Jump to content
PalmatierMeg

Chamaedorea klotzschiana albino seedling

Recommended Posts

PalmatierMeg

I was checking my pots of palm seedlings this morning and I found this albino seedling in my pot of Cham klotzschianas. Albino seedlings are, unfortunately for the plants affected, not as rare as you might think. Albinism in palms occurs because a genetic defect in the seed produces a palm that is unable to manufacture chlorophyll. Lack of chlorophyll in green plants means the defective plant is unable to photosynthesize and feed itself. Right now this little guy is living off food storage in its seed. When that is used up the seedling will wither and die. After taking the following photos I put the pot of seedlings back under canopy and will let the albino one get the most out of its spark of life. Guess I'm a softie.

Chamaedorea klotzschiana albino seedling, Cape Coral, FL

5c0ed8ccd05de_Chamklotzschianaalbinoseed5c0ed8d50b629_Chamklotzschianaalbinoseed5c0ed8e079b0e_Chamklotzschianaalbinoseed5c0ed8ef0bb2e_Chamklotzschianaalbinoseed

  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gtsteve

Yes Meg, we had some exactly the same, they did all die.

I thought that it was partly my fault because I potted them up separately. 

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • Pal Meir
      By Pal Meir
      What is your palm with the thinnest stems? My record holder is a 15 year old Rhapis micrantha. The 1st stem (grown directly from seed, no offshoot) has a diameter of 4.6 mm, much less than the stem of a 3½ year old Chamaedorea tuerckheimii with 5.0 mm. (An old no more existent Rhapis subtilis had 4.7 mm.)
      I guess good other candidates were Chamaedorea stolonifera and some Calamus spp.





    • abdalav
      By abdalav
      Hello, my friends. Does anybody have a comprehensive list of Chamaedorea hybrids? I know that something like this has been published in Don Hodel's 1992 book. Do you have this list with an update?

      Best wishes
    • PalmatierMeg
      By PalmatierMeg
      These are lovely little understory palms that deserve wider renown. They are surprisingly cold hardy: down to 28F. Current thinking lumps what were two species, C. geoniformis and C. tenella into just C. geoniformis even though these palms are distinctly different to uneducated eyes, including mine. I have two C. geoniformis vs. seven C. tenella. The geoniformis are much larger all around. C. tenella is almost impossibly dainty, sporting 3-4" leaves atop tiny stems thinner than a pencil
      I just finished fall maintence on these little guys then took the following photos. These palms are well worth growing
      Chamaedorea geoniformis x2 and Chamaedorea tenella x7

      Chamaedorea geoniformis (left) & Chamaedorea tenella (right)

      Chamaedorea geoniformis x2

      Chamaedorea tenella

       
    • PalmatierMeg
      By PalmatierMeg
      Yesterday I took the following photos of some of the palms in my back yard World's Smallest Jungle
      View down the walk toward the Isabelle Canal

      Left (east) of walk: Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii in pots and Hydriestele dransfieldii

      Right (west) of walk: Kerriodoxa elegans

      Pinanga cochinensis

      Ravenea julietae and Chamaedorea geoniformis

      Lytocaryum hoehnei

      Lytocaryum weddellianum & Reinhardtia latisecta Compact x2

      Pots of palm seedlings germinated this past growing season


    • PalmCode
      By PalmCode
      Hi all ,just thought id post up some photos if anyones interested ...
      The first photo was taken 7 months ago and all the pink/white ones have died since.
      Now some of the green ones have been showing some odd color in the new leafs. I hope these wont die the same way...




×