My Carpentaria is producing a bounty of red fruit and seeds. Is there any interest in these seeds or should I send them to the compost pile?
I soaked them for 3 days (May 3-5) and placed in a 4:1 mixture of perlite and peat moss. 28 seeds split into 5 pots, 1 indoors (around 78F) and 4 outdoors (around 90F day - 75F night). Was expecting to wait 6 months to a year for germination. Surprisingly, the first to sprout was in the indoor pot! Since then I've moved all 5 into the garage (80's-90'sF) and I look forward to more action!
A quick question, when is a good time to transplant it into its own pot with more nutritious soil?
Elaeis guineensis, the African Oil Palm, is grown commercially for the oil in its seeds. It is a very large palm with a Jurassic Park look I really like. It reaches 70'+ tall and has a crown of 40 massive leaves - when we cut one down we have to slice it in two to carry it to the street. The trunk is covered with spirally arranged leaf bases. It is hardy to zone 10. Our oldest palm is now dropping large seeds that germinate soon after hitting the ground. This is an eye-catching palm if you have the space for it and a palm you will never find at your local BB garden center. I have nearly 60 seeds at the moment and I am selling them in either two lots of 25+ or one lot of 50+
Elaeis guineensis: TWO LOTS of 25+ seeds each @ $5.00 per lot
Shipping = $5.00 per lot
TOTAL = $10.00 per lot
Elaeis guineensis: ONE LOT of 50+ seeds @ $8.00 for the lot
Shipping = $6.00 for the lot
TOTAL = $14.00
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How long after germination do Phoenix canariensis and dactylifera send up their first cotyledon/leaf?By CodyORB
I had a CIDP seed and 3 P. Dactyliferas germinate roughly a week ago after spending 3-4 weeks in a moist perlite plate outside in north FL. I moved them into holepunched cups filled with a well-draining cactus soil kept moist to finish germination (+minute amounts of fungicide). When can I expect to see something pop up?
Archonotophoenix tuckeri, aka the Peach River palm, is native to rainforest areas of Northern Australia. It is fast growing and reaches 60-65' tall in habitat. It prefers tropical conditions but established palms can survive brief drops to just under freezing and are so fast growing they quickly outgrow cold damage but they hate long periods of heavy frost. My A. tuckeri produces fruit that is the largest of all the Archonotophoenix spp I grow - I have all but myolensis. It is the fastest growing of my Archos, except for my monster A. cunninghamiana in the backyard jungle. It wants sun, heat and lots of water. Seeds germinate easily in the presence of warmth and moisture.
Archonotophoenix tuckeri seeds: 50 @ $10.00 for the lot
100 @ $15.00 for the lot
Shipping = $5.00 for up to 200 seeds. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
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