

Is Kokohum, what we call coir or coco peat? If yes, I' ve never had mold problems in this medium, therefore I consider it as the most reliable one for gemination.

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DoomsDave

I've always found regular potting soil to be better; coco peat is too light and dries out too fast.

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Pal Meir
5 minutes ago, Phoenikakias said:

Is Kokohum, what we call coir or coco peat? If yes, I' ve never had mold problems in this medium, therefore I consider it as the most reliable one for gemination.

Yes, it is made of coir: http://www.neudorff.de/produkte/kokohum-blumenerde.html

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Pal Meir

The 2nd seed doesn’t look so good, it is not so opaque and white as it should be, but looking glassy … :sick: And my 3rd seed is a goner.

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Pal Meir

Was just checking the two seedlings for mould: They seem to be ok, but the progress is so slooooow …… :asleep:

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Now other braking news?

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Sanips

Nice! how did you manage to cure them?

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Pal Meir

O god, I meant of course: "No other breaking news?" :rolleyes:

1 hour ago, Sanips said:

Nice! how did you manage to cure them?

"Manage to cure them"? :huh: I didn’t need cure anything … Because of the slow growth rate I put them back into Kokohum®.

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59 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

O god, I meant of course: "No other breaking news?" :rolleyes:

"Manage to cure them"? :huh: I didn’t need cure anything … Because of the slow growth rate I put them back into Kokohum®.

I read it wrongly:D

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foxtail
On 6/28/2017, 12:40:43, Pal Meir said:

Congrats! :greenthumb: They seem to be really viable. :) I didn’t treat my seeds specially, I left them only at room temperature in Kokohum®. I think the seeds were still too fresh. Now we can expect many babies from Poland, Italy and Puerto Rico. :wub: If the other 17 fruits have arrived at their destination I don’t know … :indifferent:

Nothing yet here @Pal Meir

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gyuseppe

only 1 seed  germinated

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Pal Meir
18 minutes ago, gyuseppe said:

only 1 seed  germinated

So we have 2+1+1=4 germinated seeds, that is 4/46 = 9% already :greenthumb:;)

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Pal Meir

I guess that the seeds are still too fresh. The seeds I purchased in 2004 from RPS didn’t look so fresh, but 13/29 = 45% (20 ordered) germinated after 2 to 4 weeks.

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Pal Meir

The two seedlings are still alive …… :hmm: No other breaking news? :interesting:

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Pal Meir

You won’t believe it, they are growing: :D

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And no other breaking news? :interesting:

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Pal Meir

This is the way the male-hermaphrodite "mother" tree (α) looked like when it was 5 years (!!!) young:

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Pal Meir

It is not a "remote-tubular germination" but a (nearly) "adjacent-ligular germination": :huh:

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Pal Meir

Now the radicle of N°1721 is long enough for putting the seedling in a pot with a soil mix of fine pine bark + Seramis: :greenthumb:<_<

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