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I was curious how long it takes to sprout Dypsis prestoniana seeds using the baggy method.  I did the float test, cleaned a bunch of sinkers, used a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to give them a final cleaning and then put them in baggies with some moist sphagnum moss I have for mounting orchids.  I'm sure someone can weigh in regarding their experience and timeline on sprouting this species.  I started those baggies on 12/1/2020.  This evening I did the same with about 50 Dypsis heteromorpha seeds so would be curious about others experience on timeline and yield for them as well.

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John hovancsek

In about 4-5weeks if they are fresh. I was collecting dypsis carlsmithii seeds at florabunda about a month ago and today the rest of the seeds that fell on the ground were sprouting.

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16 minutes ago, Tracy said:

I was curious how long it takes to sprout Dypsis prestoniana seeds using the baggy method.  I did the float test, cleaned a bunch of sinkers, used a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to give them a final cleaning and then put them in baggies with some moist sphagnum moss I have for mounting orchids.  I'm sure someone can weigh in regarding their experience and timeline on sprouting this species.

Tracy, I just potted up several sprouted prestoniana seeds today.  Nice timing for this post!  I also used the baggie method with moist sphagnum moss using a heat mat set at 95° - first time trying this species.  Took about 6 weeks for mine to pop and about 50% success so far.  I gave them a week or two after germination to get some decent roots going before potting them up.  Interestingly the one with the tallest leaf has the least amount of roots so I left it in the baggie for additional time.

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Josh-O

it will sprout in a ton of ways Baggie, community pots, seed flats etc. its very easy. The best way is community pot on a heat mat IMO.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Josh-O said:

it will sprout in a ton of ways Baggie, community pots, seed flats etc. its very easy. The best way is community pot on a heat mat IMO.

 

 

Thanks Josh.  I'm too lazy to allocate space for a heat mat, so just have them on a bookshelf in my office.  It is primarily for fun to see if they sprout, I'm not planning to go into the nursery business.  What about experience with Dypsis heteromorpha seeds, similar timeline?

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On 12/31/2020 at 10:29 AM, Tracy said:

Thanks Josh.  I'm too lazy to allocate space for a heat mat, so just have them on a bookshelf in my office.  It is primarily for fun to see if they sprout, I'm not planning to go into the nursery business.  What about experience with Dypsis heteromorpha seeds, similar timeline?

heteromorpha seeds are very easy to sprout.with heat they pop in just a few short weeks. baggie method works great on those as well. if you have a warm spot on your water heater I would wrap up a sealed baggie with foil on the outside and place on top of the water heater. The foil acts as a conductor giving even heat distribution.

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