For Sale: 25+ Sabal minor Wakulla Dwarf seeds (total 2020 crop) AND 25+ Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf seeds in ONE LOT ONLY
I got these uber dwarf Sabal minors from Plant Delights Nursery some years back. See links below for info.
While these uber dwarf Sabals appear almost identical in the photos below, their limited populations are 60 miles apart in NFL. I've been growing both and while I found Blountstown easy to grow and propagate, I've had more trouble with Wakulla. I've tried a number of them yet have only two that grew to maturity and seeded for the first time in 2020. These tiny Sabals are as hardy as normal Sabal minors and can be planted or kept potted in deep pots.
25 Wakulla Dwarf seeds + 25 Blountstown Dwarf seeds = $12.00
Shipping = $5.00 in padded envelope. No shipping outside the US; no shipping to HI
TOTAL = $18.00
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Sabal minor Wakulla Dwarf
Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf
It's my first germination experience and this is a beginner question. One of my Euterpe edulis orange Crownshaft starts to germinate in a ziplock bag. I moved the seeds and I want to be sure it's oriented in the right direction (up / down). Can someone confirm that the pink thing is indeed a plumule ?
By Eric Thompson
I recently got around 100 Areca seeds from a plant in Niagara Falls. The majority of them still with the flesh on. I’ve tried using the baggie method with soil and perlite as well as paper towel with another group. It’s been 3 weeks and not seeing anything happening. I have now moved them into a done around 80 degrees. How long should I expect to see something happening. Thanks
One of my friends took some seeds from Los Angeles. Of course, no photos of the trees or their description. At the first picture the seeds collected from 3 different trees. Is it possible to identify by the seeds their species? Or at least narrow down the possible options. At the second photo you can see a sprout of the smallest seeds (at left). It seems to be blueish. At the right a seedling of Brahea edulis is shown for comparison.
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Here are a few pictures of my germination setup and nursery for the most tropical palms species. This is the second year I've been using this setup and it works great.
The germination box, the idea for which I blatantly stole from the Spanish section of the forum. I believe it was a post from 2008. In any case it's just a box made out spare insulation plates taped together:
Heating is by a good old fashioned incandescent light bulb with a temperature controller to keep it at around 32C. It does it's job nicely, very high germination rate. I used to use a propagator with bottom heat, but found that the soil dried out at the bottom too much. Germinated seeds often died because of it. With this system the heat is distributed evenly and so is the moisture in the bags and pots.
Currently cooking in here are:
Licuala peltata var. sumawongii
Rhopalostylis sapida 'East Cape'
Rhopalostylis sp. 'Oceana'
My palm seedling nursery (or should I say nurseries because there are two of them), have been in use for two years now and consists of this (1):
with this below it filled with water (2):
both standing in this (3):
The main reason for doing this is because of the huge space it creates for relatively small floor space, but primarily because the humidity inside the tents is perfect. It does not using mist-makers which tend to promote fungus growth. The evaporation system works great and also elevates the temperature inside the tents to 30C and more. You can regulate temperature by regulating heat from propagators, and humidity via the same means and also by opening the zipper on the front flap of the tent. Light is provided cheap low watt led kitchen lighting. The seedling stay in here from November to the end of March. The rest of the year they're in the greenhouse.
Current tenants are:
Areca vestiaria Maroon
Licuala peltata var. sumawongii