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Rare Palm Seedlings from Lanai Container Garden

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This afternoon I was doing a periodic checkup on my container garden on the back lanai and decided to pull out a few seedlings for photos. Some I bought, others I germinated. Happy Holidays and enjoy.

Verschaffeltia splendida - I have four left out of 10 I germinated from seeds I got from Thailand. I'm hoping at least one survives until spring.


Areca catechu Dwarf - I germinated this seedling that shows promising form.


Lanonia magalonii - from Jeff Marcus


Hydriastele beguinii "Obi Isle" - bought at Palm Beach sale


Areca guppyana - I'm a sucker for Arecas and they keep breaking my heart. Bought at Palm Beach sale


Pinanga bicolana - one of the most colorful Pinangas around. Seed from RPS germinated easily but not as easy to keep alive. Well worth trying.


Rhopaloblaste augusta - germinated from seeds I got from Thailand. Two seedlings remain. Gets large and is cold sensitive.


Adonidia merrillii variegata - very nice variegated specimen of an otherwise common-as-dirt palm. From Jeff Marcus


Heterospathe califrons - very rare new species that is hanging in there for me so far. Doesn't look like much now but just wait. From Jeff Marcus


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Neil C

Nice selection!

Regards Neil

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Meg, in regards to your Verschaffeltia splendida If I can grow them indoors in Nebraska, should be a piece of cake for you.

Love the uniqueness of them and fast growth.

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