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CIDP seeds from the Canary Islands

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I usually prefer buying my seeds from local sources, but this was an exception. Phoenix Canariensis seeds from the Canary Islands! I cannot wait to plant them. E9D51762-53E5-40C9-971D-CF98B74F830E.thumb.jpeg.864a1b713c95fa73754753be9c9be0ef.jpeg

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Pal Meir

Good luck with your 101 babies! :greenthumb:

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Pal Meir

Maybe some of these palms are their parent trees? B)

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oasis371

Canary Palms are EASY from seed..., one of my favorites.

They do better than the "True Date" in eastern/HUMID climates, btw.

Bottom heat will help of course (especially in February).  

I have adults in TUBS (protected in a large, loft garage), but also recently purchase 100 seeds for more..., and I am in NJ. LOL!

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kinzyjr

I just sprouted one of these from seed.  Germination was fast, it put down a root roughly 10 inches long before putting its first leaf up.  I hadn't planned on growing one here initially, but the landscapers are doing a great job of spreading disease to the ones in public plantings... :rage:

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NC_Palms
8 hours ago, Pal Meir said:

Maybe some of these palms are their parent trees? B)

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Thanks, I think the seeds came from Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.

1 hour ago, oasis371 said:

Canary Palms are EASY from seed..., one of my favorites.

They do better than the "True Date" in eastern/HUMID climates, btw.

Bottom heat will help of course (especially in February).  

I have adults in TUBS (protected in a large, loft garage), but also recently purchase 100 seeds for more..., and I am in NJ. LOL!

These are one of my favorite palms too. I tried germinating seeds last summer but they rotted. Hopefully I will get better results this time around. 

CIDPs are hardier than what most people think. I've seen these survive temperatures that killed nearby Butia ordorata. There even is a few specimens growing in nearby New Bern, which have been there since the 90's.

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Arnaud33

With the baggy method, and at 25°c, it germinate pretty well, even if it's quite long to have the first leaf(1 month and a half in good conditions). I use a heater cable for reptile to maintain the temperature.

To avoid rotting, you should use your microwave for killing germs, or use vermiculite. Personnaly, I use only vermiculite now.

When you have the first leaf, you plant it on a milk bottle, it's perfecly adapted for their roots. I use a mix of sand,  horse manure(not fresh) and potting soil.

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