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?
About 10 years ago I bought a young clustering Ptychosperma at a sale. The seller called it "Ptychosperma robusta", which was not then and is not now a valid binomial, to my knowledge. He knew nothing else about it. When it was smaller I posted photos in hope someone on the forum would recognize it but got no response. Anyway it has grown quite large and so tall I can't easily photograph its crown. I remove its offsets to keep it at two stems that are 4-5" diameter each, quite chunky by Ptychosperma standards. It grows quickly, flowers and seeds easily and ripe fruit is vibrant red. The infructescences are so high up we can no longer reach them with ladders or pole saws. As a result seedlings pop up all around it in the jungle. The other day I dug up over 80 seedlings and rather than compost them, will find them a new home. I can say this unknown species is completely hardy here and took down to 38F last winter. I hope some enterprising palm lover can offer these seedlings a home. And I hope someone can give it a valid name if one exists. Seedlings will be sent via Priority Mail with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil. Take a leap into the unknown. See summary below
Ptychosperma sp "Robusta": 80+ rooted seedlings @ $20.00 for the lot
Shipping = $10.00 via Priority Mail. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
TOTAL = $30.00
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PM me if you are interested
TOTAL = $30.00
Mother Palm as juvenile in 2012
Mother Palm in 2020
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?
By Eric Thompson
Hi folks just put up another video, stop on by if you have a chance. Basic seed germination as well as a look at my largest seed grown washy.
I have a Washingtonia filifera seedling that popped up for me. When should I put it under a grow light?