By Johnny Palmseed
In a follow up with my post regarding seedlings dying, I was wondering if root rot has a particular “look”. The reason why I am curious is that more seedlings continue to die off and I have kept the soil dry-ish yet they exhibit the same look as the previous. I pulled a couple of my few remaining Dypsis Leptocheilos and the roots look pretty good to me. They are firm and of decent size yet the plants are clearly not going to make it. The leaves are browning and soft. I have figured that the potting mix is the problem as some of my wife’s plants have a fungal looking thing on the top of the soil. It’s from the same bag yet my seedlings show no visual sign of fungus. Any of the seed starters out there have some advice? I was recommended to use Fox Farm products next time. Any thoughts?
Hi Everyone. My new palms arrived late last week. I’ve planted some. Will update as I plant more.
About 10 or more Coccothrinax var havanensis seedlings, mostly 3-4 leaves. These are several yrs old. There is always a possibility of hybridization in my yard, but these have been slow growing. $4 each, minimum of 3 seedlings, Plus Shipping, bare root in spaghum.
Hola! My name is Paola and I live in Costa Rica.
Long story short...almost a year ago my partner and I got curious about some massive palms that had a huge flower on top, months later we saw that one of them was bearing fruits, so we started researching on the internet because it was not a common species found in our country, so we found out that these palms where possibly Talipot palms or Corypha umbraculifera, due to the characteristics that they had. Not so many people know about this here in our country, so this exclusive event of nature, ended up not being noticed, and the neighbors didn’t got too impressed either. We also read about the unique way in which they reproduce, so we felt that we had to honor this palm genetics, so we gathered a lot of seeds, and seedlings that where germinating under the dying palm mom.
Since these palms are not native to Costa Rica, we wanted to understand a bit more of how they got here to the pacific coast of costa rica, so if someone has knowledge about this it would be interesting to know the history if these amazing palms.
Also, we are just nature and plant lovers, so we don’t have any experience on growing these type of palms, so we would appreciate if anyone has recommendations about light exposure, fertilizers, or any tips that you can give us, so we can get to have them healthy and growing in good conditions.
And since it is so hard to reproduce these beautiful palms, do you guys know if there is any conservation program for these species? Or if you think they can be transported to a specialized nursery or something like that?
Any comments would be appreciated.
I will attach some pictures, from the adult palms as well as the seedlings and young palms, I just feel they are magnificent and they need to be admired:
I am selling my remaining African oil palm seeds and over a dozen seedlings that volunteered in my yard in one lot. Palmpedia is acting up at the moment but you can read about this palm below:
See summary below:
Elaeis guineensis seedlings: 12+ one- and two-leaf seedlings
Elaeis guineensis seeds: 12+ seeds
COST FOR LOT = $20.00
Shipping for Lot = $10.00 via Priority Mail No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI
TOTAL = $30.00
Payment via Paypal
PM me if you are interested