I just got these Mountain Coconuts to plant, but they seem a bit too green. Would they be able to germinate? I read it is pretty hard to germinate those anyway. Should I remove the mesocarp (the green husk)?
I was planning on letting them dry for a few weeks, then a few weeks in the fridge, then soak them for a few days, then plant them halfway burried in topsoil/peat moss mix and leave them outside to experience daily temperature variation.
Does enyone have experience germinating Parajubaea Torallyi?
After seeing and reading what @NOT A TA, about his experimenting with germinating Royal Palm, posted some nice pics of the seedlings and a cross section of a pot showing the roots. Some were sun germinated and some shade grown, being as I live in N.Y.S. the idea of shade grown caught my eye. I wrote to him and asked if he would consider selling me a few shade grown. Well long story short, he agreed and also told me that he had some that he thought were much nicer than the ones in the pics, that he had utilized a different shade technique for germination. So, for just a few dollars and shipping, I received 16 very nice seedlings today via usps. I wanted to post pics before potting them but as soon as I had seen them and their great root system,I just wanted to get them potted. (3 days in a box was long enough) They were ready to stretch their legs, it went great. I know some people are against growing palms in clusters, especially royal palms, but for me 1). its easier, I have a lot of plants in the house throughout the winter. 2). these palms will remain potted throughout their life span, so when they do reach up to 7-8 ft, instead of looking odd with only a few fronds on them they will be much fuller giving an even more unique look to them. Of course no matter what I do grow I always maintain at least 1 or 2 singles.
Right now they are in 6" pots, so they can continue to grow out more roots through the winter under 9000 lumens led integrated light tubes, in more or less a terrarium type of atmosphere, being kept warm and good air circulation. As I said I cluster, there are 5 in 3 of the pots and of course the single as well, by spring they will be ready to be bumped up.
I do regret not taking pictures of the roots, but due to excitement(?) I just wanted to get them potted up and ready for their long future as potted trees, to be put on display eventually wherever they go when they outgrow their space here, but I'm sure that will be some time yet.
Three cheers to @NOT A TA on these beautiful little giants.
In the Moku Garden, four Clinostigma have died, one after the other. The pattern seems to have stopped for now, but a couple of stumps were left in the garden. One spot in particular had been so perfect for the large elegant palm, so I decided to try a little experiment.
On top of the stump, which measures about 15 inches across, I placed 2 seeds of Clinostigma samoense. I checked them in April -- no sign of life. In July, still nothing. But a couple of days ago -- boom!
The question is -- will the seed continue to grow on the stump as the stump gradually rots? Curious if anyone has done this? If so, how did it work out? Any photos?
I have some Variegated Sabal palmetto seedlings available. These are just shy of a year old, germinated from seed that was collected from a wild specimen my boys and I stumbled upon near Weeki Wachee Springs that is displaying linear/striated variegation within the leaf segments (a rare form of variegation for Sabal palmettos from what I understand). They're currently thriving in 4.5" x 4.5" x 5" pots receiving around 5hrs of full midday sun. Seedlings currently holding 4-5 strap leafs and are 10"-12" in overall height.
$65ea Shipping lower 48 US ONLY via USPS Priority Mail: additional $12.00 (up to 4 seedlings), shipped in pot w/ dirt PM if interested
I still have ~100-200 Sabal palmetto Lisa seedlings remaining from my mother palm's pre-Hurricane Irma crop and I've decided I don't want to repot them or grow them for the next 3-4 years to discover whether they are normal or mutant. So, I've decided to clear them out to new homes. Please bear in mind that when they are gone, I'll be totally out of seeds and seedlings. My mother palm aborted her 2018 crop and didn't flower at all in 2019. Whether Hurricane Irma is to blame I have no idea, nor do I know whether she will flower in 2020.
Clearance Cost: $0.50 per seedling. No minimum purchase but shipping will be a firm $8.00.
Shipping = $8.00 for any number of seedlings. Plants will be sent via Priority Mail. I will remove them from pot, wrap roots in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil.
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