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my Chamaedorea metallicas are flowering?

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Mohsen

Finally , almost 2 years after I bought this triple my Chamaedorea metallica seem flowering again...

I hope I have both male and female ( as @Pal Meir Pal said i guess in past) 

 

 

 

 

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Pal Meir

@Mohsen If you have these both types of inflorescence you are lucky:

59b5127786ec4_ChamaedoreametallicaFemale

59b5127aea6cd_ChamaedoreametallicaMale19

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Mohsen

Thanks Pal

we will see...

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Kai

Mohsen, if you have both male and female plants, pollination won't be automatically. You'll have to help the plant getting the sticky pollen substance onto the female flowers. I was once succesfull with a cotton stick but my second attempt resulted in nothing, I'm not sure why.

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Mohsen
On 10/09/2017, 8:23:30, Pal Meir said:

@Mohsen If you have these both types of inflorescence you are lucky:

59b5127786ec4_ChamaedoreametallicaFemale

59b5127aea6cd_ChamaedoreametallicaMale19

Pal

i am getting this from one plant :

 

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Palmensammler

Hello Mohsen,

looks like female. Chamaedorea is one of my favorite palms as you can grow them easily indoors. Actually I found a German seller for small seedlings. Wann see them growing here soonest.

Do you have a male palm to hybridize?

Eckhard

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Reynevan
1 hour ago, Palmensammler said:

Hello Mohsen,

looks like female. Chamaedorea is one of my favorite palms as you can grow them easily indoors. Actually I found a German seller for small seedlings. Wann see them growing here soonest.

Do you have a male palm to hybridize?

Eckhard

Can I ask where did you find small Metallicas ?

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Mohsen
21 hours ago, Palmensammler said:

Hello Mohsen,

looks like female. Chamaedorea is one of my favorite palms as you can grow them easily indoors. Actually I found a German seller for small seedlings. Wann see them growing here soonest.

Do you have a male palm to hybridize?

Eckhard

From Pal photo it should be male ?

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Palmensammler

Sorry you're right, I haven't read correctly the comments on the pictures :mellow: But I'm still wondering because normally the seeds are collected from branches like Pal identifies as male

Eckhard

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DCA_Palm_Fan

awesome!  Please keep us up to date! :greenthumb:

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Steve Mac

Mohsen did you try to hand fertilize to get any seed?

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Howeadypsis

Interestingly mine only ever has the female flowers. Yet after the last flowering I now have 2 green fruit!

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Steve Mac
On 9/10/2017, 3:22:12, Mohsen said:

Finally , almost 2 years after I bought this triple my Chamaedorea metallica seem flowering again...

Mohsen, Did you end up fertilizing them?

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Mohsen
On 1/5/2018, 2:23:15, gtsteve said:

Mohsen, Did you end up fertilizing them?

No Steve

Unfortunately it was not successful this year , maybe next year 

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msporty

These C. metallicas were a 2g community pot purchased from Home Depot that I subsequently divided. I'd seen inflorescences in the past, but failed to realize that they looked different (I falsely assumed they were all the same sex!). Judging by the Pal Meir's photos, I assume that I have two females flanking a male. I'm going to keep checking, but it looks like the male flowers are closer to maturity compared to the female. I've never seen seeds on the plant, but I'm hoping to hand pollinate. I wonder if they will reach maturity at the same time? I assume I'm looking for sticky bits at the end of the female flowers to mark its receptiveness.

 

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Steve Mac

Mate, my procedure is not the most productive but I can get seeds every year just by breaking off the male stalks (then the flowers open and they start to drop pollen) and putting them into a plastic bag (am told that a paper bag is better) and putting it over the female stalks that look like they are ready and giving them a good shake. I sometimes do that for several days because I don't look too closely to see exactly when the female flower is open and 'ready'.

I also have had a Metallica self fertilize i.e. produce seeds from the very close male without my help. I don't know what the fertilization vector is, wind, insect?

I'm just saying that it was not too hard for me, my favorable climate probably helps.

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